"If we can't communicate why what we do is important, how can we expect to be anything other than marginal?"
Leigh Tabrett [Author: It's Culture Stupid! Reflections of an arts bureaucrat]
What is the real value of what we in the arts do?
Over four days in the wintery crispness of Hobart, the 28th annual APACA performing arts conference will connect with the Australia Council’s Marketing Summit to deliver real food for thought … a rich banquet of arts ideas and practices from around the corner and around the globe.
Explore the fascinating Museum of Old and New Art [MONA] with a warm welcome reception that will explode your senses.
From the conference’s harbour-front location in Hobart’s Constitution Docks, with the backdrop of snow capped Mt Wellington, unearth the value of arts and culture and learn how to tell the stories that convince people of that value.
And maybe stay a little longer as a VIP guest for the Festival of Voices opening night.
All-natural speakers. Apertizing art. Free range networking.
It’s time to harvest the rewards of the seeds you’ve sown.
See you in Tassie.
Rick Heath - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
PS Don’t forget as an APACA member you receive a $140 discount on registration.
Put these dates in your diary now
Harvest: Fresh ideas for Performing Arts: 28th APACA Conference 1-3 July, 2014
Australia Council Marketing Summit: June 29-July 1, 2014
Festival of Voices: July 4-13, 2014
Registrations open early 2014.
For further information please email APACA.
APACA gratefully acknowledges the support of our Principal Partner:
APACA also acknowledges support from our 2103 conference sponsor:
APACA also acknowledges the support of 2013 conference exhibitors:
Jonathan Holloway – Young[ish], energetic, festival-transforming and described as an ideas-emitting forcefield, Jonathan’s ability to craft stories that excite people about what we do is in his DNA. Jonathan first two years at the artistic helm of the Perth International Arts Festival delivered on a promise to be explosions of energy, filling venues from concert halls to disused buildings and parks.
Joel Tan - Looking for inspiration? ... Look no further. Innovative, motivating, and simply a delightful human being, Joel is one of those five people you’d want to have at that dinner party where you could invite whoever you like. Director of Community Engagement at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, he has stories to tell that will make you rethink how you connect with community.
Leigh Tabrett and Jacqui Allen – This formidable team, Jacqui, a former tour coordinator and now Deputy Director with Tasmania’s Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts and Leigh, former director of Arts Queensland and author of It’s culture Stupid! Reflections of an arts bureaucrat, will share their understanding of the government environment in which we all work and why that understanding is critical to success.
David Fishel – What are the magic ingredients of successful arts centres? And how do they create value? Based on his vast experience and research both in Australian and internationally, David, Co-founder of Positive Solutions, will describe the key management models and attributes of arts centres that are cooking with gas.