CDN News - April 2015


» 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, 

In March the CDN team meet with colleagues from across Australia (capital city Arts and Culture Managers, local government association policy staff, the Australia Local Government Association, the Australia Council and the Federal Ministry for the Arts) in Hobart at the fifth meeting of the National Local Government Cultural Forum. This meeting progressed projects currently already underway including cultural data for local government and integrated planning across government spheres.  Strategic directions for future work was also a focus. Visit  CDN's website for the latest updates.

This month we have been working to prepare for our coming forum on cultural development planning:
Cultural Development Planning in Local Government in Victoria on Thursday 7 May, in partnership with the Municipal Association of Victoria's Arts and Culture Committee. This forum builds on last year’s series on cultural development planning that involved 75 staff and elected representatives from 50 Victorian councils. See CDN activities section for more information.

We are pleased to welcome back Becky Hogg to the CDN team. Becky is undertaking a six week internship with CDN as part of her arts management degree at Goldsmiths University in London. She is working on the cultural planning framework which CDN introduced to councils last year in the Cultural Planning Forums and developing a toolkit to assist local councils in implementing this framework. Read more about Becky here

This e-bulletin is filled with information about cultural development activities and new publications. Pick of the Month resource is the Australia Council's new Arts Nation Report.  See the 'Resources' section for more detailed information.

Regards from the CDN team: John Smithies, Kim Dunphy, Lyndall Metzke, Leda Yazgin, Yuji Weisgard and Becky Hogg.

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Cultural Development Network's activities

Save the date: Professional development forum:
Cultural Development Planning in Local Government, 
9.30-4.30 pm, Thursday May 7,  Municipal Association of Victoria, 80 Collins St, Melbourne

This forum builds on last year’s series on cultural development planning that involved 75 staff and councillors from 50 Victorian councils.  It offers a refresher of concepts presented in that series and extended material.
The forum will advance the establishment of a shared framework for cultural development planning across the whole of local government in Victoria.  Participants will learn how to research, implement and evaluate a cultural development plan for their own council in an active process.  Skills in the use of data and evidence to inform planning will be practiced.
New resources developed by CDN since the series last year will be provided to participants. This includes a step by step guide to cultural planning; a case example of a cultural development plan from a Victorian council; and a developed framework for evaluation and dynamic relationships for project management.
The format will include presentations, group discussion and group work, case studies, and information sharing.

Program and registration details 
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Regional Studies Association Inaugural Australasian Conference
Rethinking the Region & Regionalism in Australasia: Challenges & Opportunities for the 21st Century. 
August 31 to September 2 in RMIT's stunning Building 80.

CDN is also working with colleagues at RMIT to present this conference. Conference themes include:
  • Regions at the end of the mining boom;
  • Governance and the regions;
  • The institutional determinants of growth and development;
  • First nations – Maori and Indigenous Australians – and the regions;
  • Housing, social services and infrastructure;
  • Measuring wellbeing, happiness and progress at the regional scale;
  • Ecological Sustainability;
  • Climate Change and the Future of Regional Systems;
  • Regions and the Global Financial Crisis;
  • City Regions in Australasia and other  parts of the globe; and,
  • Achieving local economic growth.
Call for proposals: Contributions are encouraged from researchers, policymakers and practitioners working in all areas of regional analysis, especially those focussed on Australia.  CDN's contribution is to encourage proposals about the ‘cultural’ dimension of change, especially in relation to local government. Have you got something to say on any of these topics and their relationship with culture and development in our regions?

