Cultural indicators for Australia: local and national approaches
9.30 am – 1.00 pm, Thurs 13 March, 2014
Storey Hall Conference Room, Level 7, RMIT University, 342 Swanston St, Melbourne
Cultural data – what to measure and how to measure it?
This event is an opportunity for the cultural sector to share information about the collection and use of data. Speakers will present on current and new initiatives in this area followed by a discussion about the needs and concerns of the sector. The forum will also be an opportunity for feedback on Vital Signs, the national suite of cultural indicators, as part of a national consultation process.
Suitable for policy makers, arts practitioners, cultural and government researchers and funders, this forum is free but registration is essential.
Speakers include: Andrew Middleton, Director, Culture, Recreation and Migration Statistics, ABS; Judy Morton, Manager Research, Arts Victoria; John Smithies, Director, Cultural Development Network.
Presented by Arts Victoria and the Cultural Development Network
Locations: Melbourne, Camperdown, Kerang, Seymour, Morwell.
CDN, in partnership with the Arts and Culture Committee of the Municipal Association of Victoria and host councils, will lead a series of three forums on cultural planning between April and July in central Melbourne (Melbourne City Council) and four regional locations: Camperdown (Corangamite Shire Council); Kerang (Gannawarra Shire Council); Seymour (Mitchell Shire Council) and Morwell (Latrobe City Council).
The format will include presentations, group discussion, case studies and information about resources.
• Learn how to consult, research, develop, implement and evaluate your cultural plan.
• Develop skills in use of national, state and local data to inform your planning.
• Share knowledge and ideas with councils in your region.
• Link in to worldwide networks and resources on culture and planning.
• Consider your own council’s plan in the light of a shared statewide approach.
The forums are tailored to local government staff involved in developing and implementing cultural plans.
Cost: $65 each forum, $180 for series of three.
Report from second meeting: October 15, 2013 in Perth, Western Australia
The Cultural Forum is a meeting of cultural policy and planning representatives from Australia’s capital cities, local government associations along with Commonwealth Ministry for the Arts and the Australia Council for the Arts.
The second meeting of the Cultural Forum endorsed its Terms of Reference that begins with the objective to increase the capacity of local government to strengthen the arts and cultural development in their communities.
More information, including the Terms of Reference on the National Local Government Cultural Forum is available at the CDN Website.