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First Peoples First Actions - 2017
Arts Front is leading a series of First Peoples First gatherings across the country during 2017.
May - Melbourne - First Nations Cultural Summit
June - Hobart First Nations Gathering
July - Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair
August - Darwin - Darwin Aboriginal Arts Fair
September - Brisbane - First Nations Gathering
October - Adelaide - National Theatre Forum
October - Perth - Wardarnji Festival
Non First Peoples Arts Front members are invited to undertake their own cultural awareness journey and share what they doing to make First Peoples culture and arts a priority in their practice and life. The First Peoples First campaign actions the decolonisation call at Arts Front 2030. The aim is to consciously position First Peoples culture and arts at the centre of everything in the arts sector.
Not everyone learns by talking
Open Space for Introverts is a participatory space for people to share their ideas, thoughts and reflections without the need for talking.
Forum participants are invited to respond to prompts on hope, resilience and decolonisation by writing or drawing on a post it note and sticking it up on a public wall in a thoroughfare
Contributions will be used to create a collective poem and individual responses will be shared on social media.
During the panel on social movements, a number of us (non-Indigenous people of colour) randomly, individually left the room and eventually found ourselves in a group discussing our disappointment with the panel. We started an “open session” to discuss our concerns and developed some proposals for how Arts Front can be more inclusive for people of colour.
Our concerns with the panel included questions of sensitisation to space, reflective practice, deep listening including listening to silence (who’s absent, who’s being spoken for, who’s being spoken over, what’s not being said). We felt that the people on the panel and what they were saying had little relevance to our lived experiences as activists and artists of colour, and did not engage with the whiteness and racism of the social movements they represented.
In this way, the panel also symbolised our issues with how these forums are structured, particularly relating to social and cultural protocols and replicating power structures, and raised the question: do forums work?
We discussed how as non-Indigenous people of colour our experiences and histories as colonisers of Indigenous land is different to that of white people. This is in part because we often have our own histories of colonisation and dispossession as well as racism under a white supremacist nation state. We would like to address our part in the colonisation of Indigenous lands and we feel that these conversations would be best had autonomously, as our unique placement means that these conversations can be constrained when taken place amongst white people.
Leading up to the next arts front, we would happily participate in a steering committee with the following desired outcomes: 1. diversity of views in curating and programming 2. making a space for diverse forms of communication (direct/indirect, introvert/extrovert, taking into account different cultural nuances for communicating) 3. autonomous spaces for people of colour to discuss and organise.
We believe that having more people of colour at an organisational level would be one step towards a more equitable forum.
1 Hour / Google Hangout
This room is in the foyer area, past the water station on the way to the computer room.
The Wrap Around Tree Festival - proposed by Lenka this morning. What happens if we centre a festival program around one place - e.g. a special tree?
What stories come out, how do we protect it in the future, who’s shared a kiss on this tree or leant against it drunkenly on a Saturday night? What does it mean to your community?
Let’s talk about a special tree in your community, and identify some ideas around that space.
Facilitated by George Foulkes-Taylor, as Lenka will be down with the First Nations group working.
The youth arts sector has been gathering and talking for a while with a view to building shared national vision. How do we ensure the youth arts sector is an exemplar in the rights of children and young people to name, influence and control their present and future?
Who has the rights to tell a story? How is the copyright income earned repatriated to the holders of those rights?
Individual, collective and community ownership and ethical processes are needed.
Copyright is the mechanism to repatriatee money to those who own the stories. How do we work across all art forms in to the future to develop appropriate processes that support culture, artists and storymakers - starting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture.
We will go on a gentle 1-hour walk by the Maribyrnong River to reflect on 2016, landed in checking in with our bodies and drawing on the Appreciative Enquiries model. Questions will include: “How are our bodies feeling at this point of 2016?”, “What do I want to celebrate?”, “What do I need to mourn?”Accessibility Requirements
1 Hour / Google Hangout
The Daily Chronicle newspaper featured in Harry Potter movies is now a reality. What impact does this have on Aboriginal publishing?