More information here.  New closing date of May 11.
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  Arts Information Exchange

If you have a question on anything in the arts or you think you can provide good advice about the arts, then the Castanet Arts Information Exchange is now here for you!  Seek answers to your questions, anonymously, or step forward and join as an Advisor to provide that extra service to your local community or tackle the questions from far and wide. This service has a full FAQ section and is open now at:
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Resources on CDN's website about cultural development planning in local government
Several products presented at this year's forum series on cultural development planning are now available from CDN's website.  A report on cultural data provides an overview of datasets that may be relevant and useful to cultural development planners in local government across Australia.  A focus has been given to datasets available at local government level, as well as those that may be useful even if they are only available at state and national levels. A Framework for Cultural Development Planning and an updated annotated bibliography on evaluation resources is also available.
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Victorian Local Government Multicultural issues Network Forum 2014: Enhancing Cultural Wellbeing and Cultural Citizenship Through the Arts. Report now available
This event was presented by the Victorian Local Government Multicultural Issues Network with the Municipal Association of Victoria, the Cultural Development Network and Multicultural Arts Victoria, and hosted by City of Ballarat and supported by City of Melbourne, City of Greater Dandenong, City of Monash and Brimbank City Council.
The program included a series of insightful breakout sessions led by researchers and local government and arts organisation professionals; looking into the how the arts can contribute to the development and delivery of policies which address Australian multicultural realities. Key themes included;
  • Building partnerships between local government and culturally diverse communities
  • Ensuring equitable outcomes for people from culturally diverse communities
  • Determining community needs and getting effective outcomes
  • Using arts to address racism in our communities.
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United Cities and Local Government Committee for Culture updateCulture Summit, 18-20 March 2015. 
The City of Bilbao recently hosted the first Culture Summit of UCLG. Representatives of more than fifty cities from every continent came together for the first ever summit. Over the three days of this landmark event, local leaders and practitioners demonstrated how they are taking the lead in recognizing, not just the potential of culture, but its absolute necessity for sustainable development, through campaigns #culture2015goal and #UrbanSDG campaigns. The document, Culture 21 Actions, was approved by the Committee on Culture of UCLG and adopted as the final result of the Summit. 

CDN Board member and Manager, Arts Culture and Heritage at the Shire of Yarra Ranges, Greg Box made two presentations. The first was about the work of his team in cultural development planning, for which they were awarded a special commendation by the UCLG Committee for Culture.  The second was a brief overview of the Australian National Local Government Cultural Forum, as a project of special interest given its national scope.  

The Committee on Culture of UCLG is one of a group of key networks campaigning for the inclusion of culture in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs will be part of the global Post-2015 Development Agenda, which is due to be adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations next September. Read this group's recent report on Cultural Indicators for the Post-2015 development agenda. 
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Local government research project:  Culturizing Sustainable Cities:
Call for case studies

How can artistic/cultural practices be embedded within the planning and development of more sustainable cities?
CDN is collaborating with international colleagues on a research project entitled Culturizing Sustainable Cities. Lead researcher Nancy Duxbury from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, is searching for examples,
from anywhere in the world, of two types of initiatives: (1) Development / implementation of policy and other actions of local authorities to integrate culture into local sustainable city planning and public policies, and to support art-environment activities; and (2) Local artistic/heritage/cultural activities involving local residents that help connect people to the environment and develop more sustainable living practices. In Phase 1, we will develop an online collection of profiles and case studies (globally distributed) selected from these examples. In Phase 2, two locations where clusters of cultural-environmental activities or major policy/planning innovations are identified will be examined in-depth.

We encourage Australian councils to offer their work as case studies. For more information and submission of case studies visit this website.
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Local government professional support groups

CDN supports two groups of local government professionals that meet to discuss issues of relevance to local government cultural development in Victoria. Visit their websites for reports about activity and coming meetings:

Municipal Association of Victoria Arts and Culture Committee
This group of elected representatives and council staff meets quarterly to advise MAV's Board on issues related to Arts and Culture in Victoria councils.

