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Diversity in the Arts: In Conversation with Nike Jonah, Arts Council England
Presented by Kultour and hosted by City of Melbourne

What happens when you have an arts policy where supporting diversity of expression is the guiding principle? Hear from Arts Council England’s Nike Jonah on how – through the activation of successive progressive arts policies – achieving diversity of aesthetic and art form is now embedded in programming across the sector. This is a unique opportunity, as we enter a critical phase in the development of our national cultural policy, to discuss how the arts sector can embrace the opportunities that a culturally diverse Australia offers us.

Arts Council England recently launched Creative Case – a whole of Arts Council approach to Diversity in the Arts, part of its Strategic Framework for the Arts. Nike Jonah, Diversity Team, ACE will talk through Creative Case and how it has been activated through programs such as its flagship decibel Performing Arts Showcase. Decibel Performing Arts Showcase is a national biannual event held in Manchester that profiles the highest quality diverse performing arts in the United Kingdom to programmers from across the UK and internationally. It was held only last month and coincided with a Creative Case Symposium.

In conversation with Nike Jonah, Magdalena Moreno (CEO Kultour), who was in attendance at this year’s Decibel, will reflect on this creative model and the exciting opportunities it presents in our Australian context. This talk is accessible to all but particularly relevant to presenters, producers, centres, independent companies and government.

Monday 10th October 2011 at 5pm – 6.30pm
Portico room, Melbourne Town Hall
90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
RSVP and enquiries to Georgie Sedgwick |0403 932 598

Nike Jonah’s attendance was made possible by the Arts Council England’s support for her attendance at the IFACCA world Summit on Arts and Culture. Kultour is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, as an initiative of the Arts in a Multicultural Australia policy.

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