About Us



Creative Clunes is a not-for-profit incorporated organisation. It is included in the Australian Register of Cultural Organisations. We have a board of management meeting monthly.

Vision Statement

We aim to create and develop the town as a vibrant rural cultural hub for books writing and ideas. We will do this by developing and managing a high level of cultural and artistic experiences for the local community, the regional community and visitors, and by annually staging a nationally and internationally recognised festival-of-the-book. We aim to make Clunes one of the great Booktowns of the world.

Mission Statement

Creative Clunes is committed to hosting and developing cultural experiences of the highest standard. Creative Clunes will work to meet the needs and expectations of all its stakeholders – community, artists, traders, investors, and guests. Creative Clunes will work with energy and enthusiasm to develop and promote the Booktown concept and the town as a cultural hub for books, writing and ideas. Creative Clunes will seek to provide superior artistic development opportunities for writers, artists, performers and the wider community.

Strategic Plan

'The Next Chapter', A Strategic and Business Plan 2015 - 2022 underpins many of the organisational objectives in an sustainable sense. Creative Clunes Inc. has committed to professionalising the organisation in terms of artistic and operational management as well as addressing some of the key aspects of organisational governance. Further details can be found in the following document. 

 CCI Strategic Plan 


Creative Clunes is the parent organisation behind: 

  • The annual Clunes Booktown Festival in May
  • Booktown On Sunday series of Author’s Talks
  • The publication of The Clunes Little Book of the Book
  • 2018 Host of the International Organisation of Booktowns Conference
  • Sponsors regular author promotions, book launches and writing workshops
  • The Biannual Clunes Ceramic Award



Donations to Creative Clunes Inc Trust Fund of $2 or more are tax deductible. Online donations are secure and issued with an instant tax receipt.



The Clunes Station
PO Box 287, Clunes, 3370
Ph +61 3 5345 3947
ABN 43846959541