Public Forum: Practitioners’ Voices – artists in community settings, Melbourne, May 2012

A unique forum on practice for professional artists working in community. What we do and why it matters.


A day of investigation and dialogue across art forms. The keynote address was made by Rimini Protokoll, leaders of the theatre movement Reality Trend, who have an extensive history in producing award winning theatre works with communities across the globe.

Workshops were delivered by leading artist practitioners: Dave Kelman, Jude Anderson, Görkem Acaroğlu and Ian Pidd exploring topics:

  • Reflective practice. Interrogating and understanding our practice at a deeper level
  • What makes it a profession? What makes it art? Probing process and aesthetics.
  • What do you mean access? Are the arts really accessible to all community groups?
  • When it all goes pear shaped!  Stories of when projects don’t go according to plan. And what is learned.

Find our more from Castanet website.

Video excerpts of the day: including presentation by Rimini Protokoll.

http://youtu.be/UMh_PmntTn4