Non-Aboriginal are desperately trying to relate to Aboriginal culture and their mechanism primarily us through language. But there are 250 language language groups! How then do you relate to culture - by shifting shifting the context of relationship - to understanding that Aboriginal cultural structure is the same across Australia. Giving non-Aboriginal people access to culture to effectively partner Aboriginal people in this journey. Decolonisation naturally falls out of this shift.
Elders hold the individual and collective histories that bring context and continuity to any discussion about culture and the arts. Bringing a focused passion and commitment informed by experince and the pursuit of ideas and specific learning that is future focused. How can we tap into that commitment and create a respectful, inter-generational space for the sharing of that knowledge and wisdom. Providing a space for the many ‘Elders’ to bring their energy to the Arts Front 2030 vision.
The conversation I would like to have parallels with a lot of previously mentioned sessions about working to decolonize ourselves and the arts, working with respect for intersectionality, and working bi, inter, intra and trans culturally.
I’m proposing a conversation starter (that could sit within another session) on Cultural Safety – the critical practice framework developed by Maori nursing practitioners, educators and students in the late 80s.
- Are people aware of it?
- Has anyone has applied it in the arts and cultural sector? o If so, how and why? And was it effective? o If not, why not?
- If people think that it could be a useful decolonizing tool to bring into our practice in arts and culture?
- If people would be interested to further explore Cultural Safety for the arts?
For more info on Cultural Safety and the research into it I have done click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vR_2ODvhLJQW8ISo5iP3u_rI9ZXcWSOif5gnHNNoOg8/edit
1 Hour / Google Hangout
What kind of conversations happen when our groups become more diverse?
What can a hetero woman learn from a queer one? What can a recent Chinese immigrant learn from a 60k year old culture? What kind of project comes out when we ask kindy kids to work with people in aged care? How will a non-binary man work with a cis one? What happens when a middle-aged Anglo man consults with a young WOC?
Conversations have already started happening at Arts Front around these ideas, and I’m really interested to hear examples of what’s working and what’s not - in your community of mates, your city, or your globally-connected online forum. Why is diversity across all forms producing better art? How is this strengthening our spaces?
I don’t have anything to present, I just want to hear the conversations. Happy to facilitate the conversation.
Also have no idea what Google Hangout is so I might need some help there.Accessibility Requirements
No fluoro lighting, live captioning where possible.
This is Harriet and Thea.
30 minute sessions. We can do multiple sessions during the day (if you want to).
It’ll be about learning how to do a speech on a random or relevant topic with limited time to plan.
Some topics might be: - First Peoples - Politics - Bananas - Bread - Arts Front - Future Visioning - Monkeys - Astro Boy
As you can see above, the topics can be silly if we need a laugh. But they can also be serious.
If you choose a random topic, you’re allowed to have weak links. For example: A biscuit is round - so is the sun - and there’s going to be the sun in our future.... (If you had biscuit and future this is what you could say).
You have to be honest and say what your point of view is even if other people don’t have the same point of view as you.
Each speech will be 1-2 minutes long, you can go in groups or solo.
This is going to be epic. You only have to do it if you want to.
Culture happens in a society. Our society is dominated by power structures: class, wealth and power. But social movements, including unions and environment groups, have been working for change. How can culture work with other like-minded groups in civil society to push back against neoliberalism, and to rebuild a social consensus in favour of reconstructing the welfare state, protecting the living wage, ensuring good jobs for all, and a vision for the public sphere?
