Professor James Arvanitakis is the Chair of Diversity Arts Australia and the Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Graduate Studies) at Western Sydney University (WSU). His research areas include citizenship, resilience, trust and the future of universities, and he is also a regular media commentator with over 100 publications. He works closely with artists, and is a board member of the Public Education Foundation, a research fellow with the Centre for Policy Development and an academic fellow of the Australian India Institute, and an advisory board member for the Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation that confronts racism and bigotry.
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.
The Fair Play symposium will platform the knowledges, leading practices and lived experiences of First Nations, Disability, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse creative practitioners.