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GROUNDSWELL ARTS NSW

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Groundswell Forum Liveblog Day 1

Hi, this page hosted the first day of the live blog for the Forum. Check out the replay below. (Posts are in reverse order.)






 Groundswell Multicultural Arts Forum(04/13/2012) 

6:27
 

 

5:55
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Thanks so much for reading, following and commenting. We'll see you back in the same place tomorrow after 9. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:55 GroundswellCTCS

5:54
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
So, the our final session of the day is a performance session (details http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gLQKunpSrYk/T4KxQI9Z6fI/AAAAAAAAAMk/ath3XbB3NWk/s1600/Timetable+Version+2.png ), so that's it here 4 the day #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:54 GroundswellCTCS

5:53
Twitter
alexmasso: 
#MAF12 I have to leave before the music starts. But I will have a culturally diverse evening (Thai take-away with Polish wife, Indian music) [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:53 alexmasso

5:44
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Anyone who would like to be a part of the @CafeCarnivale committee going forward, please contact via @groundswellctcs #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:44 GroundswellCTCS

5:42
Groundswell Forum: 
Carolina from CC: We were talking today about presentation platforms, Aus' make up. I we stay quiet now, we're losing something and making the gap bigger.
Friday April 13, 2012 5:42 Groundswell Forum

5:41
Groundswell Forum: 
From floor: Anothermorganisation could be the advocate, CC the presenter.
Friday April 13, 2012 5:41 Groundswell Forum

5:40
Groundswell Forum: 
Tim Matheson from M Viva: That was one of our ideas in those documents.
Friday April 13, 2012 5:40 Groundswell Forum

5:39
Groundswell Forum: 
A lot of artists professional I'm same country. How do they meet artists?
Friday April 13, 2012 5:39 Groundswell Forum

5:39
Groundswell Forum: 
Jill: What's the uniqueness of CC. With other venues now doing diverse music, CC could connect new refugee artists to venues. That's there area I would explore.
Friday April 13, 2012 5:39 Groundswell Forum

5:38
Groundswell Forum: 
And is there a petition we here could all sign?
Friday April 13, 2012 5:38 Groundswell Forum

5:38
Groundswell Forum: 
Question, Vimala: CC very successful. Do we want to continue as before? Add dance? Multiple venues, or one or two regulars? can CC be scaled up?
Friday April 13, 2012 5:38 Groundswell Forum

5:37
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Minister in question is NSW Arts Minister. #MAF12 http://www.arts.nsw.gov.au/index.php/about-us/minister-for-the-arts/minister/ [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:37 GroundswellCTCS

5:36
Groundswell Forum: 
Mary Jo: We gave 12 months notice, and passed in report 9(?) months ago. Suggestions ready in may or June last year. It's just, what's happened to the money? Artnsw had been working toward an orderly process, but it's just gone of the rails.
Friday April 13, 2012 5:36 Groundswell Forum

5:34
Groundswell Forum: 
Question: Why didn't Musica Viva and ArtsNSW have a next step planned?
Friday April 13, 2012 5:34 Groundswell Forum

5:34
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Mary Jo: Thenworst thing that can happen is that no one makes a noise. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:34 GroundswellCTCS

5:33
Twitter
briscreative: 
RT @KateLundy: New post: Speech to the Multicultural Arts Forum 2012 http://bit.ly/IkndT7 @GroundswellCTCS @carriageworks #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:33 briscreative

5:33
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Q: Will the money for CC be released? Or a tender? #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:33 GroundswellCTCS

5:32
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Musica Viva will share their report with any committee that forms here. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:32 GroundswellCTCS

5:32
Twitter
briscreative: 
RT @kendallfeaver: Playwriting Aus. is enthusiastic about finding new audiences overseas. Neg w BBC to for week of Oz commissions. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:32 briscreative

5:31
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Cafe C. started, no alternative venues. In last 10 years, alternative venues started. CC pay artists fees, other venues door deals. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:31 GroundswellCTCS

5:30
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Huge amount merit to Cafe C. Good ideas for permanent venue, moving, both fraught & expensive. Waiting on grant news from minister. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:30 GroundswellCTCS

5:28
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Mary Jo Caps, Musica Viva: Review not made public, ago can't say much. Had been custodians to hold it until mature & independent #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:28 GroundswellCTCS

5:26
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Carolina: Musica Viva reps. are here. So maybe they could share some of the details? Frank: We need to understand decision to learn. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:26 GroundswellCTCS

5:25
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Question from Frank Madrid. What were key issues that lead to decision for Musica Viva to let you go? #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:25 GroundswellCTCS

5:24
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
A committee might be formed to work through the suggestions brought up in this brief forum. Continue current model? New one? #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:24 GroundswellCTCS

5:23
Groundswell Forum: 
Won't get through all opinions in next 20 mins.
Friday April 13, 2012 5:23 Groundswell Forum

5:23
Groundswell Forum: 
Having said that, invites opinions from the floor.
Friday April 13, 2012 5:23 Groundswell Forum

5:23
Groundswell Forum: 
Permanent venue would still be nice, but probably not enough resources.
Friday April 13, 2012 5:23 Groundswell Forum

5:22
Groundswell Forum: 
Good moment for a to stop and have a review.
Friday April 13, 2012 5:22 Groundswell Forum

5:22
Groundswell Forum: 
Had planned for a seamless transition after Musica Viva. Funding hasn't cme through and doesn't exist.
Friday April 13, 2012 5:22 Groundswell Forum

5:21
Groundswell Forum: 
Idea had been to have a reliable music venue where you could reliably go to hear great music of that type.
Friday April 13, 2012 5:21 Groundswell Forum

5:21
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
until they discontinued hosting it after a 2012 review. Currently in limbo. Nicholas Letts leading discussion. #MAF12 http://t.co/aEZzEheP [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:21 GroundswellCTCS

5:20
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Cafe Carnivale was part of Carnivale, until it finished in 2004, had been under the wing of Musica Viva, #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:20 GroundswellCTCS

5:18
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Next up: What Happened to Cafe Carnivale? #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:18 GroundswellCTCS

5:15
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Sorry, that last tweet should have read that we're hearing from Maria Okunev. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:15 GroundswellCTCS

5:14
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
In Anya Wojak's open session, we are introduced to Opera in unusual spaces, like the Birmingham. #MAF12 http://www.birminghamopera.org.uk/ [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 5:14 GroundswellCTCS

4:56
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Open sessions. #MAF12 http://t.co/maN7YktZ [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:56 GroundswellCTCS

4:50
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
And we're off into the breakout sessions. A short break, then a discussion of what happened to Cafe Carnivale. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:50 GroundswellCTCS

4:50
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Mayu Karamor, Mentioning the War. Rodd Pattenden, OMG. Anya Wojak, We Are All Boat People. Maria Okunev, Opera, art of multiculture #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:50 GroundswellCTCS

4:47
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Speakers: Felix Ching Ho, Chinese Theatre. Imelda Davis, Australian South Sea Island Hidden Communities. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:47 GroundswellCTCS

4:46
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Applause for Kim as he leaves stage. Vimala is announcing an open session, up next. First, the sessions' speakers will talk to us. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:46 GroundswellCTCS

4:45
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Kim's research will be finalised over next few weeks. Submit it to artsNSW, and would like it to be widely distributed. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:45 GroundswellCTCS