Featuring: Louise Tarrant (United Voice / A24), Tim Lyons (ACTU and industrial relations organiser) and Patrick Simons (Yes 2 Renewables)
Facilitated by: Ben ElthamChristian Ramilo / Erica McCalman / Alex Kelly / Leah Barclay / Sam Creyton / Georgia Foulkes-Taylor / Sandra Fiona Long / Change Media - Jen Lyons-Reid and Carl Kuddell / Arts Front / Amy McMurtrie / Eugene* Wong [Candlelight Productions] / Kevin Brennan / Fia Hamid-Walker / Maz McGann / Esther Anatolitis / Kate Woodcroft / Ryan M Hale / Carin Mistry / Avril Duck / Phil Smith / Zane Trow / Kim Goodwin / Soma Garner
Creative culture will be central to the new economy – if we make it happen
1 Hour / Google Hangout
With the work that ArtsFront will undertake in the next four years, to build a vision for the entire arts community, would a sub-sector visioning process be a way to ensure integration with an overall vision for the arts? How do other sectors work on strengthening their sector?
It would be great to have a conversation about where others think theatre and performing arts should get to by 2030 – what sort of work do we want to be making and with whom? Who do we want our audiences to be? Where do we want to present work – in theatres or elsewhere? And how can we envisage a world in which artists are valued above all the other decision makers like CEOs, funding bodies, presenters and producers?Accessibility Requirements
This could be and hour and half too.
2 Hours / Google Hangout
To get to Arts Front’s vision for 2030, we must be able to communicate it – quickly, clearly and in a way that inspires others.
It will be important that we are well positioned to communicate the vision. To get there, we need to determine how to manage communication post-Arts Front. Through collaborative production and collective ownership we can encourage broad championship of Arts Front’s vision for 2030.
This session will look at the following questions:
- What are the key messages that will support the vision of Arts Front?
- How will communications in support of these key messages be produced? Who is involved in production? How are communications approved?
- How will communications in support of these key messages be published? What channels will be used? How will they be managed?
- What does success look like for communications about Arts Front? What measures will be tracked?
- How can participants, their organisations and other sector stakeholders get involved in communicating Arts Front?
Across the past few years, government has emerged as the key disruptor of the arts industry – not a constructive disruption stimulated by new thinking or technological change, but a destructive one, without rationale and without vision.
But whose vision should power the arts? How can we develop a strategy for supporting artists and sustaining the industry? How can we make sure that the conversation between ministry, bureaucracy and the arts is an open and an ongoing one – without any nasty surprises? And what comes after Arts Front?
We need to organise.
The four key roles in any campaign, as Bill Moyers presents it, are grounded and well-informed Citizens, passionate and risk-taking Rebels, process-driven expert Reformers, and long-term visionary Change Agents. We all know people like this. A balance of all four is needed if a campaign is to have lasting impact. How can we bring us all together?
With a focus on the UK’s What Next?, Esther Anatolitis will take us through self-organisation and advocacy models from around the world including Culture Action Europe, the Arab Culture Fund, Americans for the Arts, the League of Culture, the UNESCO Arts Observatories, the Artist Pension Trust and Arts Emergency. We’ll talk about what works elsewhere, what’s stopping us here, and what we can do about it. And we’ll make a commitment to developing the advocacy skills and political relationships that make for timely creative response.
Want to read up first?
Bill Moyer’s The Practical Strategist http://asen.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/moyer_charts.pdf
What Next? http://www.whatnextculture.co.uk/
Culture Action Europe http://cultureactioneurope.org/
Arab Culture Fund http://www.arabculturefund.org/home/index.php
Americans for the Arts http://www.americansforthearts.org/
League of Culture http://leagueofculture.org.uk/
Artist Pension Trust http://www.aptglobal.org/en/
Arts Emergency http://www.arts-emergency.org/about-us/Accessibility Requirements
No fluorescent lightsBethwyn Serow / Alex Kelly / elliott bledsoe / Feral Arts / Jennifer Tran / Audiostage / adriana navarro / Georgia Foulkes-Taylor / Rachel Healy / Leah Barclay / Wahibe Moussa / Lizzie Vilmanis / Tim Hollo / Erica McCalman / Sam Creyton / Sandra Fiona Long / Candice Hopkins / Soma Garner / John Davis / Rose Godde / Ryan M Hale / Audrey Bester / Eleanor Jackson / Carin Mistry / Phil Smith / Zane Trow
1 Hour / Google Hangout
Kath Duncan, Veronica Pardo and Jax Jacki Brown are passionate disability and diversity arts activists and leaders who want to start new conversations and actions for creative equality for disabled artists, performers and arts workers. Arts Access Victoria ED Veronica Pardo insists that the arts can’t fully experience the benefits of a pluralistic society when some of its members are locked out of cultural participation and expression. Independent multimedia producer and producer, Quippings, Kath Duncan insists quotas are essential across the industry for emerging and established artists. Kath believes disabled artists should be able to take risks. Independent artist/writer/speaker Jax Jacki Brown insists disabled artists should be political, subversive and ground-breaking to push for social change. This forum will show: the value of contemporary work by disabled and deaf people; the state of the arts for disabled people; and the need to open up the arts.
