Enhancing Cultural Wellbeing and Cultural Citizenship Through the Arts, October 30, 2014 at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka
This event was presented by the Victorian Local Government Multicultural Issues Network with the Municipal Association of Victoria, the Cultural Development Network and Multicultural Arts Victoria, and hosted by City of Ballarat and supported by City of Melbourne, City of Greater Dandenong, City of Monash and Brimbank City Council.
Acclaimed author Arnold Zable opened this year’s VLGMIN Forum by exploring the role of story and the arts in nurturing an inclusive, democratic society; based on local communities attuned to their diversity and the multitude of stories contained within them.
The program included a series of insightful breakout sessions led by researchers and local government and arts organisation professionals; looking into the how the arts can contribute to the development and delivery of policies which address Australian multicultural realities.
Key themes included;
Building partnerships between local government and culturally diverse communities
- Ensuring equitable outcomes for people from culturally diverse communities
- Determining community needs and getting effective outcomes
- Using arts to address racism in our communities.