LGPro Arts and Culture Special Interest Group
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.
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Professional Development Activities

Creative Victoria
Many of you would be aware that Arts Victoria is now Creative Victoria, the State Government body dedicated to supporting, championing and growing the arts and creative industries. Formally established on 1 January 2015, Creative Victoria brings together Victoria’s strengths across arts and culture, screen and design. 
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Arts Nation Report
The Australia Council recently released its report: Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian Arts  that provides evidence as a catalyst for informed discussion about arts and culture in Australia. This first report delivers a selected set of initial indicators that enrich the existing evidence base for the arts and builds on key data collections and research undertaken by more than 100 arts and research organisations across Australia. It also includes analysis on the arts and subjective wellbeing to measure the impact of the arts on personal satisfaction levels and more broadly on society. Arts Nation will be an evolving report creating and interpreting a set of national indicators to increase our understanding of the Australian arts industry.
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Australia Council announces National Festival Strategy Consultancy
In the coming months the Australia Council will develop a formal National Festival Strategy to review and further capitalise on ongoing Council investment. The Australia Council currently invests in arts festivals directly and by supporting artists to present at festivals through grants and initiatives. To inform the strategy development the Australia Council will be undertaking a holistic Environmental Scan of the Australian arts festival network. Andrew Bleby has been appointed as a consultant to assist the Council in preparing the Environmental Scan. Information on how arts festivals can participate in the Environmental Scan will be available on the Australia Council website in the coming weeks.
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VicHealth Community Activation Program
VicHealth recently announced a new Community Activation Program that aims to create and ‘activate’ places within local communities to increase access to opportunities for physical activity. VicHealth is looking to partner with a small number of Victorian councils to share in $240,000 to plan and pilot approaches to transform a space within their community, with a view to it becoming a permanent site for physical activity. See below for details.
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Global Cities Research Institute invites you to
"Selling your Story: Commercializing Research in the Humanities & Social Sciences" Seminar by Evan Jones.
RMIT Storey Hall Building 16, Level 7, Seminar rooms 3&4, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3 pm - 4:30 pm, Wednesday, 29 April 2015 
RSVP:   By 5 pm, Monday, 27 April 2015, Email:

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Proletti Consultants  Cross Cultural Awareness and Communication (Community Sector) 
Thursday 30th April 9:30am-12:30pm, Darebin Arts Centre, Preston
Thursday 9th July 1:00pm-4:00pm, Northcote Library meeting room, Northcote
Wednesday 16th September 9:30am-12:30pm, Multicultural Hub, CBD
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Showcase Victoria 2015
12 & 13 May 2015, Hawthorn Arts Centre, Melbourne
Showcase Victoria 2015 is a place where everyone involved in performing arts can forge the connections they need to fulfill their touring and programming ambitions. Showcase Victoria is an initiative of the Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC) and Regional Arts Victoria. A key objective of the event is to facilitate performing arts touring and other performance/live arts exchanges. Showcase Victoria is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
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Thursday 18 June, 1.00-2.00pm (EST)
Creating art with, for and by communities is more than just ticking a box and ensuring everyone feels good at the end of the process.  Effective community engagement often involves a long lead preparation work to develop programs that address specific needs within a community that go beyond the completed artwork, performance or event. With more and more arts organisations looking to engage communities through artistic practice, Creating Australia thought it timely to explore and discuss what effective community engagement looks like. The panel will discuss their community engagement experiences as well as provide you with resources that will help you develop and evaluate your community arts project.
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The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) 21st Annual Conference
10-12 July 2015, Geelong (Melbourne) Victoria, Australia.
The Tipping Point: Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity
Hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Education, and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University, Melbourne.
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October 5 to 9, 2015
A unique professional development opportunity for Australian arts professionals. Be part of this extraordinary program! Link with New York's arts leaders while experiencing one of the world's most dynamic arts & culturally diverse cities!
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State of Australian Cities national conference
9-11 December, 2015, Gold Coast, Queensland
The conference has always been committed to maintaining the highest standards of scholarship in the work presented and to fostering productive dialogue between academic researchers, policy makers and other urban practitioners. - See more at:
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41st Conference on Social Theory, Politics and the Arts
Adelaide, Australia, December 10 - 12 2015
Arts and Culture: Building Capabilities and Creating Value
The 41st International Conference of Social Theory, Politics and the Arts (STP&A) will for the first time be held in the Asia Pacific region in December 2015. The conference will be held at the University of South Australia in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Centre for Arts and Cultural Leadership and the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre. 
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University of Westminster online Graduate Programme (MA, Diploma, Certificate) in International Cultural Relations
Now accepting full and part-time candidate applications for April 2015 (deadline of March 18), September 2015 and January 2016 on a rolling admissions.  This new, one-of-a-kind applied programme in international cultural relations brings together theory and practice from the fields of arts management, cultural policy and international relations and is designed for early to mid-level professionals/practitioners in (external) cultural relations, international cultural engagement, cultural diplomacy, foreign cultural policy and cultural development.  

