Community & Collaborative Arts Panel
Have a creative project that needs funding? Join us for this Community & Collaborative Arts Panel night led by industry professionals who are predominantly involved in funding art projects. The intention is to facilitate a talk about the various opportunities available and to create a platform for ideas sharing and networking.
Date: Wed 24 July 2013
Time: 6pm to 7:30pm
Venue: Festival Hub, Gertrude’s Brown Couch
Price: FREE (Booking required)
Bookings: Book Now
Charlotte Hilder – Community Arts Producer/ Gertrude Association
Charlotte started her arts career in film, working on productions such as Spike Jonez feature film ‘Where The Wild Things Are’. In 2003 after working with disadvantaged youth in inner-city Melbourne on a participatory arts project Charlotte changed her career path, and has been producing youth and community arts initiatives, for various government and community organizations. Charlotte has qualifications in Fine Arts, Multimedia Design and Community Cultural Development. She is passionate about cross-cultural and cross-platform artistic initiatives, and mentors young and emerging artists from diverse backgrounds.
Dean Linguey – Arts Victoria
Dean Linguey has co-managed the Arts Development funding program at Arts Victoria since 2011 and more recently the Victorian Public Sculpture Fund and the new VicArts Grants. Prior to this he was an arts practitioner and organiser, participating in and organising exhibitions and performances in Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. He has had both successful and unsuccessful Arts Victoria and Asialink grants giving him some indication of life on the “other” side of the funding equation.
Siu Chan – Coordinator, Arts and Cultural Services, City of Yarra
Siu Chan is the Coordinator of Arts Culture and Venues at the City of Yarra, the portfolio includes Council’s arts and Culture Program as well as the management of the Venues and Events program which manages bookings of 3 civic buildings, 7 community spaces and 29 open spaces. Recently City of Yarra has implemented a number of initiatives to support the creative sector in Yarra, including: two new 3 year funding programs call Creative Yarra and Celebrate Yarra; the commissioning of a new live music festival called Leaps and Bounds; the redevelopment of infrastructure for the arts such as the Richmond Theatrette and a funding program dedicated to creating works in that space; and to be a leader in recognising the importance of arts infrastructure such as studio spaces through the creation of a Charitable Fund to specifically fund the maintenance of these spaces in Yarra.
Chris Parkinson – Yarra Youth Centre
Chris Parkinson is a photographer and visual artist interested in spatial theory and the marks we make and leave behind. His 2010 book, Peace of Wall: Street Art from East Timor, published by Affirm Press, is described as a ʻbook of evocative photojournalism capturing an important moment in East Timorʼs history through its walls.ʼ His photography has been exhibited in Australia and internationally and incorporates abstract, documentation and portraiture based works.
He teaches Community Media at the University of Melbourneʼs Victorian College of Arts where he is also undertaking his Masters of Fine Arts (CCD), looking at the spaces and contexts of street and public art (including graffiti, public slogans and murals and other informal installations in public space) in response to large-scale conflict such as war, civil unrest or social revolution.
Lynda Roberts – Situate Provocateur
Lynda Roberts is a socially engaged arts and design practitioner, interested in the creation of community spaces, cultural events and art installations within the public realm. Drawing on a background of architecture, festival production and community radio, Lyndaʼs practice strives to build upon the potential of a projectʼs existing conditions with an emphasis on collaborative processes and temporal outcomes.
Lynda is currently engaged in the delivery of academic subjects and art programs within RMIT University Melbourne, with Public Assembly acting simultaneously as a collaborative arts laboratory with Ceri Hann. For 2013, Public Assembly is working towards the conversion of a Bedford Ice-cream van into a mobile workshop and presentation space.