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The National Local Government Cultural Forum




The National Local Government Cultural Forum is a twice yearly meeting for local government and other stakeholders to articulate and develop a national perspective on developing stronger cultural development practice in local government across Australia.

The Cultural Forum brings together representatives from local government: the seven state and territory local government associations represented by staff of the policy units; the eight Australian capital cities who offer practical application and leadership, plus the national peak body for local government, Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).  The other members are major national stakeholders of the Australia Council for the Arts – Community Partnerships and the Commonwealth Ministry for the Arts, with the Cultural Development Network (CDN), Victoria, acting as Secretariat.

The Cultural Forum commenced in 2013 for a three year term.  Meetings have been held in June 2013 in Canberra, October 2013 in Perth, in March 2014 in Brisbane, October 2014 in Darwin and March 2015 Hobart.  The most recent meeting, in November 2015, was held in Adelaide.

The next meeting for 2016 is scheduled for May, in Melbourne, Victoria.


LGPro Arts and Culture Special Interest Group Meetings

This SIG operates as a forum to support local government arts management and development activities.
Delegates from all Local Government Authorities across Victoria are invited to participate in discussions on topics relevant to the arts and culture portfolios.

Information  http://www.lgpro.com/sigs/arts-culture


Culture and Community Researchers’ Network: February 2012

Creativity/Creative Risks
Presenters: Jim Chambliss, Can Epilepsy Enhance Creativity in Visual Art?
Nilgun Guven, critical reflections on practice led research as a performance, community and arts worker. Read more…


Culture and Community Researchers’ Network, November 2011

Presenter: Poppy de Souza, Video-as-process: experiments in thinking with a video camera Read more…


Conference: Culture: A New Way of Thinking for Local Government International Conference, Melbourne, October 2011

On how the inclusion of culture with social, environment and economic policies strengthens local governance Read more…


Culture and Community Researchers’ Network, September 2011

Presenter: Michelle Evans, PhD candidate, Melbourne Business School
Be:Longing – Enacting Indigenous leadership in the arts Read more…


Culture and Community Researchers’ Network, August 2011

Emma Blomkamp, Emma Blomkamp, PhD candidate, VCAM and University of Auckland,
The political context of cultural indicators: evidence and values in democratic governance

Kim Dunphy, PhD candidate, International and Community Development, Deakin University
Understanding outcomes of participatory arts: a framework for evaluation

Marnie Badham, PhD student at the Centre for Cultural Partnerships in the Faculty of VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne.
‘Naming the World’ as representation: a relational approach in socially-engaged arts and cultural indicators Read more…


Culture and Community Researchers’ Network, July 2011

Presenters:
Sue Doyle, Policy and Research Unit, Arts Victoria
Evaluating Victoria’s Community Arts Advisory Network, Castanet
Anne Kershaw, PhD candidate, Management and Marketing, Deakin University
The Influence of Museums’ Relational Capabilities on their Work with Culturally Diverse Communities

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Culture and Community Researchers’ Network, June 2011

Presenters:
Dr. Andrea Lemon, Creative Director of Cha Cha Sam and Kids Thrive
This Place has No Place: Traditional Circus, Community and Belonging
Adam Broinowski, University of Melbourne
In search of commonalities in multiple sovereignties: a discussion of intercultural and multilingual performance collaborations in Cardiff, Dili, Jordan, Tokyo

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Culture and Community Researchers’ Network, May 2011

Presenter:
Emma Blomkamp, PhD candidate, VCAM and University of Auckland
‘Evaluating Community Wellbeing and Cultural Policy: From Theory to Practice’

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Culture and Community Researchers’ Network, March 2011

Presenters:
Isabel Jackson, PhD candidate, the Australian Centre of The School of History and Philosophical Studies. University of Melbourne
I am, you are … but who are they and why are they looking at us like that?
Georgia Birch, PhD candidate, Deakin University
How does previous physical activity and motherhood influence activity levels in later life for older Somali women living in Melbourne, Australia?

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Culture and Community Researchers’ Network, February 2011

Presenter:
Dr Mark Selkrig, Faculty of Education, La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga Campus
Community-based Artists: Dialogues of Identity and Learning

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Conference: After Sorry, What Next? one-day conference, Melbourne, November 2010

Local government connecting with Aboriginal communities Read more…


Culture and Community Researchers’ Network 2010

 

Informal group met monthly for discussion and collegiate support

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Presentation: Cultural Development in Local Government

 

Unknown-1Yarra Ranges Arts Network, Shire of Yarra Ranges, December 2009

Presenter: Kim Dunphy, Program Manager, Cultural Development Network.

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Presentation: Supporting clients to enjoy participating in the arts

ASSID Conference for Disability Support workers, Melbourne, November 2009

Presenter: Kim Dunphy, Program Manager, Cultural Development Network.

Handout: resource and ideas list for disability support workers


Presentation: Developing and Revitalising Rural and Remote Communities Through Arts and Creativity: a review of literature from Australia

Arts for Health Conference, Port MacQuarie, NSW, October 2009

Presenter: Kim Dunphy, Research Program Manager, Cultural Development Network

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Presentation: Encouraging Creativity and Creative School – Community Partnerships

Artists and Community Partnerships, Catholic Education Office, October 2009

Presenter: John Smithies, Director, Cultural Development Network
Resource and ideas list: Encouraging Creativity and Creative School – Community Partnerships


Conference: Regenerating Community: Arts, Community and Governance National Conference, RMIT University, September 2009

Global issues addressed locally through collaborations between artists, communities and local government. Read more…


National Roundtable of Culture + Community Researchers, September 2009

Creative and Collaborative Methods in Community Research: Interdisciplinary tales of understanding and  adventure

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Conference: Connecting Schools and Communities, one day conferences, Colac, Wodonga, Melbourne, June 2008

Exploring the use of schools and community facilities for creative community outcomes Read more…


Conference: Communities, Accessibility and the Arts: one day conferences, Ballarat and Morwell, June 2008

Responding to and embracing difference and diversity in arts and cultural contexts Read more…


Presentation: The Bigger Picture: how local cultural development fits into an international perspective

Creative Community Network Meeting, Mt. Alexander Shire, Castlemaine, March 2008

Presenter: Kim Dunphy, Research Program Manager, Cultural Development Network

CDN Manager Kim Dunphy was invited by Mount Alexander Shire to address a meeting of Castlemaine’s Creative Community Network, a diverse group of local artists, artworkers, and staff from local government and non-government organisations. The topic was ‘Agenda 21 for Culture’, the important international new initiative led by United Cities and Local Government, the international peak body for local government. Cities and local governments all over the world are becoming signatories to this Agenda, and thereby enshrining their commitment to human rights, cultural diversity, sustainability, participatory democracy and creating conditions for peace . The Agenda 21 process has raised the interest of international organisations, national governments and civil society all over the world. CDN is advocating for local governments in Australia to follow the lead of international peers and become signatories. More information is available on the Agenda 21 site.

Download: Presentation: The Bigger Picture: how local cultural development fits into an international perspective Notes: Powerpoint presentation (5MB)