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CDN News - March, 2013

Contents:

» 1. From the office
» 2. Professional development
» 3. Conferences and forums
» 4. Events
» 5. Positions Vacant
» 6. Exhibitions
» 7. Programs
» 8. Opportunities
» 9. Funding
» 10. Resources and Publications

From the office

Dear colleagues

The National Local Government Cultural Forum now has a communications structure in place and initial video conference meetings have been held in each state. CDN Director, John Smithies, has been visiting all Forum members and discussing the structure of the Agenda for the first Forum meeting in June 2012.  For up-to-date Cultural Forum information please visit the CDN website which now has a dedicated page: http://www.culturaldevelopment.net.au/projects/national-local-government-cultural-forum/  The announcement of the National Cultural Policy, Creative Australia,  on 13 March, acknowledged the establishment of the National Local Government Cultural Forum and its role within the three spheres of government.

Also in relation to culture and policy, the Federal Government is embarking on a new round of consultation on Industry Innovation Precincts, one of the key initiatives announced in the $1 billion Plan for Australian Jobs. It is hoped that culture will be incorporated into one or more of these Precincts. See below for further information.

Cultural Development Network, Central Goldfields Shire, Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University and the Australia Council for the Arts, Community Partnerships commenced a three-year Creative Communities Partnership Initiative (CCPI) in the Victorian Central Goldfields Shire this month and will run through to 2015.  The funding for this project has come from the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. This three-year project will be a model from which there will be much to learn and pass on to other local government councils and organisations. CDN will provide the executive production role with the Central Goldfields Shire while Global Cities Research institute, RMIT University, will provide the research aspect of the project. 

Successful submissions for the Making Culture Count book have now been selected and contributors notified. For further information regarding publications from the Making Culture Count Conference and the final report please read below.

 
Regards from the CDN team: John Smithies, Kim Dunphy and Lyndall Metzke.
 
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Publications from 'Making Culture Count' Conference: book and journal developments
 
Following our successful Making Culture Count conference in May last year, CDN and colleagues from the Centre for Cultural Partnerships, Faculty of the VCA & MCM, University of Melbourne have been working to produce resources from all those interesting presentations.   Our invitation for chapter proposals for a book, 'Making Culture Count: the Politics of Cultural Measurement',  late last year was very positive.  Almost 80 proposals were received from authors in 18 countries, of which 22 were selected as best fit for the book.  The editorial team is now in the process of negotiating a publishing arrangement with a well-established international company.  Because the quality of proposals received was so high and the diversity of topics very interesting, the editorial team decided to create a second resource. This will provide the opportunity for more of the proposals to be published. We are pleased to be collaborating with Dr. Kate McNeil from the University of Melbourne's Arts Management Program, editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management, to create a special edition of the journal.  While the book will be strongly focused on theoretical work, the journal will feature articles with a more applied focus.  Many will provide case studies or location-specific discussions on the issues of cultural measurement.  The editors are grateful to all of the authors who submitted their work for consideration. Other resources from Making Culture Count conference are currently available on CDN's website, including the Conference Report and a series of papers from authors who kindly made their work available soon after the conference. http://conference2012.culturaldevelopment.com.au/program/speakers-presentations/

New cultural value blog.
A positive development following the Making Culture Count conference was the establishment by our keynote speaker Associate Professor Eleonora Belfiore from Warwick University, UK, of a blog about cultural value. http://culturalvalueinitiative.org/the-cultural-value-network/.

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Creative Australia
The Federal Government's National Cultural Policy, Creative Australia, was released yesterday. It celebrates Australia’s strong, diverse and inclusive culture. It describes the essential role arts and culture play in the life of every Australian and how creativity is central to Australia’s economic and social success: a creative nation is a productive nation. Read more.

