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Growing a culturally and linguistically diverse Queensland theatre sector

Growing a culturally and linguistically diverse Queensland theatre sector

What is the current state of engagement with cultural and linguistically diverse artists in Queensland theatre?

Recently the Australian theatre sector expressed concern that artists and audiences from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds are under-represented in most aspects of creation and reception. In response, the Australia Council and Arts Queensland introduced a two-year pilot project: the Theatre Diversity Initiative. In an Australian first, a Theatre Diversity Associate was shared between three collaborating theatre organisations, Queensland Theatre Company, La Boite Theatre Company and Metro Arts, to increase engagement with CALD artists across Queensland stages.

Join us for a forum, presented by BEMAC, as we share our approach to growing a culturally and linguistically diverse Queensland theatre sector.

PROGRAM

2.00pm

Arrival and registration

2.30pm

Welcome: Setting the scene

Speaker: Vera Ding

2.35pm

In Conversation: Impact of the Theatre Diversity Initiative on Queensland CALD artists

Artists: Nasim Khosravi, Future Fidel, Ngoc Phan

3.15pm

Panel: Engaging with cultural diversity on Queensland stages

Speakers: reps from Metro Arts, La Boite and Queensland Theatre Company

4.00pm

Afternoon Tea

 4.20pm

Presentation: Towards a culturally and linguistically diverse Queensland theatre sector

Speaker: Joon Kwok, current Theatre Diversity Associate

4.50pm

Conclusion: The future of the Theatre Diversity Initiative

Speakers: Susan Richer, Arts Queensland; Jane Eastwood, Australia Council

5.00pm

Drinks

Featuring: Brandon Lee, contemporary jazz guitarist

6.00pm

BEMAC Mid-year programme launch 

This project is supported by Arts Queensland and Australia Council for the Arts.

Event Snapshot

Dates: Thursday 18 June
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Duration: 3 hrs
Tickets: Free Event. Bookings Required.
Address: Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main St Kangaroo Point 4169
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