Call for Proposals
 4th Biennial Pave Symposium on Entrepreneurship and the Arts: Creativity And New Venture Creation In The Arts.
Arizona State University in collaboration with the UW-Madison Bolz Center for Arts Administration
May 8-9, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona, USA
Participants in the 4th Biennial Pave Symposium will explore the processes, outcomes, and impacts of new venture creation in the arts through hands-on workshops, speakers, pitch sessions, and research presentations.

International Transdisciplinary Conference
Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures: theories, policies, practices
6-8 May, 2015, Helsinki, Finland
This landmark conference that takes place in Helsinki, 6-8 May 2015 explores the roles and meanings of culture in sustainable development. The new ideas generated in the conference will inform and advance understandings of sustainability with cultural studies and practices, and vice versa. Call for proposals is now open. The deadline for research paper session proposals is 1st October 2014 and for papers and other forms of presentation 5th December 2014. Please see for further information
Contributions to the book will be presented as part of the 1st International Research Conference on Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship Training and Education, held from June 10 - 12, 2015 at the University of Minnesota, Duluth USA.

Heritage, Culture and Tourism: policy and practice
Public Administration International

London, England
01 June 2015 to 05 June 2015
This programme is designed mainly for policy-makers and senior experts working in government ministries and agencies and in non-governmental organisations concerned with the management and funding of heritage conservation and tourism. 
10-12 June 2015, Duluth, Minnesota, USA  
The conference addresses policy, pedagogy and curriculum development for teaching and learning cultural entrepreneurship, and will appeal to a global audience.
The 2015 Creative Placemaking Knowledge Exchange
June 26, 2015 at Rutgers University-Newark 
Seeking presentations on current research or practices from scholars and students in this emerging field.  Each presenter will deliver a 5-7 minute presentation in a lightning talk, Pecha Kucha or similar format and participate in an afternoon peer exchange using open space technology.  Presenters receive discounted admission to the conference.
Please submit proposals by May 26 

Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
Summer Institute of Civic Studies
June 15-27, 2015
An intensive, two-week, interdisciplinary seminar bringing together advanced graduate students, faculty, and practitioners from diverse fields of study.

MAPSI Conference in Tallinn, Estonia
July 7th 2015 in Tallinn
Conference and study visits. Insights and Tools for Managing Arts Projects with Societal Impact

Call for Papers: Organization & Collaborative Practices in the Arts
As a part of the 9th Critical Management Studies Conference, 8-10 July 2015, University of Leicester, UK
Theme: Is there an alternative? Management after critique

Arts Council, England: No Boundaries Symposium
Following the huge success of No Boundaries 2014, the two-day arts and culture sector conference will return in September 2015. Live-linked across two cities and streamed online, No Boundaries 2015 will spark debate, ask challenging questions and present some world-class speakers. 
Museums and Galleries Scotland
22 September 2015
MGS has issued a call for papers for our conference on 22 October 2015. “Fighting Fit: Ready for Anything” will focus on developing the long-term resilience of the museum sector in facing challenging funding and political environments

23rd ENCATC Annual Conference
Lecce, Italy from 21-23 October 2015  
Three days of plenary sessions with renowned keynote speakers, the 6th Annual ENCATC Research Session, cultural seminars with expert panel discussions, study visits, a rich cultural programme, and many networking opportunities.

European Capital of Culture
Cultural Mapping: Debating Cultural Spaces and Places conference
Call for Papers & Posters
22nd & 23rd October 2015, Malta
RE-DO, a conference on sustainability and culture's role in sustainable futures.
28-31 October 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark at MOMU (Moesgaard Museum)
RE-DO is the second of a series of conferences organised by Aarhus University in cooperation with Aarhus 2017 (Aarhus Capital of Culture in 2017). The conference invites academics, practitioners, artists and activists to take part in the dialogue about sustainable cultures.

