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Creative Connections - Session 38

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Topic: Embedding Art in Research

Date: 7 August 2020

Time: 3pm

Location of guest panelist: Lena Nahlous - Darug

Location of host: Frances Robinson - Eora, Gadigal, (Sydney)

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Guest panelist:

Lena Nahlous, Executive Director of Diversity Arts Australia: Lena Nahlous is an experienced CEO, producer, curator and artistic director, with over 20 years in arts, cultural and media organisations. She is currently the Executive Director of Diversity Arts Australia and host of The Colour Cycle podcast.

Rani Pramesti, Co-Facilitator of the Creatives of Colour projectRani Pramesti is a proud Peranakan-Tionghoa-Javanese person with roots in Indonesia, Kulin Country (Melbourne) and Ohlone Country (San Francisco). Like many in the arts, Rani wears many hats: as an intercultural producer, an independent storyteller and public speaker, as well as an advocate for cultural equity.

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About this episode

Join Lena Nahlous, Executive Director of Diversity Arts Australia and Rani Pramesti, Co-Facilitator of the Creatives of Colour project as they share fresh approaches and case studies.

We know that research has an important role to play in helping us argue our case and advocate, but how can we centralise artists and creativity in the approaches that we take? How can research be embedded into creative processes, and how can artists be embedded into research processes? And how can research be presented in accessible and engaging ways for diverse audiences?

About the series

Creative Connections is an online webinar series for the cultural and arts sectors and will offer practical, accessible and useful content delivered by industry experts on key topics and emerging themes.

The series is focused around the theme of adaptation, and sessions will explore digital adaptation, leadership adaptation and arts practice adaptation. Sessions will be facilitated by experts in specific topic areas, with over thirty sessions available.

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