After training as an Animateur at the VCA Drama School decades ago, I began my arts career job-sharing the leadership of Community Arts Network Victoria in 1984. Now, after many experiences of senior management roles in the arts and local government plus years consulting to NFP arts organisations, I'm privileged to co-lead CAN - Community Arts Network WA - with Monica Kane. In the last 10 years CAN's work has focused on developing community arts programs with Noongar communities in the Wheatbelt areas of south WA. More recently, CAN has furthered this work in response to community requests - across Noongar country and the organisation honours the principle of First Peoples First. Taking the model of CACD practice, CAN is also working with diverse communities across WA. Furthermore we are facilitating a conversation with WA arts sector that aims to increase diversity in the arts in hope that our stages, pages, airwaves and gallery walls better reflect our buses, trains, schools, and shopping centres - our community.
A leadership group supporting the Art Front project.
The Fair Play project, funded by Creative Victoria, is an equity and inclusion capacity building program for organisations that receive multi-year funding through Creative Victoria.
Little Lunch Online (LLOL) is a daily online meet up and creative exchange to support the Australian arts sector during the Corona Virus pandemic.
The Fair Play symposium will platform the knowledges, leading practices and lived experiences of First Nations, Disability, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse creative practitioners.