Since 2013, I have become an increasingly regular advocate for cultural diversity in the Australian arts. I have presented and spoken at the Australian Theatre Forum, VIVID Festival, The Funding Network, APACA Conference, to name a few. I use these public platforms as opportunities to speak from a place of authenticity and advocacy, urging for systemic change towards an Australian arts that represent the diverse demographics of contemporary Australia.
Ever since hearing about ArtsFront 2030 at the National Arts Sector Meeting in June 2016, I have wanted to contribute my voice to this collective Visioning initiative. I want to contribute the lived experiences that I have had as an independent performance maker of CALD background, as a producer working across cultures and as a representative of CALD young people, in my capacity as a Board Director for Western Edge Youth Arts.
I am also interested in being a part of building on existing and initiating new partnerships between the arts and non-arts sectors, including in health, environmental, private and philanthropic sectors. I would like to learn from more experienced advocates about cross-sectoral advocacy and relationship building.
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An online symposium exploring ideas of basic income and the need for an approach to economy that puts creativity and care at its centre. Led by a panel of artists, researchers, economists, scientists and philosophers, the symposium responds to current and ongoing planetary crises, and positions creativity and social ecology as integral to shaping policy and systems of value.