Conference Material

REAP: More. Deeper. Different. – 26-29 August 2019

 

Opening Keynote – The Impulse for Change

Speaker – Bryan Joseph Lee

Bryan is an arts manager and producer who has been exploring the intersection of arts and communities for over a decade. Drawing on years of experience from Woolly Mammoth, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Round House Theater, and The Public Theater, Bryan will point to what’s effective and what’s problematic about performing arts programming and audience development with community at the heart, and how we can deliver better outcomes.

Convergence: The Centre of Attention

Speakers – Alison Clark (Arts Council England), Deborah Cullinan (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts) & Michelle Adams (Big hART)

Performing arts centre? Making space? Business Hub? Community centre? Meeting place? What is the evolving role of arts centres? Can we demonstrate that we are facing all of our stakeholders and communities in ways that they value? Will ‘relevance’ be the new litmus test for our success and continued investment? A group of cultural leaders from Manchester, San Francisco and Roebourne will question the purpose of arts centres.

But Where’s The Proof?

Speakers – Jordan Gibbs (Culture Counts) & Rick Heath (PAC Australia)

Measuring impact is hard… or is it? Get the lowdown on new models of impact assessment. We’ll take you through two evidence-based models that provide real data, not only on the impact of your shows but how that impact varies between ‘hires’ and ‘buys’. Want to make evidence-based programming decisions? We’ll show you how.

Making Space – 2-6 September 2018

 

Making Space  – Opening Keynote

Speaker – Sigal Cohen, Avshalom Pollak Dance Theatre

Making Space  – Keynote 

Speaker – Dr. Gill Hicks

Making Space  – Keynote

Speaker – Dr. Richard Walley

2017 Outside, In

 

 

2017 Conference Highlights:

Outside, In  – Keynote

Speaker – Jennifer Whelan

Outside, In  – Keynote

Speaker – Dee Madigan

Outside, In  – Keynote

Speaker – Sarah Houbolt

Outside, In  – Keynote

Speaker – Benjamin Law

Outside, In  – Getting Local Government to Give a Sh!t Session 

Outside, In  – Robyn Archer, Reflections Part 1

Outside, In  – Robyn Archer, Reflections Part 2

The New Normal

 

Is change the new constant? In a period of upheavel and uncertainty in the arts industry, the 2016 APACA Conference will explored ways in which we can be agile, resilient and responsive in both our work environment and the broader cultural landscape. Exploring a range of issues on social entrepreneurship, buyer behaviour, cultural diversity, contemporary music touring and strategies for managing and adapting to change at an organisational and personal level, we also continued to support indigenous work, reflecting on outcomes from the Australia Council’s research into the presentation of indigenous work Showcasing Creativity.

The New Normal – Opening Keynote

Speaker – Kath Mainland, Melbourne Festival

Cultural Protocols for Presenting Indigenous Work

Speakers – Rhoda Roberts & Lee-Anne Buckskin

Surviving and Thriving in the New Normal

Speaker: Dr Jennifer Frahm

Showcasing Creativity – First Nations Work

Speakers: Lydia Miller, Jackie Bailey, Hung-Yen & Mandy Whitford

Where to Next? The Past, Present and Future of Presenting

Speakers: Christine Dunstan, David Anderson, Ben Graetz & Anne-Marie Heath

So… Is there a New Normal?

Speaker: John Knell

2015 Mobilise: Creating Momentum

 

 

In a global environment where arts organisations are facing greater challenges to artistic and financial sustainability than ever before the 2015 conference MOBILISE, embodied the sense of positive momentum required for organisations, audiences and the industry as whole.

Keynote Address

Michael Kaiser, De Vos Institute

MOBILISING ORGANISATIONS

How do we institute change in the culture of our organisations in order to maximise innovation and creativity in both our output and our business models? How do we create the perfect team and get the best out of them?

Speaker – Mary Vallentine AO, Melbourne Recital Centre

Speaker – Louise Herron AM, Sydney Opera House

MOBILISING THE INDUSTRY

How do we improve our advocacy for the arts in the light of the next federal election. What tools and skills do we require to be successful?

Speaker – Paul Oosting, Get Up!

Speaker – David Magill, GM Holden

MOBILISING THE WORKPLACE

Mobilise ourselves as arts leaders. What professional development do we need and how do we progress our individual careers?

Speaker – Wendy McCarthy AO, Circus Oz

Speaker – Matt Cowdroy, Think Productive

MOBILISING AUDIENCES & COMMUNITIES

How do we develop audiences, not only mobilising them to attend, but increasing the depth of their engagement?

Speakers – Amanda Coombe & Jody Evans

Speaker – Rosie Dennis, Urban Theatre Projects

Speaker – Heather Dransfield, Arts on Tour

MOBILISING VENUES

Speaker – Duncan M Webb, Webb Management Services