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CDN News - August 2013

Contents:

» 1. From the Office
» 2. Cultural Development Policy Issues
» 3. Professional Development Activities
» 4. New Resources
» 5. Funding
» 6. Arts Events
» 7. Opportunities

From the Office

 

Dear colleagues, 

Current CCD thinking; this month we present recent cultural development research given in Victoria.

Approaches to planning and evaluation for local cultural development 
One day workshop presented by Murray Arts and the Cultural Development Network
Albury Library, 2 August 2013
Facilitated by Kim Dunphy, Research Program Manager, CDN.
 
CDN’s Research Program Manager Kim Dunphy recently presented a one-day workshop for cultural development professionals to assist with effective planning and evaluation of their activities.  Participants were introduced to the concept of evidence-based approaches to planning and frameworks that facilitate this, specifically program logic and theory of change.  These were related to case studies were drawn from participants’ real world experience.  The second half of the day concentrated on evaluation: its purpose, benefits and challenges, and the range of approaches. The workshop introduced a mix of theory, relevant models and hands-on experience to equip participants to apply these techniques in their own workplaces.  
This event was attended by a mix of local government arts, community development and library staff across Victoria and southern NSW.  Feedback was very positive with many comments like this:  
Thank you for assisting me during the Planning and Evaluation Workshop.  You were a brilliant facilitator and I am very convinced that the Program Logic is the way for me to go in terms of planning and evaluation.  Thank you for the inspiration... (Coordinator Cultural Diversity, Victorian regional council)
Notes and powerpoint from the workshop are available from the CDN website.  CDN anticipates offering these workshops in Melbourne and other areas of Victoria in late 2013 and 2014.
Please contact us if you'd like to host one in your area.  kim.dunphy@culturaldevelopment.net.au

Community Cultural Development Frameworks
Presentation by Jade Lillie (Footscray Community Arts Centre) and Steph Vajda (Ferment Collaborate)
People and the Planet Conference, Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University, July 2013

Jade Lillie (Footscray Community Arts Centre) and Steph Vajda (Ferment Collaborate) have worked independently and collaboratively in Australian and Asian contexts for the past eight years. Recently, Jade and Steph presented at the RMIT University Global Cities Research Institute's People and the Planet Conference in Melbourne.  Their presentation discussed community cultural development frameworks as a tool for cultural sustainability. Along with a series of practical examples from Queensland, Thailand and Sri Lanka, Jade and Steph spoke about the following topics:
• Sustainability in a community context
• Links between culture and sustainability (without culture, we are not sustainable)
• Cultural democracy and community engagement
• Community cultural development as a framework for engaging communities in cultural democracy
  • engagement and sustainable solutions to social, economic, environmental, political and cultural issues
Download Jade and Steph's presentation.   Please contact Jade or Steph directly for further detail or information.

Read the People and the Planet Conference report from Professor Margaret Gardner AO, Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT.
 
Features in the CDN ebulletin: promote your council's arts and cultural activities.
CDN is keen to feature activities, events, projects and research which are taking place in your area. We encourage local government arts and culture officers to submitted articles/reports/reviews on cultural development activities which they have developed and to share this knowledge with other councils via the CDN ebulletin. For further information please contact Lyndall.

Congratulations to Cr Rod Fyffe
CDN  wishes to congratulates Cr Rodney James Fyffe, Bendigo, Vic recipient of the Order of Australia: on the recent Queens Birthday list for Service to Local Government and the Community. Rod is a member of the CDN Board and is a strong advocate for community and cultural development through his involvement in local government.

CDN supports two groups of local government professionals that meet to discuss issues of relevance:

Municipal Association of Victoria Arts and Culture Committee Meetings 2013

This group of elected representatives and council staff meets quarterly to advise MAV's Board on issues to do with Arts and Culture in Victoria councils.
2-4 pm, Thursday 15 August (Hobsons Bay) at the Substation, Newport.
2-4 pm, Thursday 14 November, venue TBC.
Information

LGPro Arts and Culture Special Interest Group Meetings 2013
This SIG operates as a forum to support Local Government arts management and development activities. Delegates from all Local Government authorities across Victoria are invited to participate in discussions on topics relevant to the arts and culture portfolios.