4:44
Groundswell Forum: 
Paschal Berry: "Exploring my heritage is important because I am part of a large diaspora, and we see very little of ourselves being reflected back to us."
Friday April 13, 2012 4:44 Groundswell Forum

4:43
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Events like #MAF12 important, just to keep conversation alive. [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:43 GroundswellCTCS

4:43
Groundswell Forum: 
Supporting them is incredibly complex: needs to be across artforms, regional areas, generations and cultures.
Friday April 13, 2012 4:43 Groundswell Forum

4:42
Groundswell Forum: 
Waves of artistic practise are coming into country nsw
Friday April 13, 2012 4:42 Groundswell Forum

4:42
Groundswell Forum: 
Plus lots of new artists from Iraq and Afghanistan, just starting to establish selves.
Friday April 13, 2012 4:42 Groundswell Forum

4:42
Groundswell Forum: 
Even Eurocentric artists from decades past, though, still don't have visibility themselves. Wogs out of work not enough.
Friday April 13, 2012 4:42 Groundswell Forum

4:41
Groundswell Forum: 
Kim found that there was not a lot of relevant current data in CaLD orgs, big push from Asian artists.
Friday April 13, 2012 4:41 Groundswell Forum

4:40
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Curryfest, in Woolgoolga, just outside Coffs Harbour. Celebrates food, but also culture. Population triples for the day. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:40 GroundswellCTCS

4:39
Groundswell Forum: 
A lot tends to fly under the radar. One big exception:
Friday April 13, 2012 4:39 Groundswell Forum

4:39
Groundswell Forum: 
Regional NSW: some regions more active than others. A lot of harmony day and refugee week celebrations.
Friday April 13, 2012 4:39 Groundswell Forum

4:38
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Just like drama companies leave more time to rehearse Shakespearean english, so too leaving extra time for CaLD artists helped. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:38 GroundswellCTCS

4:37
Groundswell Forum: 
Translab, as a case study. Gave CALD artists to undertake research and development.
Friday April 13, 2012 4:37 Groundswell Forum

4:36
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Third list. #MAF12 http://t.co/oOQiNFmw [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:36 GroundswellCTCS

4:36
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Second list. #MAF12 http://t.co/wBkvTXpR [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:36 GroundswellCTCS

4:35
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Kim and his first list of non-Arts Centre hubs that support 'CALD' and West Syd. http://t.co/du7SCtjO [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:35 GroundswellCTCS

4:32
Groundswell Forum: 
Biggest non-art centre hubs: Auburn Community Development Network, Bankstown Youth Development serices, Information and Cultural Exchange, NSW Service for the Teatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS), Cultural Performaing Arts Network, Parramatta Artists' Studios and Artfiles.
Friday April 13, 2012 4:32 Groundswell Forum

4:30
Groundswell Forum: 
10 years ago, half of those didn't exist. So considerable development in Western Sydeny.
Friday April 13, 2012 4:30 Groundswell Forum

4:30
Groundswell Forum: 
Hubs for cultural activity, Arts Centres: Bankstown, Blacktown, Campbelltown, CAsula, Penrith Parramatta.
Friday April 13, 2012 4:30 Groundswell Forum

4:29
Groundswell Forum: 
Those speaking english not well or not at all, 93% Syd
Friday April 13, 2012 4:29 Groundswell Forum

4:29
Groundswell Forum: 
84% born overseas metropolitan Syd, 16% regional
Friday April 13, 2012 4:29 Groundswell Forum

4:28
Groundswell Forum: 
Only location outside SYdney is Woollongong
Friday April 13, 2012 4:28 Groundswell Forum

4:28
Groundswell Forum: 
Western Sydney is a centre.
Friday April 13, 2012 4:28 Groundswell Forum

4:28
Groundswell Forum: 
Where do they live? Blacktown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Bankstown, Canterbury, Parramatta, Sydney.
Friday April 13, 2012 4:28 Groundswell Forum

4:28
Groundswell Forum: 
Top ancestries by birthplace of parents, 120,000 China, about 60000 Vietnames, follwoed by Filipino, Indian, Lebanese and Italian. (This excludes UK IReland & NZ)
Friday April 13, 2012 4:28 Groundswell Forum

4:27
Groundswell Forum: 
Specifically NSW, 6.5 million people, 1.5 million born overseas, more than 200 different countries, 190 different languages, 110 different religious affiliations.
Friday April 13, 2012 4:27 Groundswell Forum

4:26
Groundswell Forum: 
Tends to fly under radar
Friday April 13, 2012 4:26 Groundswell Forum

4:26
Groundswell Forum: 
On campus, big activity going on with these students
Friday April 13, 2012 4:26 Groundswell Forum

4:26
Groundswell Forum: 
Top 3: India, China, Nepal (Graduate visa grants)
Friday April 13, 2012 4:26 Groundswell Forum

4:25
Groundswell Forum: 
And a big international student presence
Friday April 13, 2012 4:25 Groundswell Forum

4:25
Groundswell Forum: 
Has been an increase in African countries, but big increases mostly from elsewhere
Friday April 13, 2012 4:25 Groundswell Forum

4:25
Groundswell Forum: 
One of top 3 resettlement countries in world for refugee and humanitarian resettlement, 28% in NSW
Friday April 13, 2012 4:25 Groundswell Forum

4:24
Groundswell Forum: 
Today, 1 in 4 of Australia's 44 million born overseas, 44% if including parents, 260 languages spoken. From Aus Multicultural Policy 2011
Friday April 13, 2012 4:24 Groundswell Forum

4:23
Groundswell Forum: 
Looked at national and nsw demographics
Friday April 13, 2012 4:23 Groundswell Forum

4:23
Groundswell Forum: 
This is a snapshot, high level, it's not concluded and forum will inform it too
Friday April 13, 2012 4:23 Groundswell Forum

4:23
Groundswell Forum: 
(abbreviated 'CALD') excludes anglo -saxon, -celtic and indigenous
Friday April 13, 2012 4:23 Groundswell Forum

4:22
Groundswell Forum: 
Kim: I was engaged by ArtsNSW to do project of culturally and liguistically diverse artist in nsw
Friday April 13, 2012 4:22 Groundswell Forum

4:21
Groundswell Forum: 
Kim has been working on an Environmental Scan of Culturally Diverse NSW
Friday April 13, 2012 4:21 Groundswell Forum

4:17
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
And we're just beginning to come back in from afternoon tea.. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:17 GroundswellCTCS

4:16
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Chris: (Summarised:) That sort of thing is really important. There is "mindfulness" of the need for this sort of change. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:16 GroundswellCTCS

4:07
Twitter
rosecoloma: 
Lucky #MAF12 went on arvo tea break. I've almost reached my next destination. More "Multicultural Arts Forum" RT's of live-tweets later. [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:07 rosecoloma

4:04
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
Playwriting Aus. is enthusiastic about finding new audiences overseas. Negotiating with BBC to for a week of Australian commissions. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:04 kendallfeaver

4:01
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
And now a quick afternoon tea break & we'll be right back. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 4:01 GroundswellCTCS

3:59
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
.. in arabic and they think: oh. And see a pathway. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:59 GroundswellCTCS

