M~M now calling for Songline Station Sponsors

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Geelong’s multi-award winning extreme arts walk, M~M is now calling for Sponsors to support and develop this dynamic and inclusive concept into the future.

As an ‘epic, life changing journey’, M~M is set to expand across its next iterations in 2016 and 2018 and is seeking passionate supporters of the Geelong community to participate as ‘Songline Station Sponsors’ – who see the realities and potential of the Geelong region as a vibrant and culturally rich place to be.

Throughout the 80km journey, 12 Stations will come alive with interactive arts experiences that express stories and/or ideas about the local area. As a unique sponsorship opportunity, a Songline Station Sponsor will exclusively support one of these stations. Professional artists work with District Co-ordinators and local community members to create these installations (called ‘Walking Circles’), and these stations also act as registration, rest and refreshment points for walkers.

Songline Station Sponsors will contribute to the payment of talented local Australian artists and to the creative development process at each Station. Sponsors will also be able to engage firsthand with local community members and District Coordinators in artwork creation, and will be invited to attend special M~M gatherings.

In 2016 and 2018, M~M will incorporate Geelong After Dark – Central Geelong’s night arts event. In 2017, Geelong After Dark will exist as a standalone event and Songline Station Sponsors may also have an opportunity to be creatively engaged in this event.

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With over 12,000 people participating in M~M2014, M~M2016 will grow from this existing momentum - specifically engaging and encouraging those with a passion for walking, those who seek extreme physical challenges, those curious to explore the region on foot, and those who perhaps require some ‘artistic inspiration’ to get moving. M~M is an all-abilities event, offering the opportunity for all to discover something new about the Geelong and Queenscliff regions, and to connect with each other, throughout the experience of the region’s artistic culture and the region’s ever-changing physical landscape.

For more information and for expressions of interest, please contact Kaz Paton on 03 5272 4878 or at mtom@geelongcity.vic.gov.au.