Next meetings: Friday 13 September, Friday 1 November and Friday 6 December
10:00am to 12:30pm (unless otherwise advised)
Co-ordinated by Michelle Ely, Team Leader, Arts Investment, City of Melbourne.
Venue: City of Melbourne.  Information

RESEARCH PROGRAM

In a new initiative this year, CDN is focussing resources on a program of research to assist local government cultural development practitioners in their work.

The first completed article:  Cultural planning processes in local government in Victoriais now available from CDN's website. This paper includes information from a statewide survey of cultural development teams in local government in Victoria. It includes data about local government’s significant investment in cultural development, including staff, infrastructure and activities; and information about cultural planning including guiding principles, processes used for development, contribution of advisory groups and use of indicators. It was presented at the recent Local Government Researchers' Forum in Adelaide in June.  The development of this first paper raised our awareness of many more questions that are as yet unanswered, which we will continue to explore in coming months.  We invite council cultural development staff who are interested in contribute to this research process, particularly to inform us about topics that would be helpful for us to address, to contact Research Manager Kim Dunphy on kim.dunphy@culturaldevelopment.net.au.
 

Cultural Development Policy Issues

The National Local Government Cultural Forum, June 19, 2013 in Canberra

The first meeting of the National Local Government Cultural Forum took place on the 19th June in Canberra to coincide with the Australian Local Government Association’s General Assembly.  It was chaired by the Hon. Fred Chaney AO and attended by representatives from the seven state and territory local government associations and the eight Australian capital cities, plus Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), the Australia Council for the Arts - Community Partnerships, the Office for the Arts, Global Cities Research Institute (RMIT University) and the Cultural Development Network (CDN).

The aim of the first meeting was to explore the national role of local government in arts and culture and to reach consensus on the medium to long-term objectives for the Cultural Forum. These following topics were agreed as items for discussion at the next meeting:
  • Response to the National Arts and Culture Accord
  • Extent of current local government cultural data and use of indicators
  • Infrastructure development and ‘spaces’
  • Relationship between local government and national peak arts organisations
  • Collecting and utilisation of case-studies
Forum participants also attended the ALGA Assembly for a session, when Rupert Myer, AM, Chair of the Australia Council, addressed delegates about local government's important role in supporting opportunities for Australians to participate in the arts.

The next meeting of the Cultural Forum is scheduled for 15 October in Perth, Western Australia.  Further information will be posted on CDN's website and from the state local government associations and capital cities.

UNESCO International Congress on Culture: Key to Sustainable Development, Hangzhou, China, May 15-17, 2013.
UNESCO recently gathered 400 delegates from around the world to discuss culture as a key to sustainable development, at the International Congress in Hangzhou, China.  One of those who attended was Jon Hawkes, author of The Fourth Pillar of Sustainability, which was published by the Cultural Development Network in 2001.  Jon presented a case study; Culture-sensitive and context‐based policies in sustainable development.  One of the main outcomes of the Congress was the adoption of the Hangzhou Declaration 'Placing Culture at the Heart of Sustainable Development Policies' on 17 May 2013. To find out more visit the conference website. 

Making Art with Communities: A Work Guide
Making Art with Communities: A Work Guide has been developed by Arts Victoria in conjunction with VicHealth and Victorian community arts network, Castanet.
Launched in June 2013, the publication is the first of its kind in Australia, providing a step-by-step guide that navigates the complexities of embarking on community arts projects. Making Art with Communities provides expert, practical advice for artists and communities who aspire to establish projects in their local area. Information.

Report 6: Rio+20 and culture. Advocating for Culture as a Pillar of Sustainability
This report is a summary of the strategy that the Committee on culture of United Cities and Local Governments developed in 2010-2012 to influence the process towards the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) which took place in Rio de Janeiro on 20-22 June 2012. The report analyses in detail the Outcome Document of Rio+20, and explains why it is insufficient. Read more.