3:59
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Lisa: In Sydney, there were great inroads in the nineties. Chris: We take to classroom people they know from TV, they talk to kids.. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:59 GroundswellCTCS

3:55
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Michelle, question: Why in 2012 in theatre, why so few CEOs, artistic directors from different cultural backgrounds making decisions. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:55 GroundswellCTCS

3:54
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
..new communities. Talk to us. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:54 GroundswellCTCS

3:54
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Michelle, question: Suggestion to Jonathan. My family & I have performed at SOH Lasting effects in being attached to its status for.. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:54 GroundswellCTCS

3:53
Twitter
RegionalArtsNSW: 
Thanks! @community_music RT @RegionalArtsNSW has some good people working out there in regional communities. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:53 RegionalArtsNSW

3:52
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
We need to have initiatives that won't change with each new Opera House director. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:52 GroundswellCTCS

3:50
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
RT @community_music: @RegionalArtsNSW has some good people working out there in regional communities. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:50 GroundswellCTCS

3:50
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
We have diverse audiences and artists, but we don't have a policy. We do need to address this. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:50 GroundswellCTCS

3:50
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Jonathan: For us it's the quality of idea. We used to do too many things: "micro-initiatives." At SOH scale, wasteful. We got focused #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:50 GroundswellCTCS

3:47
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Lisa: Learned from work done at Penrith after murder of Anita Cobby in Western Sydney. Brought in the family. #MAF12 http://www.abc.net.au/stateline/nsw/content/2003/s796364.htm [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:47 GroundswellCTCS

3:46
Twitter
PlayWritingAus: 
RT @kendallfeaver: Chris Mead @PlayWritingAus Theatre is an industry that needs product. We like theatre, we like plays. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:46 PlayWritingAus

3:46
Twitter
community_music: 
@RegionalArtsNSW has some good people working out there in regional communities. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:46 community_music

3:46
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
(Rough summary of a long, and interesting, question.) #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:46 GroundswellCTCS

3:45
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Question, Nadai: Lisa's switch of hierarchy for Black Capital - is this a specific model you've heard of, or completely new? #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:45 GroundswellCTCS

3:45
Twitter
KateLundy: 
New post: Speech to the Multicultural Arts Forum 2012 http://bit.ly/IkndT7 @GroundswellCTCS @carriageworks #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:45 KateLundy

3:43
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Frank: In Wollongong, did alcohol-free Fest. Families came that wouldn't have otherwise. Learned excellence of artist gets through. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:43 GroundswellCTCS

3:42
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
..is that something you think about? Jane: Every day I learn something new. But that's why I work in this industry. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:42 GroundswellCTCS

3:41
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
And now, the questions. Brenton from MacQ Uni: When you program diverse programs, you mentioned knowing local community well.. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:41 GroundswellCTCS

3:41
Twitter
rosecoloma: 
RT @GroundswellCTCS: Developing audience needs to be shared risk between performing arts centre, visiting artists and locals. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:41 rosecoloma

3:40
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Jane: In institutions, loud voices win. We need to be loud. Jonathan: Much diversity, but no strategy for diversity. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:40 GroundswellCTCS

3:40
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Festivals are most experimental venues. Lisa: A curatorial framework, strategy to drive these projects. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:40 GroundswellCTCS

3:40
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Australia needs to be much more psychologically engaged with asia. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:40 GroundswellCTCS

3:39
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Chris: we're at a crossroads, lots of passionate, untold stories. Frank: You need a long term approach and leaders. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:39 GroundswellCTCS

3:38
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Now a brief summing up followed by questions.. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:38 GroundswellCTCS

3:37
Twitter
rosecoloma: 
K while traveling between meetings gonna RT more key live-tweets fr @GroundswellCTCS on "Multicultural Arts Forum" #MAF12. Get ready... [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:37 rosecoloma

3:37
Groundswell Forum: 
When we started, we thought that with the right program we could hand it over to theatre companies
Friday April 13, 2012 3:37 Groundswell Forum

3:36
Groundswell Forum: 
We work in West Syd, West Melbourne and in Broome
Friday April 13, 2012 3:36 Groundswell Forum

3:36
Groundswell Forum: 
We have a series of workshops with young people in western Sydney
Friday April 13, 2012 3:36 Groundswell Forum

3:36
Groundswell Forum: 
We are a national service organisation, but we can lead debate
Friday April 13, 2012 3:36 Groundswell Forum

3:35
Twitter
PinoMigliorino: 
#MAF12 Wish I was there, looking forward to Saturday session and heaps of questions [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:35 PinoMigliorino

3:35
Twitter
publiczacha: 
RT @GroundswellCTCS: BBC may be on verge of comissioning a whole week of Australian plays #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:35 publiczacha

3:34
Groundswell Forum: 
Little real development, means audiences less likely to engage with audience
Friday April 13, 2012 3:34 Groundswell Forum

3:34
Groundswell Forum: 
Not many Aus plays in production
Friday April 13, 2012 3:34 Groundswell Forum

3:34
Groundswell Forum: 
Read a facebook discussion recently, complaining that most Aus plays crap anyway
Friday April 13, 2012 3:34 Groundswell Forum

3:33
Groundswell Forum: 
Most theatre personnel complain that quality is what holds back Australian drama
Friday April 13, 2012 3:33 Groundswell Forum

3:32
Groundswell Forum: 
About to finalise playwright exchanges with Singapore, Scotland and USA
Friday April 13, 2012 3:32 Groundswell Forum

3:32
Groundswell Forum: 
They couldn't believe it
Friday April 13, 2012 3:32 Groundswell Forum

3:32
Groundswell Forum: 
Talked to Aus journalist about an Aus play that ran overseas without being popular here first
Friday April 13, 2012 3:32 Groundswell Forum

3:31
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
In theatre, we see pretty white Australia. Most of our submissions, & most produced plays, from particular subsection of population #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:31 GroundswellCTCS

3:31
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
Most of our submissions are from a very specific subsection- White Australia. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:31 kendallfeaver

3:30
Groundswell Forum: 
10% from non-english speaking background
Friday April 13, 2012 3:30 Groundswell Forum

3:30
Groundswell Forum: 
In 2010 16 plays be indigenous playwrights, 7%
Friday April 13, 2012 3:30 Groundswell Forum

3:30
Groundswell Forum: 
Most of our submissions, and most produced plays, from a very particular subsection of population.
Friday April 13, 2012 3:30 Groundswell Forum

3:30
Groundswell Forum: 
IN theatre, we still see a pretty white Australia
Friday April 13, 2012 3:30 Groundswell Forum

3:29
Groundswell Forum: 
Or be transported to transcendent place
Friday April 13, 2012 3:29 Groundswell Forum

3:29
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
So many metaphors! Chris Mead is a barometer taking Australia's temperature, a couch for people to psychoanalyse family trauma. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:29 kendallfeaver

3:29
Groundswell Forum: 
Can be great sometimes just to laugh along with strangers
Friday April 13, 2012 3:29 Groundswell Forum

3:29
Groundswell Forum: 
Theatre always had a social and political function
Friday April 13, 2012 3:29 Groundswell Forum

3:28
Groundswell Forum: 
speaks to how change is happening now
Friday April 13, 2012 3:28 Groundswell Forum

3:28
Groundswell Forum: 
Makes the real shocking and moving
Friday April 13, 2012 3:28 Groundswell Forum

