Music & Performance Focus Group (Evening Session)

Mon 17 September 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE!
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Music & Performance Focus Group (Evening Session) - Ngara Function Room, Level 3, Petersham Service Centre - Petersham - NSW
Invitation to participate: Cultural Infrastructure discussion paper

INTRODUCTIONInner West Council has commissioned a Discussion Paper to explore the value of the creative sector to the economy in the Inner West, to explore potential actions to protect venues and making spaces, and to ensure local creative industries can flourish. The Inner West is home to a rich mix of production spaces, live music venues and artists studios that contribute greatly to cultural vibrancy and local employment.

PURPOSEThe paper will reflect engagement with artists, makers and performers, entrepreneurs who run creative spaces and venues, international thinkers and experts, academic with deep engagement with production and creative industries, property owners and developers and other stakeholders. It will synthesise the engagement results, research and international approaches and will propose actions to ensure long term, sustainable support for local creativity and culture.

AIMSThe aims of the project are:

To engage cultural producers and creative stakeholders in conversations around priorities for creative spaces and venues

To explore research to inform options for actions and policies to support cultural production and creative industries in the Inner West

To understand the context of creative spaces and venues in the Inner West

To articulate highly informed views and to advocate widely on the value of investing in creativity and culture.

Left Bank Co. and JOC Consulting are assisting Council with this project.

OUTCOMESThe outcome of this process is the Inner West Council Cultural Infrastructure Discussion Paper, a structured platform on which to have a productive conversation with the community about the value of the local creative economy and the tangible steps Council can take to preserve and grow this unique feature of the community. This is due for release in October 2018.
Mon 17 September 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Ngara Function Room, Level 3, Petersham Service Centre
12-14 Fisher Street,
2049, Australia