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Consultation begins on Industry Innovation Precincts
The Federal Government is embarking on a new round of consultation on Industry Innovation Precincts that will foster collaboration between industry and the research sector in Australia to create new growth opportunities and enhance the competitiveness of Australian business.  The Industry Innovation Precincts Consultation Framework Paper has been released and is now open to submissions from stakeholders. The Government will establish up to 10 Industry Innovation Precincts, the first two Precincts focusing on the Manufacturing and Food sectors, the remaining Precincts selected through 2013 after a competitive selection process. Local Government is encouraged to participate and attend the consultation sessions that will take place in capital cities and regional centres during March. Written submissions on the consultation paper and draft guidelines close 22 March 2013. Information

Professional Development: Networks, Workshops, Courses

Municipal Association of Victoria
Engaging Culturally Diverse Communities in Arts and Culture in your Community 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 2-4pm
MAV, Level 11, 60 Collins Street, Melbourne
MAV is convening an information session on how councils can more effectively engage CALD artists and communities in their municipal festivals, citizenship ceremonies, arts and culture programs.  The session will provide insight into the workings of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s “Emerge Cultural Network” program - an innovative community cultural development platform which provides pathways into the arts for newly arrived refugee and CALD communities across Victoria. Register online: https://registration.mav.asn.au/EventRegistration.aspx?id=ec0dea3b-8687-e211-8acd-005056b272d4 (Places are limited to local government officers.)
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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.

Tuesday 3pm-5pm
Art Auditorium, School of Art, Dodds Street, Southbank
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.

Museums Australia (Victoria)
Seminar: Working with the Private Sector
Thursday 21 March, 1pm - 4pm,
Arts Centre, Melbourne
Increasingly, museums need to rely on philanthropic and corporate support to supplement government funding. Hear from leading organisations about the innovative ways they work with the private sector to develop, promote and fundraise for their museums. $50 Museums Australia Members, $100 Non Members. Bookings. 

Bite the Big Apple! New York Arts & Cultural Management Tour™, 7 to 11 October 2013
A unique professional development opportunity for Australian arts professionals. Link with New York’s arts leaders while experiencing one of the world’s most dynamic arts and culturally diverse cities! Be part of this extraordinary program! Enquiries: dorothy@kape.com.au; www.kape.com.au

Swinburne University of Technology
Graduate Diploma of Management, Leadership, Governance and Strategy

The MAV and Swinburne University of Technology offer the opportunity for those working in local government as officers or as councillors to take up a Graduate Diploma in Management through the University. The Swinburne Graduate Diploma in Management is a part-time program conducted at the MAV offices in Melbourne. This 2.5 year program is being offered again, commencing on 10 May 2013. The subjects have been chosen to maximise opportunities to complete the study whilst taking advantage of the real life sectoral experiences  that inform the practical and assignment requirements of the program. Information Enquiries: Patricia Kimtia: pkimtia@swin.edu.au
 
Creative Partnerships Australia
Connect with business workshop 
Monday, 25 March, 9.30am-4.30pm
Cost: $187 including GST.
Venue:  JB Were, Level 16, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne
 
Prioletti Consultants
Cross Cultural Awareness and Communication

Thu 28th March, 2013, 01:00pm - 04:00pm, Northcote Library Meeting Room - $110.00 per person (incl. GST)
Wed 22nd May, 2013, 01:00pm - 04:00pm, Wheelers Hill Library Meeting Room - $110.00 per person (incl. GST)
This course provides an excellent overview to understanding & communicating with people from cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Information.
 
The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, USA
Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers, DeVos Institute Programs
Launched in 2008, the DeVos Institute's Summer Fellowship offers international arts managers an immersive program of study in arts management strategy. For four weeks each summer, for three consecutive years, international Fellows participate in seminars, group projects, individual mentorships and practical assignments supervised by Institute faculty and Center senior staff. Information.

UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development
The University of British Columbia’s new international Centre for Cultural Planning and Development launches the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning. Information.
 
First International Arts Management Master's Degree Program launch by Bocconi University Graduate School of Management in Milan, Southern Methodist University in Dallas and HEC in Montreal.
Beginning in 2013. New Program Approaches Arts Management from a Global Perspective.For more information or to apply for our first cohort, visit mm-iam.com or email mmiam@hec.ca