2 Hours / Google Hangout
Are you interested in gaining and maintaining the support of people living and working in areas impacted and influenced by your projects? Is your work in, building social license, social practice and pathways of practice though legitimacy, credibility and trust? Join to exchange exchange skills and frameworks for effective practices that develop trusting and genuine relationships, including: first person, third person relationship development, and open inclusive vibrant collective intercultural practice.
A discussion about the future of advocacy and evaluation: who owns our sector? Who are we dependent upon? If we continue to be so dependent on government funding, do we remain vulnerable, subject to government whim? Who determines the policy behind funding, and how are our results evaluated? If we don’t ‘own our own data’, develop and advocate policy, and evaluate our own outcomes, will we remain forever dependent on a shrinking government funding pie? Come and talk about some possible ways forward!
1 Hour / Google Hangout
The evidence is in! Investing money in the arts can relieve both the national and personal health burden in Australia. So why aren’t people banging down the door to do more of it?
How do we better talk the talk to influence people on the ground as well as those who make the money decisions?
This session is about influence and impact - what are the big and small ideas that we can undertake to get noticed! What are the facts and figures that you know of and how can we use this stuff better to build an evidence base that combines a great story with hard evidence.
Can we learn something from the fitness or environmental industries - 30 years ago people didn’t invest in either of those things but they are now!
So come along and get ready to brainstorm - share your ideas and vision for the future. Think 2050 and rather than gymnasiums on every other street corner you will see art studios with people investing in their cultural fitness!!
It is 2030. The Decolonised Artists’ Alliance is marking the 14th year since the dissolution of the hegemonic, monocultural, hetero-patriarchal colonialist arts establishment. The Collective inaugurated a range of initiatives and campaigns, including the celebrated Decolonised Arts Festival (DAF), which turns ten this year. More about DAF here http://tinyurl.com/zc56mj9
Set in 2030, this session will critically reflect on the past 14 years, appraising the strategies, actions and movements led by artists, creative thinkers and communities to decolonise the arts.
Participants will examine the Collective’s original manifesto, “7 Steps to Decolonisation”, that mobilised a generation of artists and dissidents of colour to intervene into museums, galleries and theatres, originally as a gesture of protest.
Drawing on the Futuring work we have been doing in the lead up to Arts Front, this workshop invites participants to imagine what a decolonised culturally diverse arts landscape looks like in 2030 and develop strategies to get there.
