The Cultural Development Network is pleased to announce the
National Local Government Cultural Forum
CDN recently announced the establishment of the National Local Government Cultural Forum in partnership with the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Global Cities Research Institute (RMIT University) and the Australia Council for the Arts, Community Partnerships as part of their National Sector Development Initiative. The Cultural Forum will meet at least twice a year. It will be made-up of the representatives of the eight Australian capital cities and the seven state and territory local government associations plus ALGA, Australia Council for the Arts and Global Cities Research Institute to set medium to long-term objectives for local government cultural planning and the arts. CDN provides governance and secretariat support to the forum.
Local government in Australia is the fastest growing government sector investing in arts, heritage and cultural development. The vast range of activities across local government provides an opportunity for supporting and understanding more about the role of CACD artists, how they strengthen and animate local communities and the influence and role of local government in growing arts participation. The Cultural forum will bring forward exemplar projects and initiatives from the diverse local government sector and seek to grow those initiatives or share the knowledge with all local government councils.
The Global Cities Research Institute (RMIT) and the UN Global Compact Cities Programme
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2-4 July 2013
Cultural Sustainability Stream