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Conferences and Forums

‘People and the Planet 2013: Transforming the Future’ - A Global Conference 
The Global Cities Research Institute (RMIT) and the UN Global Compact Cities Programme present the ‘2013 People and the Planet: Transforming the Future’ academic conference, to be held at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2-4 July 2013.
Cultural Sustainability Stream. The Cultural Development Network is pleased to be partnering with conference organisers to convene the stream on cultural sustainability.  We invite your participation in exploring the relationship of culture and sustainability. How are these two dimensions connected? Measuring the impact: of culture on sustainability, of cultural sustainability, of sustainability on culture…. How can stakeholders in the cultural sector/s contribute to a rethinking of sustainability issues? Enquiries about the cultural sustainability stream: kim.dunphy@culturaldevelopment.net.au
More information visit Global Cities Research Institute website. Enquiries: info@global-cities.info
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It’s Culture, Stupid!
6pm -8pm Thursday 14 March
The Performance Space at Footscray Community Arts Centre
Footscray Community Arts Centre, in association with Currency House, present the Melbourne launch of Platform Paper 34 and a panel discussion with author Leigh Tabrett, Frank Panucci (Director, Community Partnerships, Australia Council for the Arts), Penny Hutchinson (Director, Arts Victoria) and Jade Lillie (CEO, Footscray Community Arts Centre) about the state of Arts funding in Australia. To be facilitated by Cathy Hunt (Director, Positive Solutions. Information. 

Ausdance
2013 National Dance Forum

15 - 17 March, Melbourne.
The forum offers a packed program of ‘all-in-together’ keynote and interactive sessions, and a rich and varied lineup of breakout sessions where delegates can delve deeply into topics of personal interest. Information.

Young People and the Arts Australia National Theatre Summit
April 2013
Canberra, ACT. Information.

Museums Australia National Conference
17-20 May, 2013
National Convention Centre, Canberra
How museums work: people, industry and nation. Information.

Homemade Festival August 2013
Enquiries:  Nick Walters 1835creative@gmail.com. Website www.1835creative.wix.com/home 
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CONFERENCES – INTERNATIONAL

The Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications (PVAC) at the University of Leeds
New "Cultural Policy Issues: New Research at Leeds" series.

In the first three events, Professors Calvin Taylor, Kate Oakley, and David Hesmondhalgh will present their latest research on cultural policy. Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications. For further information please contact George Zifkos: pc10gz@leeds.ac.uk
 
Call for Papers
12th International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC 2013)

South America, Bogota, Colombia, 26-29 June, 2013.
Researchers are invited to submit proposals for paper presentations. This scientific conference will address various sectors of the arts and cultural industries. www.aimac2013.org, information: infoaimac2013@uniandes.edu.co

Les Arts et la Ville, Quebec
26th Symposium
22-24 May, 2013
Citizen's House, located at 25 Laurier Street, Gatineau (Quebec), Canada J8X 3Y9. Information.

2nd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue
29 May - 1 June , 2013
Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan
Republic of AzerBaijan in cooperation with UNESCO, UN Alliance of Civilizations, UN World Tourism Organization, Council of Europe, ISESCO, North-South Center of the Council of Europe.
Information.

Creative Cities Network of Canada
2013 Creative City Summit

29 - 31 May, 2013
City of Ottawa, Ontario Information

Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference, Bristol UK
24-26 June 2013
Early bird discount by February 2013. Information

The 3rd International Conference on Performing Arts As Creative Industries In Asia
26 - 28 June 2013
School of Arts, Universiti Malaysia Sabah  Information 

The 8th IDEA “Drama / Theatre and Education” World Congress
July 8th to 13th 2013, Paris, France
http://www.idea-paris-2013.org/index.php?lang=en

International Summer School In Cultural Economics, July 17 -21, Amsterdam
Organised by the Centre for Research in Arts and Economics (CREARE) and Erasmus Academie, with the aim of advancing knowledge in cultural economics and its application to practice. info@crearefoundation.nl
www.crearefoundation.nl

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Events

It’s About The Journey
March 20-22, 7pm
Port Melbourne Town Hall
Cnr Bay Street & Spring Street South, Port Melbourne
City of Voices Inclusive Theatre Company, in collaboration with Australian National Academy of Music, Artist Giovanna Inserra and the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society, take the audience on a journey through the past, present and future, responding to principles of citizenship, democracy and civic identity$20 Adult / $15 Conc / $10 Child & PMNH Member. Bookings.
 
The Fabulous Dame Farrar’s Dazzling Display of Stupendous Acts for the Stage
HotHouse Theatre 19-23 March
The Butter Factory Theatre, Gateway Island, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga
Celebrate the glory an the disaster of The Fabulous Dame Farrar, a superbly talented vaudevillian performer and a disgraceful lush.
 