3:28
Groundswell Forum: 
When theatre is good, it's life changing and affirming
Friday April 13, 2012 3:28 Groundswell Forum

3:28
Groundswell Forum: 
So, people tell me the stories that need to be told
Friday April 13, 2012 3:28 Groundswell Forum

3:27
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
Chris Mead @PlayWritingAus Theatre is an industry that needs product. We like theatre, we like plays. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:27 kendallfeaver

3:27
Groundswell Forum: 
of Aus at the moment
Friday April 13, 2012 3:27 Groundswell Forum

3:27
Groundswell Forum: 
Feels like a barometer
Friday April 13, 2012 3:27 Groundswell Forum

3:27
Groundswell Forum: 
A lot of lightly fictionalised fantasies and traumas
Friday April 13, 2012 3:27 Groundswell Forum

3:27
Groundswell Forum: 
Interesting thing about theatre, read 500 unsolicited manuscript a year,
Friday April 13, 2012 3:27 Groundswell Forum

3:26
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
A reminder, more and more detailed live-blogging for the Forum at http://groundswellctcs.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/groundswell-liveblog.html #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:26 GroundswellCTCS

3:25
Groundswell Forum: 
Have a series of programs, but primarily try to help others do their own job
Friday April 13, 2012 3:25 Groundswell Forum

3:25
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
A resident company in @Carriageworks but work all over Aus. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:25 GroundswellCTCS

3:24
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Next, Chris Mead artistic director of Playwriting Australia. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:24 GroundswellCTCS

3:24
Groundswell Forum: 
Sorry, that video was for 'Pura Vida' festival
Friday April 13, 2012 3:24 Groundswell Forum

3:20
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
RT @Mitch_Grace: @frankmadrid now on the mic @ #MAF12 has exp that persistence & risk taking (re:diverse cultural programming) has payed ... [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:20 GroundswellCTCS

3:19
Groundswell Forum: 
Sorry, 'video'
Friday April 13, 2012 3:19 Groundswell Forum

3:19
Groundswell Forum: 
From promotional Fiesta vieo: presented latin america without feathers, tits and bums
Friday April 13, 2012 3:19 Groundswell Forum

3:19
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
Australians, once exposed to excellence, respond enthusiastically. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:19 kendallfeaver

3:18
Twitter
Mitch_Grace: 
@frankmadrid now on the mic @ #MAF12 has exp that persistence & risk taking (re:diverse cultural programming) has payed off ovr long term [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:18 Mitch_Grace

3:17
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
RT @kendallfeaver: Onus often falls on the independent producer to pick up where mainstage fails #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:17 GroundswellCTCS

3:17
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Australians, once exposed to excellence, respond enthusiastically. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:17 GroundswellCTCS

3:17
Groundswell Forum: 
"Australians, once exposed to excellence, respond enthusiastically."
Friday April 13, 2012 3:17 Groundswell Forum

3:16
Groundswell Forum: 
Was outside Sydney Opera House offered tickets by scalpers for own event for urban brail.
Friday April 13, 2012 3:16 Groundswell Forum

3:15
Groundswell Forum: 
But the QPAC experience this came with was short lived
Friday April 13, 2012 3:15 Groundswell Forum

3:15
Groundswell Forum: 
When it comes to profitability, there is something to say from getting new feet through door
Friday April 13, 2012 3:15 Groundswell Forum

3:14
Groundswell Forum: 
with diverse programming
Friday April 13, 2012 3:14 Groundswell Forum

3:14
Groundswell Forum: 
Parramarsala a good example of how to reach a mainstream audience
Friday April 13, 2012 3:14 Groundswell Forum

3:14
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
Onus often falls on the independent producer to pick up where mainstage fails #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:14 kendallfeaver

3:14
Groundswell Forum: 
We have got the performing art scene and media to pay attention over the years
Friday April 13, 2012 3:14 Groundswell Forum

3:14
Groundswell Forum: 
Even then might not be enough
Friday April 13, 2012 3:14 Groundswell Forum

3:14
Groundswell Forum: 
I tell acts who want to come here, "You need a hook." Need a review from New York Times, Rolling Stone etc
Friday April 13, 2012 3:14 Groundswell Forum

3:13
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
RT @rosecoloma: Ok getting too distracting now. Will have to read "Multicultural Arts Forum" live-tweets later or won't meet deadlines. ... [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:13 GroundswellCTCS

3:12
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Developing audience needs to be shared risk between performing arts centre, visiting artists and locals. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:12 GroundswellCTCS

3:12
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
I thought in a country of such gastronomic diversity, there would be diverse programming. Then I picked up a copy of the paper #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:12 kendallfeaver

3:12
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
(This was mid 90s.) #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:12 GroundswellCTCS

3:11
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Went to AFTRS radio course, where lecturer asked him: What are you going to do with that accent? #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:11 GroundswellCTCS

3:10
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
I felt that in a place where there is so much exotic food, delight in feeling surprised at the different would feel only natural #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:10 GroundswellCTCS

3:10
Groundswell Forum: 
(back in mid 90s)
Friday April 13, 2012 3:10 Groundswell Forum

3:10
Groundswell Forum: 
Went to AFTRS radio course, where lecturer asked him: What are you going to do with that accent?
Friday April 13, 2012 3:10 Groundswell Forum

3:10
Groundswell Forum: 
Then picked up Sydney Morning Herald Metro, found that Aus wasn't a melting pot, but a monoculture
Friday April 13, 2012 3:10 Groundswell Forum

3:09
Groundswell Forum: 
I felt that in a place where there is so much exotic food, delight in feeling surprised at the different would feel only natural
Friday April 13, 2012 3:09 Groundswell Forum

3:09
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
Frank: The arts is the only pure form left that allows people to transcend differences. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:09 kendallfeaver

3:09
Groundswell Forum: 
Yet to see this happen though
Friday April 13, 2012 3:09 Groundswell Forum

3:09
Groundswell Forum: 
New communities should see themselves reflected on stage, audiences get an injection of fresh ideas and talent
Friday April 13, 2012 3:09 Groundswell Forum

3:08
Twitter
Carriageworks: 
RT @Mitch_Grace: @lisahavilah director @Carriageworks speaking @ #MAF12 about cultural diversity becoming core to future programming efforts [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:08 Carriageworks

3:07
Twitter
TesRoss: 
RT @Mitch_Grace: @lisahavilah Director@Carriageworks speaking @ #MAF12 about cultural diversity becoming core to future programming efforts [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:07 TesRoss

3:07
Groundswell Forum: 
Arts are only pure vehicle in society that cross cultural barriers
Friday April 13, 2012 3:07 Groundswell Forum

3:07
Groundswell Forum: 
Learning about audience development
Friday April 13, 2012 3:07 Groundswell Forum

3:06
Groundswell Forum: 
Took arts admin course at NYC
Friday April 13, 2012 3:06 Groundswell Forum

3:06
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
Frank Madrid, Independent Producer: speaking from the trenches! #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:06 kendallfeaver

3:06
Groundswell Forum: 
Came from Venezuela, with arts sector funded by then-abundant petro dollars
Friday April 13, 2012 3:06 Groundswell Forum

3:06
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Frank is an independent producer and also at Fama Services http://www.famaservices.com.au/ #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:06 GroundswellCTCS