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Professional Development Activities

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Cultural and Community Partnerships, Faculty of the VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne
Social Practice in the Arts, practice-as-research seminars.
  Selected Tuesdays 3pm-5pm
Art Auditorium, School of Art, Dodds Street, Southbank
Upcoming presenter: Tony Birch, 10 September.
Focusing on the growing prevalence and resonance of 'social practice across the arts and community art. These sessions are aimed at MFA, PhD and other researchers who have an interest in participatory recreational and socially-engaged practices.
Enquiries: Dr James Oliver, joliver@unimelb.edu.au Information.
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Institute of Community Development Courses
Introduction to Community Development, 21 and 22 October, Hawthorn, Victoria
Intermediate Community Development, 28 and 29 October, Hawthorn, Victoria
Information.

CASE Asia-Pacific Institute in Educational Fundraising (APIEF)
September 30 - October 4, 2013, Mt Eliza, Victoria, Australia
The CASE Asia-Pacific Institute in Educational Fundraising is specially designed to equip advancement professionals with all the skills required of an outstanding fundraiser! Delegates will attend plenaries on Annual and Regular Giving, Major Gifts, Campaigns, Ethics and Legacy, and customize learning from a selection of close to thirty electives, all woven together by a theme for each day. Information: visit www.case.org (Enter CASE code: APIEF)

Regional Arts Australia National Conference and Festival
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia, 16-19 October 2014
Register now and receive a special discounted rate of $935.75
With an 18-year history the Regional Arts Australia Conference and Festival is joined by an influential network of community developers from across the country and the world. For more information see www.artsontheedge.com.au or to discuss payment options (including spreading the cost over two financial years June/July 2013) contact Kelly Jennings, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Country Arts WA on 08 9200 6200 or via kjennings@countryartswa.asn.au

Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (OAAV)
Training program in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management for Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) Organisations and others working within the Aboriginal cultural heritage industry.

This program consists of an introductory 3-day workshop entitled Past and Present followed by an accredited Certificate.
This year two 3-day workshops will be offered to introduce the larger course of training and build on existing cultural heritage skills and knowledge. This will be followed by a 9 week Certificate IV level training course delivered by La Trobe University. To be eligible to take part in the Certificate IV program you must complete one of OAAV’s 3-day workshops.
The dates: Trawool (near Seymour)  August 6th to 8th, 2013 and Stonelea (near Alexandra)     September 3rd to 5th, 2013
Information: Dr Christina Pavlides, Heritage Sector Support Aboriginal Affairs Victoria on 03 9208 3279 or 0419 353 804.

Arts Health Institute National Convention
Thursday 5 September 2013 to Friday 6 September 2013
Luna Park, Milsons Point, Sydney
This convention is for managers, therapists, clinicians and care assistants as well as artists, researchers, policymakers, educators and all who have an interest in taking a positive approach in advancing the quality of care for the aged. Information.
 
ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Digital Interventions Symposium: Digital Interventions in Everyday Creativity
Tuesday 3 December 2013 9:00 am to 5:00 am
Spectrum Gallery, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Perth, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia. This symposium examines how digital media are implicated in processes of change. Information.

Spectres of Evaluation Conference
6-7 February 2014
Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray
This international arts conference is presented by The Centre for Cultural Partnerships, VCA & MCM, University of Melbourne & Footscray Community Arts Centre. It examines creative and critical approaches to evaluation and value in relation to community-engaged arts practice. Information.contact@spectresofevaluation.com
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES – INTERNATIONAL

The University of British Columbia Canada; Foundations of Cultural Planning Course
Trace the history of the concept and practice of cultural planning from the origins of the Town and Country Planning Movement to its present-day application and development in North America, Australasia, Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region. Information. 

21st ENCATC National Conference
Rethinking Education in Arts and Cultural Management

5-7 November 2013
Antwerp, Belgium. Information.

6th World Summit on Arts and Culture, Creative Times: new models for cultural development.
13-16 January 2014
The Summit will address how globalisation, shifts in social and economic development and new forms of communication are generating an array of challenges and opportunities within the cultural field, and on how this is impacting on the development of our societies and nations. Registration for the World Summit will open in June this year. Information.

