Cultural Planning Forums Across Victoria: April – July 2014

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Locations: Melbourne, Camperdown, Kerang, Seymour, Morwell.

CDN, in partnership with the Arts and Culture Committee of the Municipal Association of Victoria and host councils, hosts the final of a series of three forums on cultural planning in 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.

Forum Facilitators: John Smithies and Dr. Kim Dunphy, Cultural Development Network, with contributions from local professionals in each location.
The forums are tailored to local government staff involved in developing and implementing cultural plans.

More about the series and cultural planning for local government here.


ACELG Local Government Researchers Forum, Adelaide, 5-6 June 2013

Presentation: Cultural planning processes in local government in Victoria

ACELG Local Government Researchers’ Forum, Adelaide, 5-6 June 2013 (link

The Cultural Development Network is pleased to contribute to research expertise about cultural development in local government at the coming Researchers’ Forum presented by the Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government.  The paper will be presented  by Kim Dunphy, drawing from research undertaken by Linda Tavelli who worked on a research placement with CDN in late 2012.