We Run This: A Conversation With Australia's Independent Arts Sector

We Run This: A Conversation With Australia's Independent Art Sector
27 May 2016
09:00 - 16:30
Giant Dwarf Theatre, 199 Cleveland St, Redfern NSW 2016

Is Australia’s independent arts sector equipped to shape the future of resilient communities? How do they assist cities to prosper culturally and financially?

To download the Program Agenda click here.

We Run This is equal parts rigorous discussion and a celebration of the ideas developed by Australia’s Artist Run Initiatives (ARIs). Set up by artists, these spaces provide an independent platform for creative experimentation. Beyond the creative surface ARIs make a valuable contribution to the social infrastructure of the built environment.

Currently undertaking a mentorship with 107 Projects, Natalie Wadwell (Wadwell Initiatives) has brought together a dynamic group of speakers comprising presentations by John O’Callaghan (JOC Consulting) and Monica Barone (City of Sydney), that will initiate discussion with representatives of ARIs from Sydney, Wollongong, Launceston, Alice Springs and Canberra. The conference will be moderated by Maria Miranda, a research fellow from the University of Melbourne writing on The Cultural Economy of Artist-Run Initiatives in Australia.

If you are a councillor, regulator, developer, urban planner or an artist, arts practitioner, policy advocate, researcher or an arts investor, we encourage you to attend and collaborate. Panellists will delve into how ARIs operate, opening up conversation for how to facilitate the sustainability of existing spaces, as well as encourage the emergence of ARIs in more communities across Australia.

You are invited to an after party at 107 Projects (107 Redfern Street). Mingle whilst immersing yourself in an interactive artwork by Sydney based light and video designer, Toby K with sound artist Rob Hughes.

We Run This is co-presented by 107 Projects and the National Association for the Visual Arts. 


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