2014 Call for Papers
The Arts in Society Conference

25-27 June 2014

Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters or colloquia are invited for the Ninth International Conference on the Arts in Society. Proposals are invited that address the arts through one of the following themes:


Theme 1: Arts Education; Theme 2: Arts Theory and History; Theme 3: New Media, Technology and the Arts; Theme 4: Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts.
The current deadline to submit a proposal (a title and short abstract) is 20 August 2013.  For more information on submitting your proposal and registering for the conference, please visit our website.

8th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research
University of Hildesheim, Germany
9 September 2014 to 12 September 2014
ICCPR2014 aims to provide a space for exploring cultural policies, their meanings, roles and impact in an interdisciplinary and international environment. This ICCPR2014 exploration is not restricted to the contemporary period, or any geographical area.
For more conferences and events, visit http://www.ifacca.org/events/ >
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New Resources


Australia Council for the Arts
Market development skills resources

This resource contains practical tips about how to best plan for and position your work in international markets, and how to identify priority markets. Information.

Museums Australia (Victoria)
Multicultural Communities' Collection Project

Museums Australia (Victoria) with the support of the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria and other organisations, is helping ethnic community groups to document and preserve their immigration and settlement history. This project will help groups to protect their historical and cultural objects and stories. Information.

New Resource: How to design our world for happiness.
Particularly well suited to those involved in community planning /  development, place making or neighbourhood planning. 
A range of topics are discussed including but not limited to:
•         Make Paradise Out of a Parking Lot
•         Nourishing the Urban Spirit
•         Lost Green Spaces Right Under Our Noses
•         Bicyclists Wheel into the 21st Century
 
New Books from Ashgate Publishing
The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning and Culture
Edited by Greg Young, University of Sydney, Australia and Deborah Stevenson, UWS, Australia
Reshaping Planning with Culture
Greg Young, University of Sydney, Australia
Order on line www.ashgate.com

New Resource: Municipal Cultural Planning: A Toolkit for Ontario Municipalities

News: Arts and culture to be included in ONS well-being measures
By:Michael Quinn, The Stage.com.uk
Engagement with the arts and culture is to be included for the first time as one of the measures used by government to calculate the UK’s sense of well-being. Weblink.

New Discussion Paper: The Economic Contribution of Culture
Australian Bureau of Statistics, June 2013, Australia
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released a discussion paper about measuring the economic contribution of cultural and creative activity in Australia. Information.

Growing Young Minds: How Museums and Libraries Create Lifelong Learners, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), June 2013, USA

This new report calls upon policymakers, practitioners, and parents to make full use of libraries and museums, and the skills and talents of those who work in them, to close knowledge and opportunity gaps and give all children a strong start in learning.

New Report: Culture and Community Revitalization: the Executive Summary
By Hayley Roberts, June 14, 2013

New Article: Is the Role of the Curator Evolving by Erinn Roos-Brown.

New Article: What is Museum? by Tegan Kehoe


Arts Access Australia
New Report: Art works: arts employment for people with disability

A lack of inclusive and accessible employment and leadership opportunities are some of the most significant barriers remaining for people with disability to be able to engage fully and equally in Australian society.
This report captures the results from national research into employment levels, barriers and strategies around employment in the arts for people with disability.
Produced in response to a key focus area of the National Arts and Disability Strategy, the research was funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport managed by Arts Access Australia and undertaken by DADAA Inc.

New Video: Australia Council for the Arts, Community Partnerships
Announce that in conjunction with the new Structured Mentorships category the first video Community Partnerships: Experiential Collaborations exploring mentorships. Information.  Interested in learning more about Structured Mentorships please contact Lucy Mendelssohn on 02 9215 9025.

Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government
Community Wellbeing Indicators: Measures for Local Government
This paper outlines key research and initiatives around community wellbeing indicators, and includes a 'community wellbeing indicators survey template' that can be adapted for use by local governments nationally to measure, analyse and assess the progress of community wellbeing. http://www.acelg.org.au/

VicHealth, Talking the Difference
Talking Difference is a digital project designed to facilitate dialogue about cultural difference and promote diversity.
The project is funded through VicHealth's 'Arts About Us' program and further extends three years' work by Museum Victoria staff around race-based discrimination in Victorian communities. View the new website www.museumvictoria/talkingdifference

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Funding

Mornington Peninsula Shire Community Grant Scheme
The Mornington Peninsula Shire invites applications from non-profit community organisations for grants to assist with projects which benefit the Mornington Peninsula community. Grants open on Monday 5 August 2013. Information.

Regional Development Victoria
Putting Locals First Program

The Putting Locals First Program (PLFP) component of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is a $100 million initiative designed to enable regional communities to devise and deliver service and infrastructure responses which reflect local priorities. The PLFP will support stronger and more sustainable regional communities by building their capacity to drive development in their region. Information.

Arts Victoria: VicArts Grants
Applications close Wednesday 18 September 2013 for projects commencing from 1 January 2014.

The VicArts Grants program invests in the creative endeavours and professional practice of Victoria’s artists and smaller arts companies. It provides one-off support for discrete projects that will develop - and bring dynamism to - Victoria’s arts sector. Information. 
 
Australia Council for the Arts, Community Partnerships Grants
Applications close 6 September, 2013
Projects Funding
These grants provide funding for individuals, groups and organisations to develop and implement community arts and cultural development projects with a range of partners. These projects may or may not have a public outcome. Consideration of an evaluation strategy is recommended. Information.
Projects with Public Outcomes
These grants provide funding for community arts and cultural development projects that have strong public presentation outcomes and involve both arts and non-arts partners. Information.
Career Pathways - Structured Mentorships
These new grants support tailored mentorship arrangements that build the skills and capacities of practitioners at different stages of their career in identified areas that contribute to the sustainability and quality of community arts and cultural development practice. Information.

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Arts Events: Exhibitions, Performing Arts, Media and Programs

VICTORIA

Victoria's Cultural Guide Launch
Monday 2 September 2013, 30pm – 6.30pm (The Guide will be launched at 5.45pm)
Experimedia, State Library of Victoria, 28 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Cultural Tourism Victoria (CTV) invites you to the launch of Victoria’s Cultural Guide 2013-2014.
Launched by the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, the Hon. Louise Asher MP,  the Guide encapsulates the creative essence of Victoria.
RSVP: Please register your attendance by Monday 26 August

Greater Dandenong City Council
Past, Present, Image and Identity
26 July to 25 August
Heritage Hill, 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong 3175. 
An exhibition showcasing work created by two of our Artists in Residence for 2012 -  Kosar Majani and Clare McCracken.
Free entry. Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00. 26 to 25 August 
 
2013 Rob McNamara Exhibition
righting/writing the direction

Collingwood Gallery, 292 Smith Street
9-21 August, Open every day except Tuesdays, 12pm-5pm
The 2013 Rob McNamara Exhibition showcases the works of artists with and without disability, exploring the theme righting/writing the direction.  Diverse, challenging and enriching interpretations are portrayed through various styles and mediums, including painting, print-making, photography, wearable art and video. The exhibition has been organised by field – furthering inclusive learning and development, an organisation whose vision is for people with disability to be included in every aspect of Australian society. www.field.org.au/events/exhibition
 
The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne
Colour Me Dead: art, sex and psychosis – some introductory lectures
Wednesday 31 July, Tuesday 6 August and Tuesday 13 August at 6pm
View the exhibition from 5.00pm. Information and Bookings.
 
Bayside City Council
The Galley, Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre
(WHAT'S SO FUNNY 'BOUT) PEACE, LOVE & UNDERSTANDING...?

22 June - 18 August 2013
Midwinter Masters 2013 Featuring Artists: Russell Drysdale, Sidney Nolan, Clifton Pugh, Noel Counihan, Gordon Bennett, Penny Byrne, Jon Cattapan and Judy Watson. Information.

