Growing a culturally and linguistically diverse Queensland theatre sector
18 Jun 2015 | Thursday 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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.
Arrival and registration
Welcome: Setting the scene
Speaker: Vera Ding
In Conversation: Impact of the Theatre Diversity Initiative on Queensland CALD artists
Artists: Nasim Khosravi, Future Fidel, Ngoc Phan
Panel: Engaging with cultural diversity on Queensland stages
Speakers: reps from Metro Arts, La Boite and Queensland Theatre Company
Presentation: Towards a culturally and linguistically diverse Queensland theatre sector
Speaker: Joon Kwok, current Theatre Diversity Associate
Conclusion: The future of the Theatre Diversity Initiative
Speakers: Susan Richer, Arts Queensland; Jane Eastwood, Australia Council
Featuring: Brandon Lee, contemporary jazz guitarist
BEMAC Mid-year programme launch
This project is supported by Arts Queensland and Australia Council for the Arts.
|Dates:||Thursday 18 June|
|Time:||2:00pm to 5:00pm|
|Tickets:||Free Event. Bookings Required.|
|Address:||Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main St Kangaroo Point 4169|