3:05
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Next speaker: Frank Madrid [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:05 GroundswellCTCS

3:04
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Need a larger ambition, not just incremental change Artists benefit from stable environment 2 make work that isn't just outcome based #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 3:04 GroundswellCTCS

3:04
Groundswell Forum: 
They had a lot of authority, to point of - e.g. - refusing sponsorship offers for project.
Friday April 13, 2012 3:04 Groundswell Forum

3:03
Groundswell Forum: 
Lisa: We set up community curatorium and we all reported back to that group
Friday April 13, 2012 3:03 Groundswell Forum

3:03
Groundswell Forum: 
Q: What was response from local indigenous community to Brook Andrews' work?
Friday April 13, 2012 3:03 Groundswell Forum

3:03
Groundswell Forum: 
integrating education in that process very problematic
Friday April 13, 2012 3:03 Groundswell Forum

3:02
Groundswell Forum: 
Outcome of work in contemporary art
Friday April 13, 2012 3:02 Groundswell Forum

3:02
Groundswell Forum: 
People come to see outcome of a project they or their friends/family did
Friday April 13, 2012 3:02 Groundswell Forum

3:02
Groundswell Forum: 
Lisa: None.
Friday April 13, 2012 3:02 Groundswell Forum

3:02
Groundswell Forum: 
Shiree studtying UWS, Q: How much of Edge of Elsewhere educational?
Friday April 13, 2012 3:02 Groundswell Forum

3:01
Groundswell Forum: 
Committment to diversity doesn't have to prevent committment to excellence.
Friday April 13, 2012 3:01 Groundswell Forum

3:01
Groundswell Forum: 
Artists benefit from a stable environment to make work that isn't just outcome based
Friday April 13, 2012 3:01 Groundswell Forum

3:01
Groundswell Forum: 
Larger ambition, not just incremental change
Friday April 13, 2012 3:01 Groundswell Forum

3:00
Groundswell Forum: 
Australia needs to be much more psychologically engaged with asia
Friday April 13, 2012 3:00 Groundswell Forum

3:00
Groundswell Forum: 
Next month, India: http://www.carriageworks.com.au/?page=Event&event=Nikhil-Chopra-and-Justene-Williams
Friday April 13, 2012 3:00 Groundswell Forum

3:00
Groundswell Forum: 
Sound Kapital: http://www.carriageworks.com.au/?page=Event&event=Sound-Kapital
Friday April 13, 2012 3:00 Groundswell Forum

3:00
Groundswell Forum: 
Black Capital: http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2012/Hubs/Black-Capital/
Friday April 13, 2012 3:00 Groundswell Forum

2:59
Groundswell Forum: 
For Chinese new year: three underground chinese bands came out, Sound Kapital
Friday April 13, 2012 2:59 Groundswell Forum

2:59
Groundswell Forum: 
Most prominently Travelling Colony by Brook Andew
Friday April 13, 2012 2:59 Groundswell Forum

2:58
Twitter
Mitch_Grace: 
@lisahavilah director of @Carriageworks speaking @ #MAF12 about cultural diversity becoming core to future programming efforts [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:58 Mitch_Grace

2:58
Groundswell Forum: 
Developed program with Sydney Festival, Black Capital
Friday April 13, 2012 2:58 Groundswell Forum

2:58
Groundswell Forum: 
With diversity, program automatically has international scope
Friday April 13, 2012 2:58 Groundswell Forum

2:58
Groundswell Forum: 
Started to think of Carriageworks as an Aboriginal place, with aboriginal history
Friday April 13, 2012 2:58 Groundswell Forum

2:58
Groundswell Forum: 
So started thinking about WHY we do what we do
Friday April 13, 2012 2:58 Groundswell Forum

2:58
Groundswell Forum: 
Something that had worked more organically in West Syd
Friday April 13, 2012 2:58 Groundswell Forum

2:57
Groundswell Forum: 
At Carriageworks, have needed active attempt to make cultural diversity happen
Friday April 13, 2012 2:57 Groundswell Forum

2:57
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Lisa Havilah speaking, and one of the artworks from Edge of Elsewhere. #MAF12 http://t.co/RtxRfvbd [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:57 GroundswellCTCS

2:56
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Edge of Elsewhere: partnership 4A contemporary art, Sydney Festival and Campbelltown arts http://edgeofelsewhere.wordpress.com/ #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:56 GroundswellCTCS

2:55
Groundswell Forum: 
Edge of Elsewhere: partnership 4A contemporary art, Sydney Festival and Campbelltown arts
Friday April 13, 2012 2:55 Groundswell Forum

2:55
Groundswell Forum: 
Some examples of programs run between communities
Friday April 13, 2012 2:55 Groundswell Forum

2:54
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Cultural institutions need to be in a state of constant transformations. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:54 GroundswellCTCS

2:54
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Campbelltown is fastest growing region of Aus, 10% Aus population #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:54 GroundswellCTCS

2:54
Groundswell Forum: 
Campbelltown art centre helped to engage the community
Friday April 13, 2012 2:54 Groundswell Forum

2:54
Twitter
Carriageworks: 
RT @GroundswellCTCS: Next speaker: Lisa Havilah, director of @Carriageworks #MAF12 about how she programmed at Campbelltown Arts Centre [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:54 Carriageworks

2:54
Groundswell Forum: 
Big new south east asian community
Friday April 13, 2012 2:54 Groundswell Forum

2:53
Groundswell Forum: 
Govt knocked down much of it and replaced with public/private housing
Friday April 13, 2012 2:53 Groundswell Forum

2:53
Groundswell Forum: 
Minto had had largest public housing area
Friday April 13, 2012 2:53 Groundswell Forum

2:53
Groundswell Forum: 
Campbelltown is fastest growing region of Aus, 10% Aus population
Friday April 13, 2012 2:53 Groundswell Forum

2:53
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
Jonathan: SOH is very independent of any government arts or multicultural policy. No policy is taken into account when programming #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:53 kendallfeaver

2:53
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Lisa Havilah: At Campbelltown, context of where we were working was central to developing our program. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:53 GroundswellCTCS

2:52
Groundswell Forum: 
Cultural institutions need to be in a state of constant transformations.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:52 Groundswell Forum

2:52
Groundswell Forum: 
Sorry, brief network blip there.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:52 Groundswell Forum

2:52
Groundswell Forum: 
At Campbelltown, context of where we were working was central to developing our program.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:52 Groundswell Forum

2:50
Groundswell Forum: 
Slide of art by Tuffery of traditional call and response
Friday April 13, 2012 2:50 Groundswell Forum

2:50
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Next speaker: Lisa Havilah, director of @Carriageworks #MAF12 talking about how she programmed when at Campbelltown Arts centre, and here [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:50 GroundswellCTCS

2:49
Groundswell Forum: 
Jonathan: No
Friday April 13, 2012 2:49 Groundswell Forum

2:49
Groundswell Forum: 
Annalouise: Polciy for culturally diverse arts?
Friday April 13, 2012 2:49 Groundswell Forum

2:49
Groundswell Forum: 
we have our own strategies
Friday April 13, 2012 2:49 Groundswell Forum

2:49
Groundswell Forum: 
We don't respond to outside policies
Friday April 13, 2012 2:49 Groundswell Forum