Victorian Multicultural Commission
Viva Victoria Festival

Sunday 24 March, 12pm-6pm
Federation Square, Melbourne
Information.

Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Warrior Spirit Art Collective
Black Harmony 10 Year Celebration
Koorie and multicultural mob sharing culture: March - May 2013
Information.
 
The School of Life, Melbourne Conversations, the City of Melbourne’s free public talks program, and The Wheeler Centre with generous support from the Trawalla Foundation
School of Life Secular Sermons Series
Inspired by The School of Life, London monthly Sermons, our local Secular Sermon Series, curated and produced by Melbourne performing arts identity Stephen Armstrong, will explore the values we live by. Maverick cultural figures will give us their take on the virtues to cling to or the vices to be wary of in order to better navigate life in our complex modern world. Subjects will range from vengeance and lying, to humour and the virtues (or otherwise) of being ‘ordinary’. Whimsically pitched, but with a serious purpose, the Secular Sermon events will pop up in cultural venues across inner Melbourne. Information.
 
City of Melbourne
Melbourne Conversations, Stompin’ Ground: A talk about dance, land and culture
Monday 18 March, 6pm to 7.30pm (doors open at 5.30pm)
Supper Room, Melbourne Town Hall, 100 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Join our panel of experts as they consider this political question and tell stories about Indigenous dance and its connections to cultural continuity, health, identity, community and land. Free. No bookings required. Information.

Ausdance Victoria, Dance Your Heart Out
18 - 21 March, 2013
Bookings open in mid-February.
A program of morning dance classes with a contemporary dance focus, taught by some of Australia's finest artists and teachers. Offered across four iconic Melbourne spaces, Dance Your Heart Out provides exclusive morning dance classes, catered to a variety of skill levels. Information

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Positions Vacant

Research Assistant
Research Assistant Salary (HEW 6/1 - $39.40) One day a week for 12 weeks or equivalent
Art/Hope/Culture: Exploring the connection between women’s art and culture
Contact: Anne Harris, Monash University, anne.harris@monash.edu
 
New Volunteer Opportunity - Community Arts Mentor, Arte Moris, Dili, Timor-Leste
Applications close 13 May 2012

Arte Moris is currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced individual to work as a Community Arts Mentor in Dili, Timor-Leste. The position is for 1 year from June 2013 and is supported by Austraining International through the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program. 
The successful candidate will work with the artists and staff from Arte Moris to support and build capacity in the following key areas: 
Arts practice and artistic development, Arts programming and curriculum, Pathways to formal study and Fundraising.
To read more about the position and to apply online, please visit: http://www.volunteering.austraining.com.au/volunteer-with-us/current-assignments and click on the link for Community Arts Mentor, Arte Moris Free Art School.

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JOBS WANTED

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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Exhibitions

City of Whitehorse
Byzantine Art & Icons

7 March - 20 April 2013
Whitehorse Artspace, Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Exhibition features the work of Anna Prifti and her students. Information.

Artful Dodgers Studios
Pieces: selected work from the Artful Dodgers Studios.

1 - 23 March, Tues-Sat, 11am - 4pm
Little Woods Gallery, 1 Langridge Street, Collingwood
Pieces is an exhibition of work by young people from the studio. Contact: (03) 9415 8700

Wyndham City Council
LAND Exhibition
Opening 20 March 6:30pm
Exhibition: 21 March - 28 April, 9am-5pm, 7 days
Wyndham Art Gallery, 177 Watton St, Werribee
Landscape has been a preoccupation of artists since the early days of colonisation.LAND will explore both European and Indigenous ways of seeing and representing the landscape. 

Port Phillip City Council
Kitchen Talks: the food and culture of Timor-Leste 
Exhibition Opening: March 22, 6 – 8pm at The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall
‘Kitchen Talks’ is an exhibition which celebrates the diverse Timor-Leste culture through images, recipes and stories by photographer Jorge de Araujo and writer Carmelita Gomes, curated by Marnie Badham. ‘Kitchen Talks’ is a community arts project in partnership with Friends of Suai/Covalima and the City of Port Phillip, with support from the Victorian Multicultural Commission, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Timorese Association of Victoria, Melbourne East Timor Activity Centre, and Belgium Road Neighbourhood House.
Enquiries: ph 9209 6777 or email assist@portphillip.vic.gov.au.

