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Strategic Plan 2022-2027

Bringing Contemporary Art to the Community

Executive Summary

PICES is a vibrant, voluntary, not-for-profit organisation based on Phillip Island, Victoria, comprising a multi skilled, enthusiastic group of artists and art lovers committed to delivering a diverse program of contemporary art exhibitions and events to the Phillip Island and Bass Coast community and beyond. 

 

Phillip Island Contemporary Exhibition Space Inc. (PICES) was formed in 2019 after the Saraghi Gallery in Cowes closed, leaving the arts community without an accessible community gallery space.

PICES looks to build positive relationships with artists, art groups, other community groups, businesses and tourism organisations in the region. In particular, PICES looks to engage with Bass Coast Shire Council, Arts and Culture staff, in order to curate and deliver an innovative program of art exhibitions within the new Cowes Cultural Centre gallery (due for completion in 2023).

PICES is unique in what it does and promotes in the region. 

  • PICES fills a gap in the Arts and Culture and Tourism environment on Phillip Island

  • It offers opportunities for quality contemporary artists to show their work in professionally curated, high calibre exhibitions held in both traditional and non-traditional spaces on Phillip Island and beyond

  • It has good relationships and works with community groups, galleries and organisations both within and beyond the Bass Coast region  has presented and curated several successful and original arts initiatives and collaborations over the past three years – Pop Up Exhibitions, Resilience Video, Hoard Project.

PICES Strategic Plan 2022-2027 details a set of robust goals with strategies, and pathways to achieve a sustainable vision of contributing to a thriving, inclusive and diverse artistic community by bringing contemporary art to the Bass Coast and connecting to the wider region.

Over the next five years the organisation aims to broaden and further diversify its activities and programs.

Vision

To contribute to a thriving, inclusive and diverse artistic community, by bringing contemporary art to the Bass Coast and connecting to the wider region. 

Purpose

  • Provide opportunities for secure, regular and affordable access to art spaces and venues for contemporary artists to exhibit

  • Contribute to building the regional identity as one that is identified with the arts and recognised as a valued arts/arts tourism destination 

  • Assist in ensuring that arts and cultural tourism is identified as a strong value-add to the region’s tourism strategy and economic development

  • Provide opportunities for cultural learning through exposure to new, contemporary quality art by creating opportunities to appreciate art through exhibiting contemporary work and encouraging active conversations around it

  • Contribute to creating a vibrant healthy cultural environment – Inspiration, Experience, Awareness. Values 

    • Excellence

    • Transparency

    • Honesty

    • Responsiveness

    • Innovation

    • Commitment

    • Generosity of spirit  Courage.  Beliefs

  • Arts and Culture is central to healthy, thriving, engaged and active communities

  • Contemporary art stimulates engagement through creation, exposure, conversation, exchange of ideas and challenging the status quo

  • Encouragement and support for diversity and inclusion contributes to a vibrant arts community which is open to new ideas and experiences

  • Environmental sustainability is core to our practice.

 

  • Excellence

  • Transparency

  • Honesty

  • Responsiveness

  • Innovation

  • Commitment

  • Generosity of spirit

  • Courage.

  • Diversity and inclusion 

Values

Beliefs

  • Arts and Culture is central to healthy, thriving, engaged and active communities

  • Contemporary art stimulates engagement through creation, exposure, conversation, exchange of ideas and challenging the status quo

  • Encouragement and support for diversity and inclusion contributes to a vibrant arts community which is open to new ideas and experiences

  • Environmental sustainability is core to our practice.

Goals

Membership

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Engaged

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Valued

Students

Diversified

PICES values the work and support of its members and is always looking for ways to grow its membership and provide its members with satisfying involvement and rewarding opportunities and experiences

Organisation

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Operational

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Strengthened

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Sustainable

PICES is committed to continued improvement in its operations that maximise the satisfaction of our members, volunteers and stakeholders and ensure the long-term sustainability as a not-for-profit volunteer run organisation

Regional Arts identity

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Expanded

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Developed

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Recognised

PICES is dedicated to facilitating a thriving arts culture on Phillip Island and across Bass Coast to deliver a 

 high profile calendar of art events for the region each year

Contemporary Arts

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Identified

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Enabled

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Facilitated

PICES is passionately active in seeking opportunities to activate non-traditional are spaces that showcase the talent, and relationship with contemporary art in all its diverse forms and interpretations

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