Presented by Diversity Arts Australia (formerly Kultour) with support from Frontyard
Facilitated by Dr Paula Abood and Lena NahlousFeral Arts / Rebecca Conroy / Alex Kelly / Jamie Lewis / Theatre Network NSW / Fia Hamid-Walker / Change Media - Jen Lyons-Reid and Carl Kuddell / Kelly Lee Hickey / Regan Lynch / Leanne de Souza / Eve Stafford / Bethwyn Serow / Robyn Frances Higgins / elliott bledsoe / Esther Anatolitis / Dan Goronszy / Zoe Scrogings / adriana navarro / Raina Peterson / Bec Cole / Suzon Fuks / Rachel Healy / Leah Barclay / Wahibe Moussa / Tim Hollo / Erica McCalman / Sam Creyton / Kate Gane / Kevin Bathman / Candice Hopkins / Arts Front / Soma Garner / Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey / John Davis / Kevin Brennan / Rose Godde / Ryan M Hale / Eleanor Jackson / Phil Smith / Nicholas Gledhill / Da
1 Hour / Projector / Google Hangout
Often work in a regional context involves community and partners from many other sectors. It is unique, iconic and often outstanding. Voices from the regions will discuss what arts and culture might look like with a truly national, collaborative sector. How to ensure that regional practitioners are integral in setting the vision and facilitating their participation in any decision making. Acknowledge the work done in a regional context, raising the profile to give it the status it deserves and evaluate the impact regional work has on the national sector. What are the key differences of working urban, regional and remote context?
This session will develop a vision statement that will inform the national dialogue regarding the significant impact regional arts has on the broader sector and acknowledge the importance of creating arts and culture in a regional setting, has on the Australian psyche. Ignore the regions at your political peril!!!Accessibility Requirements
Would be great to ensure people in the regions that are not able to attend the conference, can access this conversation. This session could run longer if needed.Arts Front / Ben Fox / Feral Arts / Maz McGann / Kate Gane / Theatre Network NSW / Georgia Foulkes-Taylor / Jamie Lewis / Merryn Carter / Kelly Lee Hickey / Creative Recovery Network / Alex Kelly / Christian Ramilo / Caroline Downer / Eve Stafford / elliott bledsoe / Esther Anatolitis / Suzon Fuks / Avril Duck / Leah Barclay / Sonia Louise Cozens / Phil Smith / Nicholas Gledhill / Velvet Eldred
We are proposing the development of a campaign to raise awareness of the public value of the arts in the conscious minds of the general public.
The Arts rarely rate in an election agenda. They’re consistently trivialised as merely decorative and non essential. Indeed the current Federal Government went to the polls at the last election without an Arts policy.
In times when there is a perception of scarcity, the arts are not generally understood by voters and policy makers to bear any relation to people’s basic needs. This makes the arts easy to brush aside in place of other things that on first glance might seem to be more important. We want to challenge some assumptions around what constitutes our basic needs by raising awareness of why the arts matter.
This session will look at the following questions:
How do we raise awareness amongst the broader community and policy influencers of the public value of the arts?
What changes do we want to see in public arts funding policy and how can a media campaign influence that?
What would be the key messages of an awareness raising media campaign ?
Who are the target audiences for such a campaign?
What is the change in thinking, feeling and understanding that we want to foster through the campaign?
How can participation in arts and culture effect our values? ( ref: the work of Mark Chenery, 2016)
Why do we need a cultural economy? (ref: the work of Justin O’Connor, 2016)
Creating Public Value in Practice (ref: the work of Bryson, Crosby & Bloomberg, 2015) http://tinyurl.com/gnzdn4q
Challenging assumptions about basic needs( ref: Maslow’s (1943, 1954) hierarchy of needs) http://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html
Facilitators: Steve Thomas from Roar Film http://artsfront.com/profile/?id=165965
Jami Bladel and Richard Bladel from Kickstart Arts. http://artsfront.com/profile/?id=10132Rebecca Conroy / Feral Arts / Arts Front / Jamie Lewis / Theatre Network NSW / Georgia Foulkes-Taylor / Maz McGann / Fia Hamid-Walker / Creative Recovery Network / Regan Lynch / Caroline Downer / Eve Stafford / Bethwyn Serow / elliott bledsoe / Dan Goronszy / Zoe Scrogings / Audiostage / Suzon Fuks / Rachel Healy / Kim Goodwin / Wahibe Moussa / Tim Hollo / Nasim Khosravi / Erica McCalman / Sonia Louise Cozens / Candice Hopkins / Soma Garner / Ryan M Hale / Phil Smith / Nicholas Gledhill / Susan Giles
This session looks at Australian cultural policy through the prism of the cultural policy of other nations and will touch on the flow-on effect from Trump’s victory in the US, cultural politics in the Asian region and current issues facing the EU and national European arts and culture sectors.
