Developing Local Arts and Creative Enterprises: What Works? - MusicNSW

Following the recent start-up of a number of local arts enterprise development and ‘Renew’ initiatives, this public forum will share information on what’s working for place-based approaches to creative enterprise development in Australia, the UK and elsewhere. The discussion will consider formulas for successful cultural and community entrepreneurship and how policy-making, planning, and resourcing should underpin development.

Introduced by Mary Darwell (Executive Director, Arts NSW) with guest panellists Professor Kate Oakley (City University and the University of the Arts, London), Professor Justin O’Connor (Queensland University of Technology) and chair Lisa Andersen (University of Technology, Sydney).

Tuesday, 24 August, 5.30pm to 6.45pm, followed by drinks
The Bon Marche Studio, Level 1, UTS Bon Marche Building (Building 3), Cnr Harris Street and Broadway, Ultimo
by 20 August to Catherine Baird, All welcome

Short Biographies:

Kate Oakley (panellist) is Professor at both City University and the University of the Arts, London, and a leading international analyst of creative enterprises, cultural policy and regional development. Kate was a key figure in the development of the Creative London strategy – where she specifically examined what was working in enterprise- hub development – and her current research focus is on how creative businesses are linking up with publicly-funded programs to re-orient city and town centres around consumption and the leisure and cultural industries.

Justin O’Connor (panellist) is Professor in the Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology. Justin’s previous role as Chair of Creative Industries at the University of Leeds led to the establishment of the UK’s first dedicated local economic development agency for creative industries, Manchester’s Creative Industries Development Service, and he also led the design of a creative industries strategy for the Russian city of St Petersburg. His main areas of interests are contemporary urban cultures, cultural and creative industries, cultural policy and urban regeneration.

Lisa Andersen (Chair) is Manager of the recently launched Empty Spaces Project, Senior Researcher with the CAMRA cultural mapping Research Project and Community Engagement Coordinator with Shopfront Community Program at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Getting There:
The Bon Marche studio is located near the corner of Harris St and Broadway, on the first level of the University of Technology, Bon Marche Building.