Wyndham Art Gallery, Werribee
RIVER - share your story

Exhibition: 10 July – 18 August
Wyndham Art Gallery invites you to share your stories about the backbone of Wyndham, the Werribee River. You can bring drawings, pictures or write a story on site, about your experiences and memories of the river. Your stories will form part of an ongoing installation in the Gallery which will wrap up with a celebratory closing party - on Wednesday August 14th. Information.

Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery present
Faces - Features of an urban, African Australia

A new visual art exhibition by Melbourne artist Tamirat Gebremariam
Opening: Thursday 8th August 2013 at 6:30 for a 7pm start
Exhibition: 7 - 28 August 2013
Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, 141 Queen Street, Melbourne. Information.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
ARTALK - A Paella Luncheon is being hosted by The Mornington Peninsula Shire and organised by Cherie Leeden
September 8 at The Park Pavilion Flinders Drive Mornington
Speakers: Geoff Carson, Manager Libraries and Culture to discuss the Arts and Culture Strategy and Linda Newton, Consultant, Arts and Cultural Services Australia to outline the Facilities Audit Developmental Plan.
R.S.V.P: by Expression of Interest and due by the 19th July to cherieleeden@gmail.com
Cost: $15 will be required after you receive your attendance confirmation.

Wild@heART Community Arts
Saturday afternoon, 1-5pm from July 20.
Creeds Farm, North Epping
Creative arts programs for people with disabilities. The workshops are fun and engaging and participants will learn how to tell their own stories through drawing, puppetry, film, theatre and music. 
Information:  9326 9970 or Information email

New South Wales

Australia Council for the Arts
Ros Bower Award and the Kirk Robson Award
Rupert Myer AM, Chair and Tony Grybowski,CEO, Australia Council for the Arts, invite you to celebrate leaders in community arts and cultural development.
6.00pm (for 6.30pm) - 8.30pm, Monday 2 September 2013
Rover Thomas Auditorium, Australia Council for the Arts
Ground Floor, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW
RSVP Louisa O’Toole, email l.otoole@australiacouncil.gov.au by Friday 23 August 2013
 
Australia Council for the Arts, Community Partnerships
Invitation to the exhibition launch of Symbiosis: Living through Art.

Exhibition: 23 July - 4 September
Rover Thomas Auditorium, Ground Floor - Australia Council for the Arts
Symbiosis: Living through Art  showcases  the excellence of innovative community arts and cultural development practice that has been supported by Community Partnerships at the Australia Council for the Arts.
Curated by Rusaila Bazlamit, this exhibition will bring together recent screen-based work, new writing, music, theatre and visual arts projects that have been co-created by artists working in collaboration with diverse communities around Australia. Exhibition Launch Tuesday 23 July 2013, 3pm. Please RSVP by email to  l.kastoumis@australiacouncil.gov.au by Tuesday 16 July 2013
 

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Opportunities

Bring a Human Rights Arts and Film Festival film to your community. 
HRAFF’s SAC Program aims to continue the reach of the festival by focusing on people who are unable to attend the Festival. The program aims to provide greater access to information and understanding of human rights
issues through film. Contact: Rachel Dale, Schools & Community Coordinator, sac@hraff.org.au or website

Nillumbik Shire Council
Laughing Waters Artist Residencies 2014, Call for Proposals

Unique live-in residencies for two to four months between April and November 2014 for contemporary artists of any discipline. Open house/studios Saturday 21 September 2013, 1pm to 4pm
Information. or Michelle Zemancheff Cultural Development Officer (03) 9433 3126

Applications are open for NICA's courses in 2014
Entry into the 3 year Bachelor of Circus Arts degree course is by audition, interview and physiotherapy assessment. To be eligible applicants must have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
Attend an audition
Sydney     Mon 30 September, Aerialize, Canterbury, NSW
Brisbane   Tues 1 October, Flipside, Alderley, QLD
Melbourne  Thurs 3 & Fri 4 October, NICA, Prahran, VIC
Closing date is 9 September 2013 Information.