Paper submissions are invited for the
2015 International Symposium on Cultural Trajectories: Cultural Governance, What’s Next?
November 13th (at the International Conference Hall) to November 15th (at Taipei Artist Village) 2015.
Organised by ENCATC member, the Graduate School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy at National Taiwan University of Arts, this event is also co-organised by ENCATC and the Taiwan Association of Cultural Policy Study.
The University of British Columbia: Cultural Planning and Development Courses
Around the world, cultural, urban and municipal planners bring vibrancy to communities in the form of arts, culture, and creative expression. Many regions have embraced cultural development as a key strategy to promote sustainable growth and urban engagement. These courses and workshops leverage the strengths of international leaders in cultural planning and development to offer a global perspective, along with the training and support required for a career in this growing field.

New Resources

CDN Pick of the Month

New Report: Australia Council for the Arts
Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian Arts
Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian Arts is a new report which provides evidence as a catalyst for informed discussion about arts and culture in Australia. It will be an evolving report which fills a critical gap by creating and interpreting a set of national indicators to increase our understanding of the Australian arts industry.This first report delivers a selected set of initial indicators that enrich the existing evidence base for the arts. It builds on key data collections and research undertaken by over 100 arts and research organisations across Australia.Eight leaders from across the arts sector shared their personal experiences and insights for Talking Points articles on the topics of Diversity and International.The report also includes analysis on the arts and subjective wellbeing to measure the impact of the arts on personal satisfaction levels and more broadly on society.
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New newsletter: New Ministry for the Arts e-newsletter to launch in April 
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. 

Report: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 
Festival statistics: Key concepts and current practices (2009)

New Article: Not all graffiti is vandalism – let’s rethink the public space debate by Liam Miller, 27 March 2015
New Resource: Arts Information Exchange
Arts Information Exchange is a centralised resource for queries about many aspects of the arts. The online question and answer exchange enables any questions related to the arts to be posted to a collection of skilled and experienced advisors drawn from across arts agencies, organisations and communities.  All questions and answers are stored online and available to all users – queries may be from a number of arts topics may include access, collaboration, events, funding, policy, research, skills and venues.Arts Information Exchange has been developed by Castanet. Castanet is a network of Victorian arts organisations including CDN, artists and government agencies that works to support and increase arts participation in the community. It offers professional development programs as well as access, advocacy and information services to individuals and organisations interested in developing community arts projects.
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Expressions of Interest are now open and will close 12noon on Thursday 30 April 2015.
The Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (formerly the Australia International Cultural Council Grants Program) provides funding of up to $60,000 per year for international arts and cultural projects that align with the programs objectives. Favourable consideration will be given to projects in Brazil and Turkey to support DFAT’s Focus Country Program in these countries.

Creative Victoria Funding
Creative Victoria provides direct support to Victoria’s arts sector through a range of funding programs.
Together, these programs are designed to stimulate high quality, diverse arts activity across the state; strengthen Victoria’s reputation as a centre for artistic excellence and creativity; and ensure that all Victorians have opportunities to participate in and enjoy the arts.

New regional artist development fellowships open for applications
Outstanding regional artists and arts workers to apply for up to $30,000 to develop their professional skills and gain experience in the national and international arts landscape.
Centenary of ANZAC grants 
Arts Minister Senator Brandis has announced funding of over $1.5 million for 32 community-driven arts and culture projects to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary.The centenary arts projects give Australian communities the chance to express their own history of service and sacrifice creatively and educate and engage audiences about experiences, values and emotions of the men and women involved in Australia's military past. A number of councils were among the successful grant recipients including Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Liverpool City Council, the District Council of Mt Barker, Eurobodalla Shire Council and Scenic Rim Regional Council.

