Bite Size Arts: Effective Community Engagement - Webinar

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Presenter:  Creating Australia

Date: Jun 18, 2015

Time: 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Contact person:  Stefanie Vianello, General Manager, Creating Australia
T: 0428 373 906

Location:  Webinar

Target audience:  Arts organisations, CACD practitioners, artists, arts educators, arts administrators, cultural planners, students and sponsors and basically anyone who it interested in undertaking work in the community arts and cultural development area

Effective Community Engagement – beyond ticking boxes and feeling good

What does it mean to engage communities through the arts?

How do you plan and evaluate a community arts and cultural development project?

Creating art with, for and by communities is more than just ticking a box and assuming everyone feels good at the end of the process.  Effective community engagement often involves long-lead preparation work to develop programs that address specific needs within a community that go beyond the completed artwork, performance or event.

A panel featuring a range of community engagement experience and perspectives will look at what it means to undertake a successful community art and cultural development project and what are the resources you will need.  The panellists include:

  • David Everist & Kevin du Preez, Arts Infrastructure, Australia Council for the Arts
  • Edwin Kemp Attrill, Artistic Director, ActNow Theatre
  • Tilla Buden, Cultural Development Coordinator, Yarra Ranges Council
  • Andrea Lewis, Communications & Publishing, DADAA

Edwin Kemp-Attrill says, "engaging with communities effectively can be the difference between artwork that nobody wants, and artwork which is vibrant, relevant and connected"

Creating Australia is the national body for Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) and strives to promote best practice community engagement. We want to ensure that CACD practice thrives in an environment of cultural exchange that is worthwhile, meaningful and lasting.

Tickets: $35 at Eventbrite