Bayside City Council
Two hemispheres: Landscapes from the Alec Cato collection, Wesley College, Melbourne
9 March - 12 May
Opening event: Thursday 14 March, 5pm
The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre
Brighton Town Hall, Cnr Carpenter & Wilson Streets, Brighton (Melway 67 F10) Information.

Easy Rider exhibition
8 March - 7 April
Free exhibition is open 10-4 Mon-Fri and 12-4 Sun
Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens, 66 McCrae St, Dandenong
Information.  Enquiries: Sayra Lothian, 9793 4511, slothi@cgd.vic.gov.au

Borough of Queenscliffe
150th Anniversary Art Awards and Exhibition

4-5 May, 2013. Information.

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Programs

Australia Council for the Arts
2013 Emerging Leaders Development Program

The Australia Council is now looking for 20 leaders to start the program in April 2013.
The program is a five day residential workshop followed by a period of mentoring and coaching with respected senior executives. The program is designed to cover a broad range of topics that will stimulate discussion with other like-minded high performing arts leaders and enhance your knowledge and skills to face the challenges of your future career. Information.

Ausdance Victoria
Morning Dance Class Series, 18-22 March, 2013
Ausdance Victoria has some sensational artists and choreographers coming from all around Australia (and even one from Finland!) to teach a week of morning classes in the last week of Dance Massive. Program and information. Bookings: WWW.TRYBOOKING.COM/44410  
 
Westside Circus
Hot Feet On The Highrope

Warehouse 2, 29 Cameron Street, Brunswick
Workshops specifically designed for young people aged 8-12yrs with disabilities together with their parent or carer.
Information.

Arts Access Victoria, ARTSTOP 21 - Workshops in Art! 
Every Wednesday, 10am - 12.00pm, free, The Olive Way, 212-214 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Working with ink, pencil, watercolour and soft sculpture, artists will be developing a body of work for The Fluid Ink Project exhibition in August. Enquiries: Tel 03 9699 8299.

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Opportunities

State Library of Victoria Fellows and Scholarships, 2013-14
The State Library administers a number of research programs. It awards fellowships to benefit those working in the creative and scholarly spheres, and scholarships to promote high standards and leadership in the public library sector. You are invited to apply for the: Dome Centenary FellowshipsCreative FellowshipsLa Trobe Society Fellowship and Redmond Barry Fellowship.

Heartlands Refugee Art Prize: now open to talented refugee artists 
Entries close Friday 10 May 2013. 
Paintings, drawings, photography and mixed media works by refugee artists who have arrived in Australia since 1970, are now being sought for this year’s Heartlands Refugee Art Prize. The Heartlands Refugee Art Prize is presented by AMES and Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Parks Victoria, VicHealth and the Victorian Multicultural Commission. It celebrates the skills, talents and creativity that refugees bring to Australia and the social and cultural contributions they provide to our community. Information.

Hobart City Council
2013 City of Hobart Art Prize, call for entries

Celebrating 25 years of the award.
 Entries are now open – www.hobartcity.com.au/artprize

Bayside City Council, Artist in Residence
Applications for the 2013 - 2014 program open Monday 14 January 2013 and close on Friday 29 March 2013 at 5pm.
The Artist in Residence program is based at Billilla Historic Mansion at 26 Halifax Street, Brighton. Four residencies are available and are offered to successful applicants for 12 months from July to June annually. Applications are periodically invited from visual artists, writers, composers and multimedia artists. Information.

Arts Access Australia. Invitation to participate in the National Audio Description Survey – Arts and Cultural Venues
In May 2012 Arts Access Australia surveyed people who are blind or have low vision to learn more about there experiences of audio description in Australia. Survey information. Now it’s time to hear from venues about your experiences of audio description. Your answers will feed into the national discussions and development of best practice standards for Arts and Cultural Venues across Australia. To participate click here. Survey.
 
FIGMENT Geelong
International debut of the collaborative arts event.
Johnstone Park, Geelong Victoria, 23-24 March, 2013.
FIGMENT Geelong is now calling for projects in a wide variety of categories such as, interactive installations, participatory performance, games, costuming, activities, sound and video art, workshops and anything else the mind can envision. FIGMENT Geelong is an innovative alternative space for art, where the only limit is the imagination. Information.
 