Australian Government, Ministry for the Arts: Regional and Touring Arts
Regional Artist Development Fellowships
Regional Arts Fund
The Australia Council’s National Regional Programs

Community Heritage grants
Community Heritage Grants of up to $15,000 are available to assist in preserving cultural heritage collections of national significance. Not-for-profit organisations, such as historical societies, regional museums, public libraries and Indigenous and migrant community groups, are encouraged to apply.
Australia Council Grants Program
Australia Council has developed a new grants model which will support a diverse range of artists, artistic practice, organisations and arts activity. The new model will make it easier and simpler to apply for grants.
All grants have a closing date in March except for Fellowships in June 2015.
Fellowships - $100,000
Development Grants for Individuals and Groups - $5,000 - $25,000
Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups - $10,000 - $50,000
Arts Projects – Organisations - $10,000 to $150,000
Six Year Funding – Organisations

Government Programs Delivered by the Australia Council
Check closing dates for June, September and December
Visions of Australia: Regional Exhibition Touring Fund
Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund
Contemporary Music Touring Program - Up to $15,000
Festivals Australia: Regional Festivals Project Fund
ArtStart - Up to $10,000
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Arts Events: Exhibitions, Performing Arts, Media and Programs

Geelong After Dark
8 May, 6-10pm
Discover central Geelong with pop-up performances, art installations and happenings through the heart of the city.

Creative Saturdays
Fully accessible weekly arts workshops - a respite activity for people with disability living at home with their family.
Saturdays 1-5pm. Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre, 2 Snugburgh Way, Epping North, $10 per week. 
For info and to register contact: 9326 9970 or 

City of Moonee Valley
Beg Borrow Steal Exhibition
10 April  - 24 May 2015
Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds
An exhibition exploring the many different ways in which people respect, explore or are inspired by other cultures.

Sydney Dance Company In Melbourne - Frame of Mind
6 – 16 May at Southbank Theatre, Melbourne. 
Frame of Mind is a showcase of two deeply personal pieces from acclaimed choreographic talents – a world premiere by Sydney Dance Company’s Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela featuring music by Bryce Dessner (The National) in a recording by the Kronos Quartet with set and costume design by Belvoir’s Ralph Myers and living legend William Forsythe’s poignant masterpiece Quintett set to Gavin Bryars’ iconic track Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet. 
Western Edge Youth Arts presents IAGO
7-9 May, 2015, The Coopers Malthouse, Tower Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
IAGO sees the plot of Shakespeare’s Othello re-imagined inside the confines of a rat-infested boxing gym and spliced with young people’s stories reflecting the cultural diversity of Australian society. 

Remix Sydney 2015 - Asia Pacific Summit
2-3 June 2015, Sydney Town Hall
REMIX explores the intersection of culture, technology and entrepreneurship bringing together thought-leaders from across industries to tackle the big ideas shaping the future of culture, creative cities and creative entrepreneurship.

Heritage Hill Exhibitions  February 20 – April 24 2015
2014 Artist-in-Residence Showcase

Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens,66 McCrae Street, Dandenong
The 2014 Artist-in-Residence Showcase celebrates the talent, concepts and projects undertaken by Heritage Hill Artists-in-Residence from 2014 including the artists Brett Ashby, Tessa Broadby & Ashlea English, Eddy Carroll, Siri Hayes, Michelle Neal, RIOT Stage Youth Theatre and Sarah Wilmot.
FCAC hearts Jogja: The Second Edition
Exquisite Corpstallation
Smorgon Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre
Since June 2014, FCAC, in partnership with Australian Embassy Jakarta’s Arts and Cultural Program, has been collaborating with artists and collectives from Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Beginning in February 2015, artists from Yogyakarta, East Timor and Melbourne will create Exquisite Corpstallation in the FCAC Roslyn Smorgon Gallery, a surrealist influenced cumulative assembly.
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Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 26 April 2015.
This is a permanent full-time Band 7 position based at Footscray Town Hall (cnr Hyde & Napier Streets). Key objectives: to lead the Arts and Culture Team in the development of innovative, diverse and sustainable community arts and cultural activities that encourage broad participation and a wide range of opportunities for resident and visitor engagement.
All queries should be directed to: Lynley Dumble, Manager Community Infrastructure & Social Development: 9688 0574 or
Closes Wednesday 6 May 5:00pm
Wyndham City is seeking nominations from residents with an interest in the arts or with relevant arts sector experience to be members of the Arts Sub-Committee of its Community Wellbeing Portfolio Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to discuss issues and opportunities and review recommendations regarding arts program development, for the delivery of Council’s ‘Creative Communities & Cultural Places’ strategy.

