Putting Indigenous music and dance on the map in Western Sydney - MusicNSW

Blacktown City Council is leading the way in putting Western Sydney’s Indigenous music and dance industry on the map, holding an Indigenous music and dance forum next Tuesday.

Blacktown City has one of the largest urban Aboriginal populations in Australia, positioning it well to facilitate Indigenous arts development in the region.

The Council on Tuesday, May 18 between 10.30am – 2.30pm, will host Western Sydney Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music and Dance Forum; a timely initiative, tapping the huge potential of the region’s vibrant and innovative dance and music community.

Held at the Blacktown Arts Centre, the forum will see artists, service providers, organisations and educators get together to talk about the industry’s growth and development, whilst developing a list of short and long term strategies.

Industry representatives on the day will include:

  • Peter White from Arts NSW who will speak about the recent Western Sydney Aboriginal Arts Strategy
  • Jodie Treweek – Manager of Young, Black & Deadly from Gadigal Information Service
  • Eliza Sarlos – Music NSW’s Creative Director
  • Frank Trotman – Golden Project Manager of Whichway, Music NSW’s Indigenous Music Development Program
  • Sue Gosson – National Development Officer for NAISDA Dance College
  • Ms Craigie – Forum Facilitator and Cultural Consultant and playwright

Bookings are essential, to reserve your place contact the Arts Centre on 9839 6307.

Held at the Blacktown Arts Centre next Tuesday, May 18, 10.30am – 2.30pm
Get more information here.