In conversation with the Australia Council

In conversation with the Australia Council - Session 3

Topic: The role of creativity in recovery and rebuilding

Date: Monday 14 December 2020

Time: 8pm AEDT

Guest panelists: 

Shane Fitzsimmons, AFSM, Commissioner of Resilience NSWShane Fitzsimmons was appointed as the inaugural Commissioner for Resilience NSW and Deputy Secretary, Emergency Management with the Department of Premier and Cabinet from 1 May 2020. He is currently the chair of the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC), the State Recovery Committee (SRC) and the National Emergency Medical Committee (NEMC). 

Lydia Miller, Executive Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Australia Council for the Arts: Lydia joined the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board with more than twenty years’ experience as a performer, artistic director, producer, administrator and advocate. She has extensive experience in the arts, health, justice and community sectors and was previously Executive Officer, NSW Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council. Lydia Miller is a Kuku Yalanji woman. 

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About this episode

As the impact of 2020 continues - Australia’s bushfire crisis, floods and then a pandemic, arts and creativity have been crucial to the recovery of our communities. Long after the crises pass, artists and their creativity will remain on country, in community, helping us to make sense of the loss, to reconnect and to recover, as local artists have done so many times before. Join Shane Fitzsimmons and Lydia Miller to examine how in our rebuilding, recovery and resilience creativity can connect us and help us ensure our nation’s future success. 

About the series

Discussing the importance and impact of good public policy to ensure a healthy Australia following the recent year of devastation, join subject matter experts to explore the economic, social and cultural value of creativity for all Australians.

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