Public forum: Indigenous Arts Programs, Melbourne, November 2010

Models for engagement in local government

IAAPforumPublic forum: Indigenous Arts Programs: Models for engagement in local government
Presented by the Cultural Development Network with the City of Melbourne’s Arts Participation Program.

Local government has a key role in supporting the development of Indigenous arts across Victoria. This forum discussed how the City of Melbourne has supported Indigenous arts, primarily through the establishment of an Indigenous arts program more than ten years ago.  The City of Ballarat discussed ways that their Indigenous arts program could be revitalised, including development of a stronger partnership with the Indigenous arts community in Ballarat.  Discussion continued about the potential for other councils to support Indigenous arts in their communities.

Chair, Richard Frankland, Indigenous singer-songwriter, author and filmmaker
Kylie Belling, Indigenous actor and representative from the City of Melbourne’s Indigenous Arts Advisory panel.
Christine Ward, Ballarat artist.
Sahn Cramer, Arts and Cultural Development Coordinator, City of Ballarat.
Jason Eades, CEO, Koorie Heritage Trust.

Event report available here