Enhancing Cultural Wellbeing and Cultural Citizenship Through the 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.
Held on Thursday 30th October, 10.00am- 4.00pm at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E)- Stawell St S, Eureka, 3350, Australia
We are a nation of immigrants and indigenous people, a new world with an ancient past. We live in diverse multicultural communities. We all have a story to tell and the denial of the story can lead to despair. A truly democratic culture is inclusive. It allows a diversity of voices to be heard. It reaches out to those who are excluded.
Join acclaimed author Arnold Zable as he opens 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.
The Forum report will be available in the next CDN ebulletin.
Flyer: 2014 VLGMIN flyer
Program: 2014 VLGMIN program
Kingston Arts presents Dialogues 2: How do the Arts support Community Wellbeing?
Sunday 3rd August, 2-4pm, Kingston Arts Centre
In the final Dialogues for 2014, key note speakers from the cultural development sector and health industry will discuss how the arts foster community wellbeing.
Molly Carlile – General Manager, Innovation and Integrated Cancer Services at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre.
Tina Christensen – Arts based psychotherapist and creative director of Labyrinth Lane.
Dr Kim Dunphy – Research Program Manager, Cultural Development Network.
This is a free event, however, bookings are essential. T: 9556 4000.
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Cultural indicators for Australia: local and national approaches
13 March, 2014, RMIT University
What to measure and how to measure it has been an ongoing challenge in the cultural sector. The Vital Signs public forum organized by Arts Victoria and the Cultural Development Network in March 2014 provided an opportunity for stakeholders to share information about the collection and use of cultural data. This formed part of national consultations on the Vital Signs paper on national cultural indicators. (more…)
Presentation: Cultural planning processes in local government in Victoria
ACELG Local Government Researchers’ Forum, Adelaide, 5-6 June 2013 (link http://www.acelg.org.au/news-detail.php?id=298)
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.
Report from third meeting: March 19, 2014 in Brisbane, Queensland
The Cultural Forum is a meeting of cultural policy and planning representatives from Australia’s capital cities, local government associations along with Commonwealth Ministry for the Arts and the Australia Council for the Arts.
The third meeting considered progress on the priority areas agreed to in previous meetings in relation to its Terms of Reference that begins with the objective to increase the capacity of local government to strengthen the arts and cultural development in their communities.
More information, including the Terms of Reference on the National Local Government Cultural Forum is available at the CDN Website.