Creative play specialist, Lospalos, Timor-Leste, July 2015 - June 2016
A supported volunteer position through Scope Global, with Many Hands International.
 Many Hands International seeks a suitably qualified and experienced professional for the role of creative play specialist, to work in the new Cultural Centre in the regional town of Lospalos, Timor-Leste.
Enquiries: Dr. Kim Dunphy, Director, Many Hands International    
IJHSS (International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences) Call for Papers for May 2015 Issue
Final submission deadline: 25 April 2015
invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that covers the latest outstanding developments in the field of social science and humanities. A list of topics is provided below for reference but is not intended to be exhaustive. List of topics: education, psychology, philosophy, law, politics, archaeology, history, geography, public policies, government, sociology, demography, social work, communication, economics and business, environment, technology, cultural studies, anthropology , linguistics, food and health, international issues.

Call for Entries for the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2015
Entries close on Tuesday, 9 June, 2015.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, 8 August - 20 September, 2015
Entries to the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2015 are now open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual artists at all career stages, across all mediums. Artists must either be Victorian-born or current residents of Victoria. 
Karingal opens submissions for community mural
Applications close Monday 11th May, 2015. The winning artist will be notified by Monday 1st June, 2015.
Karingal is seeking proposals from artists to create a mural at the new Eastern Geelong Community Centre (EGCC) illustrating Alcoa’s incredible community contribution during its 51 years of operation at Point Henry. The mural will be a centrepiece of the new community centre which is currently under construction at Karingal’s original site in East Geelong. The successful submission will receive up to $10,000 to create the work, which can occupy a designated space up to four metres high and four metres wide. It is desirable that proposals incorporate the use of metals such as aluminium.

Scholarships Announced for 2-Week Intensive Practical Lab in Russia
International two-week practical training June 14 - 28, Professional state theatre in Russia
For Dancers, Actors, Choreographers, Movement Directors and Directors of Physical Theatre 
Dancers, actors, movements directors, choreographers and performers from various techniques are welcome to apply. 
Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) 2015 Australia Prizes
The Prize is for a performance, exhibition, project or specific advance in policy development in any HASS field.

Institute for Creative Health
The Institute for Creative Health is pleased to announce this call for 'Expressions of Interest' from
arts and health practioners (all settings), researchers, educators and administrators for upcoming
State Leadership Groups.
Accessible Arts, Australia's inaugural Arts + Disability Expo
18 and 19 September 2015, Carriageworks, Sydney.
The Expo has already obtained the Lifetime Care And Support Authority as its Key Partner, and now offers the opportunity for other organisations and groups within the arts and disability sector to directly connect with their market.
More information will be available in the coming months.

The Asia-Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management
is an online, open access, fully peer reviewed academic journal which has been published since 2003. The journal publishes articles that address arts and cultural management and cultural policy issues with an emphasis on research relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. Specific topics covered by the journal include cultural policy, arts funding and law, leadership, management marketing and organisational studies with specific relevance to the arts and cultural sector in the region. From 2012 onwards the journal has been hosted by the Arts and Cultural Management Program at the University of Melbourne. We aim to publish two volumes annually: one an open edition and the other with a specific theme. Deadline for consideration of papers: Open edition Deadline: 30 June 2015

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We have a combined 50 years experience dealing with all aspects of running an association and can assist with big and small tasks, tailored to your budgets… including administration and finance, conferences, events and membership management, bookkeeping, marketing, public relations, human resources or we can become your virtual office. You name it we have someone for you.. And the best thing is we are customer focused and listen to what you need…

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