2:48
Groundswell Forum: 
Jonathan: At SOH, our program very diverse
Friday April 13, 2012 2:48 Groundswell Forum

2:48
Groundswell Forum: 
That said, we respond to people who ask us for help
Friday April 13, 2012 2:48 Groundswell Forum

2:48
Groundswell Forum: 
A lot of the multicultural events in our area run quite successfully, as funded by local govt
Friday April 13, 2012 2:48 Groundswell Forum

2:47
Groundswell Forum: 
We are there to support people to do best they can. So if they're already running effectively, they don't require a lot of support from us.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:47 Groundswell Forum

2:47
Groundswell Forum: 
At local level, there are regional multicultural policies
Friday April 13, 2012 2:47 Groundswell Forum

2:47
Groundswell Forum: 
Jane: We respond to local as well as state or federal policies
Friday April 13, 2012 2:47 Groundswell Forum

2:47
Groundswell Forum: 
Question, Annalouise Paul from Groundswell: You have both said you strategies for indigenous programs and for disabilities, is that also because there are policies for both those areas, rather than for multicultural arts?
Friday April 13, 2012 2:47 Groundswell Forum

2:46
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
We operate regionally, but need to be aware of local issues: eg New England winter too cold, no one comes to events in west during harvest, [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:46 GroundswellCTCS

2:45
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
Geography has a major impact on the way communities engage w/ the arts. Diversify methods to reach people across a broad area #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:45 kendallfeaver

2:45
Groundswell Forum: 
Using as many types as networks as possible. Relying on serendipity, people seeking them, seeking out people and generally making sure people know where to go to get the support they need.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:45 Groundswell Forum

2:44
Groundswell Forum: 
Balancing people's everyday challenges and skills
Friday April 13, 2012 2:44 Groundswell Forum

2:43
Groundswell Forum: 
*Help people have a sense of control over their own project
Friday April 13, 2012 2:43 Groundswell Forum

2:43
Groundswell Forum: 
(eg, don't hand out funding, can help people find funds(
Friday April 13, 2012 2:43 Groundswell Forum

2:43
Groundswell Forum: 
* Clear goals and clear explanation of what they can offer
Friday April 13, 2012 2:43 Groundswell Forum

2:42
Groundswell Forum: 
* People feeling comfortable in environment they're working in
Friday April 13, 2012 2:42 Groundswell Forum

2:42
Groundswell Forum: 
Have to build into programs:
Friday April 13, 2012 2:42 Groundswell Forum

2:42
Groundswell Forum: 
Regional, so have to focus on regional diversity, small: Jane is only full time staff member. "1.7" staff in all
Friday April 13, 2012 2:42 Groundswell Forum

2:41
Groundswell Forum: 
"That said, this is our website."
Friday April 13, 2012 2:41 Groundswell Forum

2:40
Groundswell Forum: 
So, internet-only access isn't accessible, for example
Friday April 13, 2012 2:40 Groundswell Forum

2:40
Groundswell Forum: 
Ran an aboriginal arts program in Moree, asked how many had internet access: only 3 put up hands from group
Friday April 13, 2012 2:40 Groundswell Forum

2:40
Groundswell Forum: 
Access to programs is critical: how are people accessing it
Friday April 13, 2012 2:40 Groundswell Forum

2:39
Groundswell Forum: 
People don't tend to want to drive at night
Friday April 13, 2012 2:39 Groundswell Forum

2:39
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
Jane, Regional Arts: The most diverse programs and events are created by individuals and independent groups. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:39 kendallfeaver

2:39
Groundswell Forum: 
No one comes to events in west during harvest
Friday April 13, 2012 2:39 Groundswell Forum

2:39
Groundswell Forum: 
eg too cold for events in New England in winter
Friday April 13, 2012 2:39 Groundswell Forum

2:39
Groundswell Forum: 
Operate regionally, but need to be aware of local issues
Friday April 13, 2012 2:39 Groundswell Forum

2:38
Groundswell Forum: 
Spends a lot of time communicating by phone, email. and a lot of time on road
Friday April 13, 2012 2:38 Groundswell Forum

2:38
Groundswell Forum: 
Climate has a massive influence on the way they program
Friday April 13, 2012 2:38 Groundswell Forum

2:38
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
And a map of their region: http://www.artsnw.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=112 #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:38 GroundswellCTCS

2:38
Groundswell Forum: 
@ArtsNorthWest is at http://www.artsnw.com.au/
Friday April 13, 2012 2:38 Groundswell Forum

2:37
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
@ArtsNorthWest is at http://www.artsnw.com.au/ #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:37 GroundswellCTCS

2:36
Groundswell Forum: 
We have to make very sure everyone has access to our services
Friday April 13, 2012 2:36 Groundswell Forum

2:36
Groundswell Forum: 
They might be looking for funding, or an artist looking for help with a portfolio
Friday April 13, 2012 2:36 Groundswell Forum

2:36
Groundswell Forum: 
Our job is mainly to support those people
Friday April 13, 2012 2:36 Groundswell Forum

2:36
Groundswell Forum: 
The most diverse artforms tend to be supported, generated and run by individuals or small groups across our region
Friday April 13, 2012 2:36 Groundswell Forum

2:35
Groundswell Forum: 
Sudanese communities, harmony day festivals..
Friday April 13, 2012 2:35 Groundswell Forum

2:35
Groundswell Forum: 
but we don't distinguish it from other things we do
Friday April 13, 2012 2:35 Groundswell Forum

2:35
Groundswell Forum: 
Jane: The more I thought about it, the more I realised that we deal with multicultural arts on a daily basis,
Friday April 13, 2012 2:35 Groundswell Forum

2:34
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Now speaking: Jane Kreis, regional development officer from arts northwest [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:34 GroundswellCTCS

2:34
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Opera House wants white audiences seeing indigenous work, more jobs for indigenous artists, but also want to develop indigenous audiences. [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:34 GroundswellCTCS

2:34
Groundswell Forum: 
Next speaker, Jane Kreis, regional development officer from arts northwest
Friday April 13, 2012 2:34 Groundswell Forum

2:33
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
Jonathan Bielski (SOH): Currently trying to engage with disability sector eg. Shows with less noise for ppl with autism. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:33 kendallfeaver

2:33
Groundswell Forum: 
Because of its mandates and companies it supports.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:33 Groundswell Forum

2:33
Groundswell Forum: 
And there's something inherently inefficient about an institution like the SOH
Friday April 13, 2012 2:33 Groundswell Forum

2:32
Groundswell Forum: 
But it wouldn't be the program they want if it is
Friday April 13, 2012 2:32 Groundswell Forum

2:32
Groundswell Forum: 
No.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:32 Groundswell Forum

2:32
Groundswell Forum: 
Are the programs profit making?
Friday April 13, 2012 2:32 Groundswell Forum

2:32
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
@rosecoloma Thanks! Livliest quote from my group: "Culture is a full-contact sport." [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:32 GroundswellCTCS

2:31
Groundswell Forum: 
Short answer: More white audiences seeing indigenous work, more jobs for indigenous artists, but also want to develop indigenous audiences.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:31 Groundswell Forum

2:31
Groundswell Forum: 
Brief to revitalise message sticks, and run indigenous programming throughout the SOH program
Friday April 13, 2012 2:31 Groundswell Forum