The discussion will riff off interviews in the lead-up to Arts Front conducted by David Pledger with American artist Kevin Doyle:
Secretary-General of IETM Nan van Houte:
German choreographer and curator Arco Renz:
and theatre director Kok Heng Leun, Singapore Nominated Member of Parliament who represents the arts sector in Singapore.Feral Arts / Arts Front / Lena Nahlous / Jamie Lewis / Fia Hamid-Walker / Creative Recovery Network / Alex Kelly / Eve Stafford / Bethwyn Serow / elliott bledsoe / Esther Anatolitis / Zoe Scrogings / Audiostage / Sam Creyton / Suzon Fuks / Kim Goodwin / Lizzie Vilmanis / Wahibe Moussa / Sandra Fiona Long / Soma Garner / John Davis / Rose Godde / Ryan M Hale / Eleanor Jackson / Da / Susan Giles
1 Hour / Projector
Add 14 years to your age. Imagine that. Now, at that age what would you like to be attending, participating in... seeing around you?
What culture could you not bear to lose?
Add 14 years to the age of a young person in your life. Imagine them.
What culture would you wish for them to be living?
Please join Toby Chapman and Victoria Harbutt - colleagues of very different ages - 43 and 73 respectively, in 14 years time - to discuss a cultural activity you love; its history and current state and perhaps come up with ways of ensuring it continues.
2 Hours / Projector
This session will introduce a project currently in development to start an artist run laundromat which will provide casual employment to artists in-between gigs in a feast and famine economy, as well as a space to present and make art.
This isn’t just a new business model venture, it’s also an ambitious and radical attempt to redesign the economy and align it with the values that drive the small to medium arts sector. We think the economy doesn’t make sense to a lot of people, not just artists. We are interested in a practice based enquiry into new ways of doing economy which connect with the many alternative economy initiatives rising across the globe: Platform cooperativism, Community Land Trusts, and other P2P experiments.
In this session we will briefly outline the ideas underpinning “A Very Beautiful Laundromat” and present a draft sketch of our proposed hybrid business model framed by the following questions:
• Why an artist-led economy? • What are the elements of an artist-led business practice? • Autopsy on the S2M arts business model. What’s working and what’s not working? • What is a social enterprise and how would it work for an arts context?
The Money Laundering Ladiez are Julieanne Campbell, Rebecca Conroy, Sarah Chisholm, and Sandy Saxon averybeautifullaundromat.com moneylaunderingladiez.tumblr.comFeral Arts / Alex Kelly / Change Media - Jen Lyons-Reid and Carl Kuddell / Ben Fox / Lena Nahlous / Bec Cole / Jamie Lewis / Theatre Network NSW / Kelly Lee Hickey / elliott bledsoe / Audiostage / adriana navarro / Sam Creyton / Suzon Fuks / Sonia Louise Cozens / Candice Hopkins / Soma Garner / Amy McMurtrie / Phil Smith / Carin Mistry / Nicholas Gledhill
1 Hour / Google Hangout
Climate change. Refugees. Inequality. Racism. War. Trump. Financial crisis. Fascism. The list goes on.
We live in a moment of profound upheaval and change on the backdrop of planetary system collapse driven by climate change. And yet we are not yet facing these crises head on or pursuing urgent solutions.
