Arts Front Under 30
In late September our Creative Producer, Cara Matthews, was chosen as one of 100 delegates for the inaugural Arts Front Under 30 Symposium. Artists under the age of 30 from all around Australia, came together in Newcastle to discuss how they want the future of the arts in Australia to look.
The Symposium aimed to be different than any other before it with activities across the three days including placemaking, meditation, arts and crafts, a First Nations led discussion, confessional booths and lots and lots of discussions. Key topics included:
competition vs collaboration;
development of a national arts hub for artists to connect collaborate and share ideas;
development of a volunteer, cross-arts mentorship program;
and how to make the future of the arts as diverse and inclusive as possible.
The connections and friendships forged in those three days will not be forgotten and, along with implementing some of the ideas that came out of the discussions, we are already in talks with some of the delegates to partner on future projects. Watch this space!