2:30
Groundswell Forum: 
Invited Rhoda Roberts back as head of indigenous programming.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:30 Groundswell Forum

2:30
Groundswell Forum: 
This is ridiculous, SOH decided.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:30 Groundswell Forum

2:30
Groundswell Forum: 
Theree hadn't been a black person deciding things at SOH
Friday April 13, 2012 2:30 Groundswell Forum

2:30
Groundswell Forum: 
Outside of festival, had been engaging with independent indigenous performing groups
Friday April 13, 2012 2:30 Groundswell Forum

2:29
Groundswell Forum: 
But balance of activity had been coming and going
Friday April 13, 2012 2:29 Groundswell Forum

2:29
Groundswell Forum: 
Only consistant element has been Blackfella Film's film festival
Friday April 13, 2012 2:29 Groundswell Forum

2:29
Groundswell Forum: 
SOH is very significant, culturally. Have had Message Sticks festival curated by Rhoda Roberts to begin with
Friday April 13, 2012 2:29 Groundswell Forum

2:29
Groundswell Forum: 
q: Indigenous program: Strategy to engage more with indigenous audiences?
Friday April 13, 2012 2:29 Groundswell Forum

2:28
Groundswell Forum: 
A question from the floor. Steve Helper, independent theatre producer
Friday April 13, 2012 2:28 Groundswell Forum

2:28
Groundswell Forum: 
So, SOH does have deliberate policy there
Friday April 13, 2012 2:28 Groundswell Forum

2:28
Groundswell Forum: 
Can create an environment where noise and distraction not necessarily an issue, for example
Friday April 13, 2012 2:28 Groundswell Forum

2:27
Groundswell Forum: 
(Says SOH is far from only org. engaging with this sector)
Friday April 13, 2012 2:27 Groundswell Forum

2:27
Groundswell Forum: 
for example
Friday April 13, 2012 2:27 Groundswell Forum

2:27
Groundswell Forum: 
special performances for kids with autism
Friday April 13, 2012 2:27 Groundswell Forum

2:27
Groundswell Forum: 
SOH has been engaging with the disability sector
Friday April 13, 2012 2:27 Groundswell Forum

2:27
Groundswell Forum: 
Some plans for audience diversification:
Friday April 13, 2012 2:27 Groundswell Forum

2:27
Groundswell Forum: 
Byproduct of their programming is that they get diverse audiences, but Jonathan would be "first to admit" it's not a deliberate policy.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:27 Groundswell Forum

2:25
Groundswell Forum: 
A lot of communities come to see cultural heroes in Aus, but the subsidy and the audience remained fragmented. Hard to bring back same audience.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:25 Groundswell Forum

2:25
Groundswell Forum: 
If you want to engage with a particular community, you have to do it on their terms.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:25 Groundswell Forum

2:25
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Jonathan Bielski, Opera House: If you want to engage with a particular community, you have to do it on their terms. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:25 GroundswellCTCS

2:24
Groundswell Forum: 
Eg, Sydney Symphony Orchestra has engaged deliberately with the Chinese community.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:24 Groundswell Forum

2:24
Groundswell Forum: 
Companies that live at the Opera House do know their audience better than that.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:24 Groundswell Forum

2:23
Groundswell Forum: 
Don't have a lot of data on audience's backgrounds: anecdotal only.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:23 Groundswell Forum

2:23
Groundswell Forum: 
Jonathan is interim CEO of the Opera House
Friday April 13, 2012 2:23 Groundswell Forum

2:23
Groundswell Forum: 
Will explain later why SOH doesn't engage with groups in long term basis
Friday April 13, 2012 2:23 Groundswell Forum

2:22
Groundswell Forum: 
All unassisted - commercial community events.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:22 Groundswell Forum

2:22
Groundswell Forum: 
A lot of events in sections of Chinese community
Friday April 13, 2012 2:22 Groundswell Forum

2:22
Groundswell Forum: 
Greek national day in forecourt usually. (Being refurbished right now.)
Friday April 13, 2012 2:22 Groundswell Forum

2:22
Groundswell Forum: 
A lot of groups, nationalities, religions hold national days at Opera House.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:22 Groundswell Forum

2:21
Groundswell Forum: 
Very few people come along on a regular basis.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:21 Groundswell Forum

2:21
Groundswell Forum: 
So there's not really one "Opera House audience" to go to.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:21 Groundswell Forum

2:21
Groundswell Forum: 
Diversity of Opera House program means content dictates the audience.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:21 Groundswell Forum

2:20
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
That new address again: http://groundswellctcs.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/groundswell-liveblog.html We will still check in here and follow our mentions.. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:20 GroundswellCTCS

2:20
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
As we were capped for too many tweets in the morning. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:20 GroundswellCTCS

2:20
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
HI. Welcome back from lunch. We've moved our live feed across to a live blog http://groundswellctcs.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/groundswell-liveblog.html [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:20 GroundswellCTCS

2:19
Groundswell Forum: 
>800 events are year, >900 performances
Friday April 13, 2012 2:19 Groundswell Forum

2:18
Groundswell Forum: 
First speaker.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:18 Groundswell Forum

2:18
Groundswell Forum: 
Jonathan Bielski from the Operahouse.
Friday April 13, 2012 2:18 Groundswell Forum

2:18
Twitter
community_music: 
Some good discussions here at Multicultural Arts Forum. Interestingly the term "multicultural" has been challenged a number of times #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:18 community_music

2:17
Groundswell Forum: 
And we're back, with our second panel session. #MAF12
Friday April 13, 2012 2:17 Groundswell Forum

2:12
Twitter
lianerossler: 
Follow the @GroundswellCTCS Multicultural Arts Forum 2012 live twitter feed via #MAF12 on now at @Carriageworks [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:12 lianerossler

2:12
Twitter
lianerossler: 
Follow Athe @GroundswellCTCS Multicultural Arts Forum 2012 live twitter feed via #MAF12 on now at @Carriageworks http://t.co/ovAAR3p [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:12 lianerossler

2:10
Twitter
nimackie: 
RT @Carriageworks: Follow Groundswell Multicultural Arts Forum 2012 live twitter feed via #MAF12 on now @Carriageworks http://bit.ly/H70wkb [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:10 nimackie

2:07
Twitter
Carriageworks: 
2pm session: Follow @GroundswellCTCS Multicultural Arts Forum 2012 live twitter feed via #MAF12 on now @Carriageworks http://t.co/ovAAR3p [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 2:07 Carriageworks

1:51
Twitter
BlackvineMedia: 
RT @interarts: RT @Carriageworks: Follow @GroundswellCTCS Multicultural Arts Forum 2012 live twitter feed via #MAF12 on now http://t.co/ ... [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 1:51 BlackvineMedia

1:39
Twitter
rosecoloma: 
Eg. meat pie lunch with ginataan dessert. Or adobo dinner with pavlova dessert?! Jokes, but I do like the "inter-culture" term #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 1:39 rosecoloma

1:35
Twitter
rosecoloma: 
I liked the "MC is dead, how about 'inter-culture'" one. Sounds like the way I eat haha! ;) RT @GroundswellCTCS: #MAF12 http://twitter.com/GroundswellCTCS/status/190639899999879168/photo/1 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 1:35 rosecoloma