Out of the Woods at Woods Street Arts Space
Presented by Woods Street Arts Space and Hobsons Bay City Council
Woods Street Arts Space, 44 Woods Street, Laverton. Mondays from 10.00am to 12.00pm, from 15th July to 9th December 2013 (excluding school holidays).
Do you love singing and theatre? Are you living, or do you support someone living with a disability or mental health issue, in Hobsons Bay or nearby? Come and join the “Out of the Woods” music theatre program for only $5 per session! Learn music from a wide range of styles and eras, and have the opportunity to perform at local community events. People of all abilities. Led by Jo Cohen and Myf Powell, experienced artists who specialise in working with people with diverse needs. Contact Jo – phone 0413 620 725 or email jcohen@artsaccess.com.au or Myf – phone 0400 508 653 or email myfsam@hotmail.com to register or ask any questions.
Please note: there are no individual support workers provided with this program. If you need one-on- one support, you need to come with a support worker. The venue is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible toilet.

Sunshine Short Film Festival 2013 
The Sunshine Short Film Festival is now open for registrations.

Collaboration between Afalyca Community Art Centre, Baucau, Timor and the Box Hill Community Arts Centre (BHCACseeks support.
These two organisations will be holding a joint exhibition in celebration of the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation.  Artwork will be displayed in the BHCAC gallery from 15 – 27 October 2013.  Afalyca are seeking financial support for students to travel to Melbourne to attend the exhibition. If you can assist in achieving this life changing event for Afalyca students – please contact BHCAC on 9895 8888.

Arts Victoria
Register now for the 2014 Artists in Schools Information Sessions
Artists in Schools provides  opportunities for professional artists to work with young people in Victorian primary and secondary schools. Arts Victoria’s Education Partnership staff are holding a series of free Artists in Schools information sessions across Victoria for artists and teachers interested in the program. Information.

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards
Entry Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 August 2013
An art award program developed by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and presented by the Art Gallery of Ballarat open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
The awards are designed to showcase and raise the profile of Victoria's Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists and art from south-eastern Australia, develop partnerships within the sector, and facilitate economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Information

Box Hill Community Arts Centre Exhibition and Venue Hire
Now accepting applications for 2014 Exhibitions and Venue Hire.
Visit www.bhcac.com.au for download applications or phone 9895 8888.

Australian Performing Arts Market, Applications Open Now
Brisbane, 18 - 22 February
Are you an Australian or New Zealand based performing artist or company looking for national and international touring and development opportunities? Then apply now to showcase, pitch and promote your work at APAM 2014. As a successful applicant, you will have the unique opportunity to introduce your work to presenters, producers and buyers from across Australia and overseas, and explore national and international touring and development opportunities. Information.

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JOBS WANTED

Looking for research, artists and arts coordinator work in Melbourne
My name is Guy Collier, a recent graduate of the University of Auckland where I completed a master’s degree in cultural anthropology. Having moved from Auckland, I am now looking for work in Melbourne that will facilitate my interest in, and commitment to, the relationship between art and community. I supported myself as a postgraduate by doing a large number of portraits and through these became involved as an artist, and then an assistant organiser, in some exciting community art events in Auckland. I am eager now to engage in Melbourne’s dynamic art scene by offering my skills as a researcher, artist and coordinator with a passion for the creative sector. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact: guycollier05@gmail.com

Figures are Us: book-keeping and HR contract services
We specialise in bookkeeping for the not for profit sector as well as architects, artists and those in the film industry. Our services include payroll, data entry, financial reporting, cash flow projections, budgeting and preparation of books for your accountant or auditor. We are situated in Hampton but have clients all over Victoria. We've provided excellent service to the Cultural Development Network since 2005. Mobile: 0419 754 797 meredith@figuresareus.com.au
www.figuresareus.com.au

Jorge de Araujo Photography
Principal photographer is Jorge de Araujo heading up an amazing team of photographers, graphic designers, website designers and retouchers to offer you a complete corporate image. www.jdaphoto.com

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OUR NEW OFFICE AND CONTACT DETAILS
Phone: +61 3 9925 0282 Fax: +61 3 9925 0284
PO Box 48 Carlton South, Victoria 3053, Australia
Level 2, 17-23 Lygon Street (RMIT University Building 96), Carlton South, Victoria, Australia

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