Community Music at Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

Calling for local musicians, music makers, community choirs, ensembles, orchestras, and bands to submit an expression of interest (EOI) to practise, rehearse and/or perform their music at the iconic Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. 

This program aims to encourage and support emerging musicians and community music makers by providing a public space to practise, rehearse and perform, to promote connection and wellbeing of our community, and encompass a diverse range of music genres that reflect our community.

We seek music EOI applications all year round and EOI applications are assessed on a regular basis.

About the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre is located in the heart of Geelong’s cultural precinct and is a space committed to promoting music of local relevance and providing our community with vibrant and responsive cultural experiences.

We are keen to develop audiences and communities through the delivery of community music program that showcases local talent, and acts as a platform for creative community wellbeing, practises, dialogue, and connections.

Please note – we are not a performing arts or live music space.

Music will be in public areas, so we are unable to permit dynamic audio amplification or technical equipment resources and we do not seek any payment/ticketing/commission for the use of the space.

Our aim

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre considers musicians and music makers which:

  1.  develop audiences and creative communities through showcasing emerging and local talent.
  2.  promote the library as a place of community wellbeing, creative practises, dialogue, and connections.
  3.  Experiment with emerging models of community engagement.

Hire fee

There is no hire fee or payable artist fee to practise, rehearse and/or perform in our space at the GLHC and the Geelong Regional Library Corporation does not charge commission on any sold merchandise.

The GLHC will not administer merchandise sales or facilitate payment on behalf of the artist.

When applying, please consider…

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander or CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) people
  • Inclusivity and accessibility, including people with disabilities and disadvantage
  • Potential of proposed music to engage with the community and support the development of a vibrant, artistic community within the Geelong region
  • Passion for and prior engagement with live music

Available spaces / available times (subject to change)

  • Ki-kirri-ngitj – Gathering Place- Ground floor and Mezzanine level
  • Wednesdays 5pm – 7pm
  • Fridays 4pm – 5pm
  • Saturdays 1pm – 2pm


The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre accepts applications from musicians and music makers of all stages of their career, including community groups.

You do not need to live in the City of Greater Geelong to apply.

Selection criteria

  • Artistic merit and quality of practice demonstrates conceptual, technical, and aesthetic consideration suitable for the Geelong Regional Library Corporation community music program
  • Evidence that the proposed application supports the development of emerging, community and/or established music practitioners to practise, rehearse and/or perform within the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
  • Prior experience and/or studies in music, including school, TAFE, university, or community practise will be highly regarded.

To apply