Maitland Regional Art Gallery Strategic Plan 2025
One decade on from Council’s bold redevelopment of Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG), Council revisited the community engagement conducted in 2009 to understand the current needs and aspirations of our community for the Gallery.
Targeting key stakeholder groups including young people, people with disability, Aboriginal people and people from cultural and linguistically diverse communities, Council wanted to identify the barriers to participation, visitation and access to the Gallery and its programs and services. These barriers may be physical, experiential or attitudinal, both actual and perceived.
Feedback will be used to improve access and drive greater involvement with the Gallery, its programs and integration with the Maitland community.
This consultation is an extension of MRAG’s annual visitor survey, and the MRAG members survey and will support a holistic review of MRAG’s services. Phase one of the project included interviews with representatives from key stakeholder groups and organisations. In phase two, Council designed an online survey to seek feedback from those who have visited the gallery as well as those who haven't. The survey was open for seven weeks from 12 October to 30 November 2019 and received more than 600 responses.
All data collected has been analysed and used to help inform the gallery's five year strategy. A summary of MRAG's Strategic Plan 2025 is available here.
Key stakeholder interviews
Pop up at Riverlights, survey open
Pop up stall at Rutherford Marketplace
Pop up stall at Green Hills
Children's focus group
Engagement report completed
MRAG Strategic Plan 2025 finalised