2014 Victorian Local Government Multicultural Issues Network Forum

Enhancing cultural wellbeing and cultural citizenship through arts

Presented by the Victorian Local Government Multicultural Issues Network with the Municipal Association of Victoria, the Cultural Development Network and Multicultural Arts Victoria.

Hosted by City of Ballarat and supported by City of Melbourne, City of Greater Dandenong, City of Monash, Brimbank City Council.

Thursday 30 October 2014 10:00AM – 4:30PM
Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Stawell St S, Eureka, 3350, Australia
RSVP: Monday 27 October 2014
Places available: 109
Forum – Member: $50.00 (inc. GST)
Forum – Non-Member: $50.00 (inc. GST)

​Local government has a responsibility to respond pro-actively to the needs of its diverse citizens. While councils include diverse cultural groups in festivals and special celebrations, much more can be done to embrace the diversity of people from all cultural backgrounds and enhance cultural wellbeing and cultural citizenship. What can we learn from each other? What can we do better? This forum seeks to develop the skills of professionals from local government and partner organizations to engage more fully with their culturally diverse communities through cultural development activities, including the arts. Information

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The Culture and Community Researchers’ Network

Social Practice in the Arts Seminar Series 2013

The Culture and Community Researchers’ Network has been re-launched by the Centre for Cultural Partnerships, University of Melbourne as practice-in-research seminars focusing on the growing prevalence and resonance of ‘social practice’ across the arts and community art. It aims to be relevant for MFA, PhD and other emerging researchers who have an interest in participatory, relational and socially-engaged practices. The speakers are from across a variety of practices, research experiences and interests on specific themes. New participants and visitors welcome.

The group meets on selected Tuesdays, 3-5pm, Art Auditorium, School of Art, Gate 4, Dodds Street, VCA Southbank.

Information on seminars for Semester 2, 2013: SPA Seminar Series 2013

Enquiries: Dr. James Oliver, joliver@unimelb.edu.au

Information about past events of the network available here.