Conference Proceedings

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Conference Co-Chairs report' by Helen Baker and Peter Redden
Conference Summary

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Keynote Speakers

Intercultural Dialogue: Creating the New
Presenter: Jude Bloomfield, Independent Researcher (Comedia and De Montford University, Leicester, UK)

Arts Victoria and the state government’s relationship with local government.
Presenter: Penny Hutchinson, Director, Arts Victoria

The Rebirth of Indigenous Identity and Culture in New Zealand
Presenter: Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Youth Affairs, Associate Minister of Local Government and the Environment, New Zealand.

Towards more meaningful and useful evaluation processes
Presenter: Dr Martin Mulligan, Deputy Director, Globalism Institute, RMIT

Cultural Policies, Human Development and Institutional Innovation: or why we need an Agenda 21 for Culture
Presenter: Jordi Pascual, Coordinator, Working Group on Culture, United Cities and Local Governments,
Institut de Cultura, Barcelona

Community Wellbeing, Art and Culture Challenges and Opportunities for Local Communities and Local Governments
Presenters: Professor John Wiseman and Dr. Kathleen Brasher, The McCaughey Centre, VicHealth Centre For The Promotion Of Mental Health And Community Wellbeing


‘Common Ground’ project: finding new ways to tap into rhythms, skills and passions in regional communities
Presenter: Lindy Allen, Director, Regional Arts Victoria

Making The Link: Developing Partnerships Across The Western Region
Presenters: Lisa Arnott, Cultural Planner, Maribyrnong City Council
and Dean Michael, Arts and Culture Co-ordinator, Brimbank City Council

Strengthening the Aboriginal Community in Smith Street: 'The Dirty Mile'
Presenter: Kylie Belling, Artistic Director, Ilbijerri Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Theatre Co-operative

Measuring Health Outcomes of Engagement in the Arts: The Arts Health Strategy for the Australia Council
Presenter: Naomi Berman, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne and Dr Margaret Kelaher, Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne

The Arts and Social Well Being in Rural and Regional WA Communities
Presenter: Marty Cunningham, Manager, Research & Information, The Dept. of Culture & the Arts (WA)

Prioritising Process over Product
Presenter: Gaynor Cuthbert, PhD Researcher Creative Arts, University of Melbourne

Beyond the Cringe - Artists with Disabilities and Cultural Practice in Local Government
Presenters: Lesley Hall, Arts & Cultural Development Officer & Jane Trengove, Manager Industry & Audience Development, Arts Access Victoria

The Sum of Us: the economic impact of arts and culture in Glenelg Shire
Presenter: Karl Hatton, Cultural Services Officer, Glenelg Shire Council

Strengthening relationships between spheres of government: new directions for arts policy and funding
Presenters: Elisabeth Jones and Ian Rogers, Arts Victoria, Local Partnerships Program

Linking Glenroy
Presenter: Paula Jorgensen, Community Development Programs Coordinator, Moreland City Council

The Western Suburbs Indigenous Gathering Place: Cultural Programs And Partnerships
Presenter: Colleen Marion, CEO, Western Suburbs Indigenous Gathering Place

Different Approaches to Evaluation - Key Trends & Emerging Ideas
Georgie Meyer, Community Engagement Manager, Immigration Museum, Museum Victoria, and Linda Sproul, Manager, Museum Victoria Public Programs

Putting the Public in Public Art
Presenters: Sarah Poole, Public Art Officer, City of Whittlesea & Mark Wilkinson, Manager Arts & Cultural Development, Darebin City Council

Presenter: Catherine Rinaudo, Arts & Cultural Development Coordinator, City of Kingston

Co-publics: Defended Territories and Citizenship
Presenters: Louise Rollman, Independent Curator and Consultant, Queensland

Train Stations as Creative Community Hubs
Presenter: Glenyys Romanes, Manager Community Relationships, Department of Infrastructure

The Pink Room
Presenter: Helena Spyrou with photos by Angela Bailey, Project Artists, Carlton Flats Arts Project, City of Melbourne