First Nations' Roundtables

First Nations' Roundtable - week 8

Roundtable topic: Artists Panel

Date: Friday, 8 May 2020

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm (Sydney time)

Join Chair of the First Nations Arts Strategy Panel, Wesley Enoch and Deputy Chair of The Australia Council for the Arts, Lee-Ann Buckskin for this roundtable forum in an ongoing series of updates and discussions.

Guest panellists:

TBC

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Watch previous webinars in the First Nations' Roundtable series

Webinar 7 recorded: 1 May 2020

Hosts

  • Lee-Ann Buckskin​: Deputy Chair, Australia Council for the Arts
  • Wesley Enoch: Chair of the First Nations Arts Strategy Panel

Guest Speakers

  • Wukun Wanambi: Mulka Project Cultural Director
  • Sinsa Mansell: Dancer and Cultural Practitioner
  • John Harvey: Creative Director, Brown Cabs (Producer Director & Writer)

Webinar 6 recorded: 24 April 2020

Hosts

  • Lee-Ann Buckskin​: Deputy Chair, Australia Council for the Arts
  • Wesley Enoch: Chair of the First Nations Arts Strategy Panel

Guest Speakers


Webinar 5 recorded: 17 April 2020

Hosts

  • Lee-Ann Buckskin​: Deputy Chair, Australia Council for the Arts
  • Jason Eades: Chief Executive Officer at Welcome to Country Limited

Guest speakers:

  • Diat Alferink: TSI arts worker and radio station manager 
  • Jared Thomas: SA writer, arts worker and FN strategy panel member 


Webinar 4 recorded: 9 April 2020

Hosts

  • Lee-Ann Buckskin​: Deputy Chair, Australia Council for the Arts
  • Jason Eades: Chief Executive Officer at Welcome to Country Limited

Guest speakers


Webinar 3 recorded: 3 April 2020

Hosts

  • Wesley Enoch: Chair of the First Nations Arts Strategy Panel
  • Lee-Ann Buckskin​: Deputy Chair, Australia Council for the Arts
  • Lydia Miller: Executive Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

Guest speakers

  • Joshua Pether: Performance artist and Pharmacist​​
  • Wayne Barker: Coordinator Festival and Events, KALACC 
  • Professor Kerry Arabena: Managing Director, Karabena Consulting
  • Andrew Donovan: Director Business Systems Transformation, Australia Council for the Arts 

Webinar 2 recorded: 27 March 2020

Hosts

  • Wesley Enoch: Chair of the First Nations Arts Strategy Panel
  • Lydia Miller: Executive Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

Guest speakers

  • Ali Murphy-Oates: Managing Director, Moogahlin Performing Arts
  • Travis de Vries: Artist, Writer, Producer and Podcaster, Awesome Black.
  • Philip Watkins: Chief Executive Officer, Desart.
  • Ben Graetz: Independent Creative Director, Co-Director Party Passport, CEO, BRG Productions.

Webinar 1 recorded: 20 March 2020

Hosts: 

  • Wesley Enoch: Chair of the First Nations Arts Strategy Panel
  • Lydia Miller: Executive Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

About the series

The Australia Council for the Arts will be hosting a series of First Nations' Roundtables for arts and creative independents, and organisations, to discuss the current situation that affects us all in relation to COVID-19.

We appreciate that you are all managing challenging circumstances and that people want to have a First Nations perspective on these rapidly changing times.

A weekly Roundtable will enable people to connect, share and put forward ideas on how we navigate this period of the COVID-19 challenge.


Impacts of COVID-19 on First Nations arts and culture

This paper outlines the immediate and longer term needs, concerns and potentially catastrophic impacts for First Nations arts and culture in light of COVID-19. This includes potential for the most significant loss of arts, culture and language since the arrival of the First Fleet. Drawing on research and sector intelligence, the paper highlights opportunities for First Nations arts specific support and cross-portfolio advocacy and engagement.

Download the paper


Contact us

Please contact Michael Hutchings directly if you require further information.

Phone: Michael Hutchings, Project Manager First Nations 0490 299 493
Email: FirstNationsArts@australiacouncil.gov.au


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