Municipal Association of Victoria Multicultural Issues eNetwork
The MAV’s new quarterly magazine CiVic has been launched. CiVic is available as an iPad app. Councils can discuss and submit story ideas to Puffafish's editor, Kristi High, on 0407 366 466 or at editorial@puffafish.com.au All advertising inquiries to Puffafish Advertising For more information go to http://www.mav.asn.au/publications/civic-magazine/Pages/default.aspx 

The Australia and New Zealand School of Government
Excellence in Local Government Leadership Program (ELGLP)
Delivered over two separate residential modules, ELGLP is designed specifically for senior executives, mayors and leading elected members in local government in Australia and New Zealand. Information.

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Funding

Australia Council
Community Partnerships - Program, Applications close May 24, 2013
These grants provide one-year funding for community arts and cultural development organisations that have a track record of delivering innovative projects with arts and non-arts partners. Information
Community Engagement Residency, Applications close April 12, 2013
Support for innovative community engagement residencies as part of a professional Australian tour of theatre work. Please note that only artists, venues and tour producers who have confirmed professional Australian tours are eligible to apply. Information.

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust  
Next funding round closes 5pm, Tuesday 14 May, 2013.
Grants of up to $7,000 to assist early career artists of exceptional talent to undertake professional development, usually overseas. Information.
 
Arts Victoria
New Program Announced - Organisations Investment Program
The new Organisations Investment Program introduces three new categories - Developing Organisations, Established Organisations and Lead Organisations - sitting alongside the existing Major Performing Arts Organisations. Click here for further Information.
 
Australian Children’s Theatre Foundation (ACTF) in partnership with Regional Arts Victoria
Inaugural Joan and Betty Rayner ACTF Commission, a grant of $15,000 to go towards high quality theatre works for primary aged students.
The ACTF will commission (in whole or in part) the creative development to the point of being tour ready, theatre works of small scale specifically written for primary school students. It is intended that the successful applicants will be able to tour the new work within RAV’s Education and Families program in 2014. For further information and to download an application form, please visit: http://www.rav.net.au/about-us/news-media/story/938/
 
Hobsons Bay City Council
CAPACITY

CAPACITY is a scheme offered to artists and small art groups in the western region of Melbourne providing benefits to artists through mentoring and professional development opportunities and the sharing of ideas and resources. Information: Tania Blackwell, Hobsons Bay City Council, phone: 9932 1000 or email tblackwell@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal
Supports the development of regional community foundations, and uses seed funding and challenge grants to move regional development project funding into a more dynamic context. www.frrr.org.au or info@frrr.org.au

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian International Cultural Council
Foundations, councils and institutes (FCI) Grants rounds for 2012-13 now open. Information.

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Resources and Publications

30 January 2013 | This report contains information on a range of topics including employment in culture, time spent on cultural activities, attendances at cultural venues and events, expenditure on culture, and imports and exports of cultural goods and services.

Arts Access Australia
Report: Art Works - Arts Employment for people with disability
. Information.
This report captures the results from national research into employment levels, barriers and strategies around employment in the arts for people with disability.

Multicultural Arts Victoria, Emerge 2012 Shepparton
Multicultural Arts Victoria have been working with the Shepparton community and local council to provide a platform and activity for emerging and multicultural communities.
View the Emerge Hub regional model in action: Emerge 2012

Research: Art, money and society. Who should fund the arts? Articulation, December 2012
It is accepted that art makes positive contributions to society, but a recent report by researchers Dr Grace McQuilten and Dr Anthony White looks deeper at how art can benefit communities and why it is worth funding. 

Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)
The MAV Statement of Commitment to Cultural Diversity was announced on December 5 at the MAV Annual Conference. It aims to promote and facilitate good multicultural practice and leadership within and across Victorian local government. Information.

Culture and Sustainable Development at Rio+20: Interview with Jordi Pascual of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
CDN's colleague Jordi Pascual (keynote speaker at our 2007 conference) from UCLG's Committee for Culture recently ran a conference on the role of culture in sustainable development, seeking to influence discussions at the recent important Rio+20 Summit. Jordi sees much scope for improvement in the final recommendations from the conference! Read an interview with him here: http://www.cdc-ccd.org/Culture-et-developpement-durable-a?lang=en
 
Note: Information and links to resources and publications are eventually moved to the CDN website at www.culturaldevelopment.net.au/resources

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