Forum: The Arts and Community in the 21st Century, Melbourne, Feburary 2006

Featuring Bill Cleveland, Director of the Center for the Study of Art and Community, Seattle, USA

The Cultural Development Network, in partnership with City of Melbourne’s Community Cultural Development Program, collaborated on two events featuring Bill Cleveland, Director of the Center for the Study of Art and Community in the USA; an Artists Talk in the form of a workshop, ‘Common sense survival skills for working in community and institutional settings: a workshop for artists, artsworkers and arts organisations’ and public forum on ‘The Arts and Community in the 21st Century: what is best practice?’

Bill’s presentation was followed by panel reflection and group discussions about best practice in community-based arts programs in Australia and overseas. Discussion outcomes contributed to the Cultural Development Network’s ongoing work in the development of a Charter for Lead Practice in Community Cultural Development.

Panellists were:
Maud Clark, founder and Director of Somebody’s Daughter Theatre Company,
Maria-Lourdes Doronila, Filipina-Australian playwright, community activist and recent Asialink fellow.
Lisa Arnott, Scottish community artist and activist currently working in Melbourne on the Interlock project.
Carey Lai, artsworker and Australia Council Fellow
Kim Kruger, audience access project manager, Ilbijerri Theatre Company