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The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) at the University of Technology, Sydney has recently developed a new online resource for local government which provides the sector with a practical approach to develop strong, socially cohesive communities. This interactive resource, is the first sector-specific resource to focus on social cohesion, supported by a strong evidence-base of current, validated research and local government case studies. It was developed for the Australian Human Rights Commission under the National Anti-Racism Strategy.
This free resource is available at www.acelg.org.au/socialcohesion
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Added: 30 September 2015
Conference Resources and Final Publication: Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures Conference (Helsinki, 6-8 May 2015) now available:
New Print Resource: Cultural Mapping as Cultural Enquiry, edited by Nancy Duxbury, W.F. Garrett-Petts, and David MacLennan, is now in print!
This book address these themes, drawing on examples from Australia, Canada, Estonia, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and Ukraine. Contributors explore innovative ways to encourage urban and cultural planning, community development, artistic intervention, and public participation in cultural mapping—recognizing that public involvement and artistic practices introduce a range of challenges spanning various phases of the research process, from the gathering of data, to interpreting data, to presenting “findings” to a broad range of audiences.
Measures announced in the Australian Government’s 2015 -16 Budget have a significant impact and the Australia Council has made a number of difficult decisions to manage the transition to the new funding framework. A number of grants and funding opportunities previously offered to arts and culture sector have been impacted.
For an overview of these planned changes please visit: http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/
New e-newsletter will keep you in the loop with regular updates on the work of the Ministry, great feature articles on topical issues in the arts and cultural sector, and highlights of what’s on, interesting facts and funding opportunities.
New Report: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Festival statistics: Key concepts and current practices (2009)
In any community, festivals are an important showcase of culture and creativity, and the cornerstone of economic development strategies to attract tourists. But governments often lack the tools necessary to measure the full impact of such multi-faceted events.
Renowned Australian artist Matthew Harding is the successful artist selected for Maribyrnong City Council’s latest $170,000 Public Art Commission. He will install his public art piece ‘Pipe Dreams’ at Thompson Reserve, the entrance to Pipemakers Park in Maribyrnong. Matthew Harding’s concept was inspired by the industrial heritage of the site. It also references the energy and flow of the iconic Maribyrnong River and symbolises hopes and aspirations of the local community.
This book presents a range of case studies of arts and cultural leadership across a large number of Asian countries. Besides examining different cultural frameworks and contexts, the book considers different cultural approaches to leadership, discusses external challenges and entrepreneurialism, and explores how politics can have a profound impact. Throughout, the book covers different art forms, and different sorts of arts and cultural organizations.
Wind & Sky Productions is pleased to announce that ‘Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe’ went live on Culture Victoria on the 27 May, to mark the beginning of National Reconciliation Week. The project explores how 19th century European settlers depended on Aboriginal navigators and canoe builders to transport goods, mail and people on the rivers of remote colonial Victoria. This film and multimedia project includes artwork from the regional collections of the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Ballarat Gold Museum, as well as photographs, artwork and maps from the collections of the State Library of Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria and Museum Victoria. While it is very much a story of Central and Western Victoria the content covers the river systems of Victoria from the Murray to the coast.
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Added: 16 July 2015
by Liam Miller, 27 March 2015
Is there a distinction between art and vandalism? This is the question that always seems to rise up when graffiti becomes a topic of conversation, as it has after Lynch’s outburst. This is, however, not just important for those of us who want to know the answers to obscure questions such as, “what is art?” It affects everyone.
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