The role of cultural facilities in community strengthening
This event explored how cultural facilities (including galleries, museums and performing arts centres) can work with communities to facilitate the expression of local identity. Questions discussed included;
– how facilities can develop programming that contributes to community building;
– how building design can advance or detract from community engagement
– the challenging balance between artistic and community expectations
– celebrating local cultural assets.
The program featured keynote speakers, Paul Reeves, Deputy Head of Education at Royal Opera House, London, John Kirkman, CEO of Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and Lewers Bequest with Anne Loxley from Penrith Regional Gallery in western Sydney; case studies from diverse regional and metropolitan facilities, Professor Mike Salvaris on cultural indicators, a Hypothetical facilitated by Professor Peter Sheldrake.
Presented by the Cultural Development Network in partnership with Arts Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria, Museums Australia (Victoria), Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres, Hume City Council and Shire of Yarra Ranges, in conjunction with Showcasing Victoria, a RAV and VAPAC initiative’.
- Forum Report
- Opening Doors to Young People: research to gauge their needs and interests Louise Tegart, Director and Ariane Ramsay, Professional in Residence,
Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria
- “What’s that got to do with me?” The benefits and challenges of partnering a world class cultural organisation with schools and community groups Paul Reeve, Director of Education, Royal Opera House, London
- Cube 37: engaging young people in outer metropolitan areas Merryn Tinkler, Arts Development Co-ordinator, Frankston Arts Centre
- Making Facilities And Management More Responsive To Community NeedsPaul Streefkerk, Director of Cultural Facilities, City of Greater Dandenong
- Taking the Community Along for the Ride: The Evolution of Albury’s Cultural Precinct Carina Clement, Manager, Albury Regional Libraries
- The Role of Cultural Facilities in Community Strengthening Professor Mike Salvaris
- Community Indicators for Culture and the Arts Professor Mike Salvaris
- Event Program