Presentation: Australasian Evaluation Society Conference, Melbourne, September 2015

CDN contributed to the recent Australasian Evaluation Society Conference in Melbourne, with Dr Kim Dunphy making a poster presentation on CDN’s draft schema of outcomes for cultural engagement. This schema intends to be offered as an evaluation framework suitable for organisations, including local government and some arts agencies, that have a community change or development agenda in their work.  Poster presentation available here

Outcomes of urban place-making projects: a holistic assessment, August 2015

Yuji Weisgard, Intern, Cultural Development Network and Roskilde University, Denmark presented by Kim Dunphy, Research Program Manager, CDN Principal Research Fellow, Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University.

This research explores the intersection between cultural and urban development. Drawing on concepts of place and place-making, by approaching cultural initiatives as places and a planning process as a place-making process, the report demonstrates how the two fields of cultural and urban development intersect. The research from this presentation invites us to consider how proper assessment of cultural initiatives could benefit planning processes. Included are two case studies from Melbourne and Copenhagen, where an assessment framework devised by CDN has been used to evaluate cultural initiatives within several value domains.

This research was presented at the conference ‘Rethinking the Region and Regionalism in Australasia: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century” organised as part of the Regional Studies Association Inaugural Australasian Conference in Melbourne, on August 31- September 2, 2015. The conference explored themes from all areas of regional analysis, with a particular focus on the ‘cultural’ dimension of change.

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Webinar: Culture in the Community: Indicators of Arts, Culture and Heritage in Australia, 2014

Webinar presented by the Australian Community Indicators Network,  6 June, capital cities all around Australia

This webinar discussed the importance arts, culture and heritage in the creation of vibrant communities, and available indicators/data sources to measure their impact and influence. Speakers included Dr Kim Dunphy from the Cultural Development Network, Lisa Conolly from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and Leigh Tabrett, former Director of Arts Queensland.

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Workshop: Approaches to Planning and Evaluation for Local Cultural Development, 2014

One day workshop for local government and other cultural development professionals
Presented by CDN in collaboration with Country Arts SA,
City of Port Adelaide, June 2014

Presenter: Dr. Kim Dunphy, CDN.

This workshop was designed for cultural development professionals to assist with effective planning and evaluation of their activities. Participants were introduced to the concept of evidence-based approaches to planning, and frameworks that facilitate this, specifically program logic and theory of change.


Arts Activated, Accessible Arts National Conference, Sydney, 2010

Presentation by Kim Dunphy, Program Manager, Cultural Development Network:

Increasing opportunities for people with a disability to participate in the arts: assisting local government and other cultural development workers to develop capacity


Presentation: Cultural Development in Local Government

Yarra Ranges Arts Network


Arts and Disability presentation

Supporting clients to enjoy participating in the arts


Developing and Revitalizing Rural & Remote Communities

Through Arts and Creativity: a review of literature from Australia


Professional Development Day

Artists and Community Partnerships, Catholic Education Office, October 2009


The Bigger Picture: how local cultural development fits into an international perspective, Castlemaine, March 2008

Creative Community Network meeting: Mt. Alexander Shire, Castlemaine, March 2008


Agenda 21 for Culture meeting and Interaccio conference

Barcelona, Spain, October 2006 (more…)

Conference Papers 2002 – 2004

The following presentations were made by CDN staff and associates at a range of public events. Jon Hawkes’ presentations were made as part of his Community Cultural Development Board Fellowship from the Australia Council.