UNFORTUNATELY, THE 2ND SESSION FOR THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Learn about leadership and program development in a cultural context; how to develop and manage a group in your own arts project; looking at trajectory and practicalities of taking an idea or a dream and manifesting it into a living breathing reality.
This series of two workshops is part of the Emerge Cultural Leadership program.
It is expected that participants will attend both workshops in the series; Saturday 10 August 10am-12noon and Saturday 31 August 10am-12noon.
The workshops are facilitated by Grace Vanilau, who is a Community Cultural Development practitioner and Creative Producer working in the arts sector both in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. She works across mediums as a practicing weaver and international performance artist, singer, songwriter and spoken word poet.Grace holds postgraduate qualifications in Community Cultural Development Practices and Indigenous Arts Management from the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne. She specialises in producing culture-specific programs working with Contemporary Pacific Arts sector across communities and developing intercultural knowledge share spaces, with the key purpose to mobilize and uplift communities through creativity. She continues to draw on her extensive networks in the Pacific arts and broader arts communities to bring together people who are passionate about contributing to the transference and evolution of Pacific arts and cultural heritage.
Fri 1 Jan 2016 - Tue 31 Dec 2019
The Emerge Cultural Network locates emerging artists and cultural practitioners through community, government and agency connections; assisting in skill development, providing new networks and opportunities and building the capacity of communities to develop and promote traditional and contemporary cultural product. In addition to providing a generative base for communities, the Emerge Cultural Network provides infrastructure that feeds into community-driven cultural initiatives and the range of presentation platforms offered by MAV directly and through partnership arrangements It is a locally based, sustainable network that supports and increases emerging and refugee communities’ cultural participation. With the continued generous support of Gandel Philanthropy, MAV is working with emerging artists and communities, local governments and cultural organisations in outer metro and regional Victorian local government areas (LGAs), Wyndham, Outer North, Shepparton and Bendigo to collaboratively develop and deliver a cultural leadership program that responds to local needs and builds on local strengths. Emerge Cultural Network Ambassadors represent the Emerge spirit, promoting and advocating for the network and for the importance of culture and diversity throughout their community.