What role can arts and culture makers play in understanding and addressing the profound overlapping crises of our time? How can we organise collectively through ArtsFront to ensure these issues, the stories of those most impacted and the solutions are part of broader public discourse and encourage social justice?Accessibility Requirements
I am an online participant, I am happy to join with another session if someone puts forward a session theme on climate change, arts and activism or arts and social justice. Wanted to put this up in case this does not otherwise emerge in the open space proposals. Cheers :)Feral Arts / Rebecca Conroy / Change Media - Jen Lyons-Reid and Carl Kuddell / Ben Fox / Jamie Lewis / Kelly Lee Hickey / Creative Recovery Network / Christian Ramilo / Dan Goronszy / Suzon Fuks / Leah Barclay / Alex Kelly / Tim Hollo / Nasim Khosravi / Candice Hopkins / Amy McMurtrie / Ryan M Hale / Phil Smith
“Their world is crumbling. Ours is building” - Far right Le Pen advisor’s response to Trump victory.
Is there a case for a monthly Arts Front 2030 magazine? Could an online magazine support Arts Front’s aims and future actions? What would it look like? How do we present a complex, diverse alternative in solidarity, as artists and arts workers? How do we maintain our collective power to imagine in the face of rising fascism and the ramped-up neoliberal culture war?
We would enjoy developing and contributing to this magazine and want to hear from others.
We suggest an open session to discuss how we creatively share and connect Arts Front aims and actions using a range of arts and media strategies:
• Identify what strategies and platforms exist: what is working, how can we leverage that and what needs to be built
• Identify format: structure, roll out, monthly/ quarterly themes, open editorial process, contributors
• Discuss potential content: thought pieces, creative and critical reflections, cartoons, networking, updates, events etc
• Discuss feasibility: to start with we see this as a volunteer-run initiative, with a pragmatic rollout, based on availability with a view to finding funding, if the mag is needed…
2 Hours / Google Hangout
What financial and organizational models do you need in the future to enable you to create the work you want to make?
A workshop session to brainstorm what the funding and financing models could look and the organizational structures that could be created, to make, present and distribute work by 2030.
Who is going to pay for the value created by the sector in the future? How will this work and what will the $ look like (grants, loans, equity, increased earned income etc.)? Where will the decisions be taken – by the sector, by governments, by foundations, by the community? What changes can be made to existing funding frameworks and mechanisms to create a new landscape of investment in culture? What are the new organizational models artists need to make, present and distribute their work?
What can we learn from models in other sectors and other countries that are applicable to the Australian context?
This session will be led by Cathy Hunt (Positive Solutions)http://artsfront.com/profile/?id=13137
and Nicole Beyer (Theatre Network Australia) http://artsfront.com/profile/?id=160457Feral Arts / Rebecca Conroy / Julieanne Campbell / Maz McGann / Theatre Network NSW / Merryn Carter / Leanne de Souza / Caroline Downer / Bethwyn Serow / adriana navarro / Kade Greenland / Lizzie Vilmanis / Sam Creyton / Sandra Fiona Long / Candice Hopkins / Soma Garner / John Davis / Ryan M Hale / Phil Smith / Da / Bec Cole
Aimed at a participatory conversation... Looking at creative ways of dealing with issues that the arts currently face, and on a personal level, the artists within this sector.
Planned as a brainstorming session, followed by mini workshop and aims to produce applicable outcomes.
Facilitated by Miik Green, visual artist + chair Artsource (WA)Accessibility Requirements
Bring a pen and get ready to exchange ideas.
2 Hours / Projector / Google Hangout
We still live in colonial times and our big visions and values will carry big expectations and assumptions, so let’s talk about them.
In this session we will interrogate key Arts Front visions to identify old patterns of power, fear and privilege and explore how to disrupt and reframe our shared values.
Jen Lyons-Reid and Carl Kuddell from Change Media, will present findings from Jen’s 2-year Australia Council Fellowship into power, value and new narratives in CACD.
In teams we will then develop cultural and creative competency tools [questions, disruptors and actions] to shape how we negotiate and collaborate. These questions will support us to develop strategies to work equitably together, so we can effectively action Arts Front visions.
The long-term aim is to create a colonial-mindset-disruptor toolkit for cultural change on an organizational and personal level across arts and social sectors.Accessibility Requirements
Whiteboard, data projector