LGNSW Arts and Culture Forum
Past Conference - 2012
The Local Government NSW Arts and Culture Summit 2012 hosted a range of presenters from national, state and local bodies with a focus on Local Government arts and cultural practices.
Download a copy of the Arts & Culture Summit & Awards 2012 Program (PDF, 967)
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- Provides updates from government and peak bodies, state and national perspectives, and directions for arts and culture, with a focus on Local Government implications and opportunities.
- Facilitates dialogue with Government and peak bodies to address Local Government arts and cultural priorities. Participate in discussion.
- Addresses cultural policy priorities identified in the Fourth Cultural Accord (PDF, 296KB) between the local and the state spheres of government.
- Engages councils to inform the LGSA arts and cultural program and advocacy for local government priorities.
- Showcases a cross-section of council arts and cultural initiatives, presented as case studies of good practice.
- Announces the winners of the prestigious Local Government Arts and Culture Awards.
- Provides development opportunities for councillors and staff.
- Creates opportunities for collaboration.
Presenters and Facilitators
- Ms Sally Basser, First Assistant Secretary, Office for the Arts, Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.
- Mary Darwell, Executive Director, Arts NSW.
- Karen Legge, Acting Leader, Development Team, at the Division of Local Government.
- Frank Panucci, Director, Community Partnerships, Australia Council for the Arts.
- John Smithies, Director, Cultural Development Network.
Peak Organisations and Government Agencies, Presenting and Participating:
- Liza-Mare Syron, Senior Aboriginal Cultural Development Officer Arts NSW.
- Michael Woodhouse, Executive Director, Department of Family and Community Services.
- Rebecca Pinchin, Regional Services Coordinator, Powerhouse Museum.
- Amanda Buckland, PLACE Project Coordinator, Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW.
- Michael Rolfe, Chief Executive Officer, Museums & Galleries NSW.
- Empty Spaces Project, University of Technology Sydney, Shopfront Community Program.
- Sancha Donald, Chief Executive Officer, Accessible Arts NSW.
- Margret Meagher, Executive Director, Arts and Health Australia.
- Helen Zigmond, Arts and Health Foundation regarding the national Arts and Health Policy.
- Helen Machalias, Young People & the Arts Australia.
- Chris Zajko, Project Manager, Indent, a program of MusicNSW.
- Alex Masso, Music In Communities Network, a program of the Music Council of Australia.
Their representatives will:
- Brief councils on state and national perspectives and directions for arts and culture, with a focus on local government implications and opportunities.
- Participate in discussion regarding local government implications and opportunities.
Additional speakers representing state and national bodies will be announced in coming weeks. Details of presenters and their topics will be provided closer to the date.
A cross section of NSW councils will present their arts and cultural initiatives as case studies of good practice. These have been drawn from the pool of nominations to the 2012 Local Government Arts and Culture Awards.
Speakers will cover the breadth of council involvement in arts and culture, such as:
- Development of cultural facilities.
- Cultural development initiatives.
- Their leadership in planning for and development of the arts.
- How they have engaged different target groups.
- Their support to different arts genres and cultural industries.