1:17
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Some ideas, & votes on ideas, brought up in first discussion. Red urgent. Blue important. 2 of 7 sheets voted on #MAF12 http://t.co/q9FU5oyE [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 1:17 GroundswellCTCS

1:15
Twitter
interarts: 
RT @Carriageworks: Follow @GroundswellCTCS Multicultural Arts Forum 2012 live twitter feed via #MAF12 on now http://bit.ly/H70wkb [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 1:15 interarts

12:56
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Apologies for twitter silence: it was enforced. Follow us from 2pm at http://groundswellctcs.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/groundswell-liveblog.html #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 12:56 GroundswellCTCS

12:55
Twitter
GroundswellCTCS: 
Hi, we've had technical issues. (We hit our Twitter rate limit.) We've moved to a love blog: http://groundswellctcs.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/groundswell-liveblog.html #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 12:55 GroundswellCTCS

12:48
Twitter
Carriageworks: 
Follow Groundswell Multicultural Arts Forum 2012 live twitter feed via #MAF12 on now @Carriageworks http://bit.ly/H70wkb [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 12:48 Carriageworks

12:15
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
Quotas will create positive change. H/e no evidence quotas ever changed audience diversity. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 12:15 kendallfeaver

12:11
[Standby]  We'll be back here at 2pm.

12:11
Groundswell Forum: 
Thanks for following along!
Friday April 13, 2012 12:11 Groundswell Forum

12:11
Groundswell Forum: 
Apologies for the breaks in transmission this morning, and afternoon.
Friday April 13, 2012 12:11 Groundswell Forum

12:10
Groundswell Forum: 
And we'll see you soon!
Friday April 13, 2012 12:10 Groundswell Forum

12:10
Groundswell Forum: 
Vic Keighery is just introducing the discussion format.
Friday April 13, 2012 12:10 Groundswell Forum

12:10
Groundswell Forum: 
We will be back, live-blogging at 2pm. (Or so, lunch allowing.)
Friday April 13, 2012 12:10 Groundswell Forum

12:09
Groundswell Forum: 
These won't be live blogged, as my typing digits will be doing some paper transcription.
Friday April 13, 2012 12:09 Groundswell Forum

12:09
Groundswell Forum: 
So this panel is drawing to a close, next up are discussion sessions
Friday April 13, 2012 12:09 Groundswell Forum

12:08
Twitter
Groundswlltweet: 
(We're still reading the twitter feed.) #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 12:08 Groundswlltweet

12:08
Twitter
Groundswlltweet: 
Hi, just a reminder: we've had technical issues on our main twitter account and have switched to a live blog http://groundswellctcs.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/groundswell-liveblog.html #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 12:08 Groundswlltweet

12:07
Groundswell Forum: 
Orchestras are a multicultural success story. Especially from Asian backgrounds.
Friday April 13, 2012 12:07 Groundswell Forum

12:07
Groundswell Forum: 
There are non-white middle classes.
Friday April 13, 2012 12:07 Groundswell Forum

12:07
Groundswell Forum: 
Justin: I don't think we help ourselves by assuming things. Not everybody of diverse background is poor.
Friday April 13, 2012 12:07 Groundswell Forum

12:06
Groundswell Forum: 
If you're indigenous, black, you had to be contraversial to get in the paper. You couldn't just be a great dance company.
Friday April 13, 2012 12:06 Groundswell Forum

12:06
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
Audience comment: Do we get knocked back because the people who administer funding can't understand we're talking about? #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 12:06 kendallfeaver

12:06
Groundswell Forum: 
But then there's also the problem, we had in early Bangarra days with a top-flight marketer. She had the hardest time, "because what we were doing was not controversial."
Friday April 13, 2012 12:06 Groundswell Forum

12:05
Groundswell Forum: 
Carole: The majority of our audience couldn't afford to see us. That whole money mix is crucial. And in terms of marketing a dance company.
Friday April 13, 2012 12:05 Groundswell Forum

12:05
Twitter
alexmasso: 
#MAF12 problem isn't 'forced collaborations', but need recognition of the inherent value of classical/traditional (non-western) traditions [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 12:05 alexmasso

12:03
Groundswell Forum: 
Peter: I like the idea of quotas, as in northern European countries. Has lead to huge changes there.
Friday April 13, 2012 12:03 Groundswell Forum

12:03
Groundswell Forum: 
Elizabeth Bannen, question: Justin talked about need to change governance landscape [in arts]. Writing from a multicultural perspective, people administering money have no idea what you're talking about. That's ok, they haven't been there. But we get knocked back because they don't understand what we're talking about.
Friday April 13, 2012 12:03 Groundswell Forum

12:02
Groundswell Forum: 
A question from the floor: Funding and money are key. To meet a more diverse audience, have to make it more diversely accessible financially. We are trapped in this 'western' model of "middle class arts to the max" by the funding. Comments?
Friday April 13, 2012 12:02 Groundswell Forum

12:01
Groundswell Forum: 
Now that we're finally here, we're almost at the end of the session.
Friday April 13, 2012 12:01 Groundswell Forum

12:00
Groundswell Forum: 
Hi, welcome to the liveblog.
Friday April 13, 2012 12:00 Groundswell Forum

12:00
Twitter
Groundswlltweet: 
Hopefully regular transmission can now resume. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 12:00 Groundswlltweet

12:00
Twitter
Groundswlltweet: 
Hi again. Hopefully our last, more sustainable, switch will be to this liveblog on our website: http://groundswellctcs.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/groundswell-liveblog.html #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 12:00 Groundswlltweet

11:58
Twitter
Mitch_Grace: 
So great to hear a shout re Dereb the Ambassador Ethiopia tour on first panel @ #MAF12 thanks @dfat & @multiartsvic for supporting us! [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 11:58 Mitch_Grace

11:56
Twitter
Groundswlltweet: 
Question form Brant, studying at MacQ Uni: Problem with forced collaborations? #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 11:56 Groundswlltweet

11:55
Twitter
Groundswlltweet: 
Peter: Words we use very important. Label of multicultural artist not helpful. Put everyone in same box. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 11:55 Groundswlltweet

11:55
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
Stop the 'lonely planet' approach to programming. This is different, it may be challenging but embrace it! #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 11:55 kendallfeaver

11:53
Twitter
ToughAct: 
RT @GroundswellCTCS2012Peter is a hard act to follow. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 11:53 ToughAct

11:53
Twitter
kendallfeaver: 
We need to find new audiences, not just perform to the converted. We have increased audience size, but not changed nature of it. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 11:53 kendallfeaver

11:52
Twitter
Groundswlltweet: 
Justin: A lot of marketing markets sameness, not quality of program. We grew audience but not changed its nature: white, middle class #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 11:52 Groundswlltweet

11:49
Twitter
Groundswlltweet: 
First question from 'the other' Lisa Anderson: How do we market the difference? #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 11:49 Groundswlltweet

11:48
Twitter
Groundswlltweet: 
Tanya at end, large public body seeing diversity as front and centre. Question: Leadership critically important & training. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 11:48 Groundswlltweet

11:47
Twitter
Groundswlltweet: 
Now: panel discussion. Chair, Lisa summary: At community events multicultural arts mainstreamed, not in arts institutions. #MAF12 [via Twitter]
Friday April 13, 2012 11:47 Groundswlltweet

 
 

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