Activate Whitehorse

An activation is an activity or program that creates an opportunity for people to connect with one another in a public space.

An activation program may be influenced by arts, culture, learning and wellbeing and promotes inclusiveness, being available to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Calling all dancers and dance schools! Expressions of interest are now open for our Summer Shake Up program these school holidays. 

What's On

Festive Windows 2022

Contributing artists: Angharad Neale Williams; Lou Endicott; Vandal; Emma Winkler & Sophie Groll.

  • Enjoy shop-front window paintings by local artists this festive season.
  • The festive windows are located at shopping precincts in Blackburn, Box Hill, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Nunawading, Surrey Hills and Vermont.
  • The windows are being painted in the next couple of weeks and will be able to be enjoyed all through December.

Festive Choirs & K-Pop Kristmas DJ

  • Revival Church Choir at Burwood Brickworks
    Saturday 3 December from 1 to 3pm
  • K-Pop DJ Mist at Red Activation Pod, Box Hill Mall
    Thursday 8 December from 2 to 5pm
    Friday 16 December from  2-5pm
    Friday 23 December from 2-5pm
  • Melbournaires Choir, Purple Pod, Brentford Square
    Saturday 10 December from 12 noon to 2pm
    Saturday 17 December from 12 noon to 2pm
  • Korus Connect, Red Pod, Box Hill Mall
    Tuesday 13 December from 10.30 to 11am 
  • Australian Girls Choir, Britannia Mall
    Wednesday 21 December from 1 to 3pm

Art Banners

Large art banners designed by local artists with a disability are now on display in Box Hill Mall. This project is a collaboration between Council and Nadrasca Disability Services.

Heritage Week 2022

Activation Pods

Council have dedicated outdoor spaces for community groups, charitable/not-for-profit groups, and activation teams to host and coordinate activations. The activation pods can be hired and you must meet the Activation Pod Booking guidelines ( PDF 139.1KB)

Applications are currently closed for new Funding Booster requests. New Activation bookings can still be made.

Placemaking Facilitator Register

Calling musicians, artists, performers and workshop facilitators register your details for upcoming opportunities.