Tony Grybowski was appointed the CEO of the Australia Council for the Arts in 2013. Tony’s twenty-five year career in the arts has included leaderships roles with a broad range of arts organisations, as well as arts policy work in state and federal government bodies.
2016 Youth Arts Summit
Registration closes on Friday 1 July at 5pm AEST. Please note that this is an invitation only event.
The Youth Arts Summit brings together artists and arts workers who engage children and young people to make art. These practitioners work across the country using a range of arts and cultural practices to best support the stories and ideas of young Australians.
This three-day residential Summit on Milson Island, Hawkesbury River on 29-31 July 2016 will provide practitioners with the opportunity to explore a range of topics that are important to them. Using a combination of formal and informal programming, the attendees set their own agenda. There will be space for peer support, learning, workshops, exchange, open space sessions, guest speakers, networking and reflection. Most importantly, the Summit will harness the skills within the sector to identify practical solutions for sustainability and innovation.
The Youth Arts Summit will provoke wide and diverse discussion and interpretation around youth arts and what the sector can achieve.
The Diversity of Youth Arts
“The most incredible thing about our part of the arts sector is our diversity. We work with pregnant people, babies, infants, toddlers, teenagers, young people and young adults. We work with parents, carers, teachers, youth workers, midwives and nurses. If your work is about engaging people aged 0 to 30 in arts and cultural participation then we want you to feel welcomed at this Summit. There are very few opportunities for us to get together and talk about our ideas, our issues and how we want our practice to develop.”
Lenine Bourke, Summit Facilitator
A pioneer of the youth sector in Australia, Jan has dedicated most of her working life to social change and encouraging young people to give back and invest their talents in their communities and things they are passionate about. Jan Owen AM is the CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians.
Dr Chelsea Bond is an Aboriginal (Munanjahli) and South Sea Islander Australian and a Senior Lecturer with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland.