Co-Creative Communities: Forum and Lab

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Storytelling Futures for Community Arts and Media

Co-Creative Communities brings together storytellers, broadcasters, filmmakers, artists, activists, cultural workers and researchers to discuss the challenges and opportunities that digital convergence and participatory media present for communities. 

Download the program for full event details. 

Thursday 8 November - Friday 9 November 2012
Thursday Sessions (Forum) > Full $25 Concession/ACMI Member $20
Friday Sessions (Lab) > Free, participation via application. Details below.

Thursday 8 November, 8.30am- 5pm

Broadcast Yourself?

Find out how public and community media innovators are responding to the challenges, changes and potential of participatory media. Speakers include Sue Schardt (Association of Independents in Radio, USA) Cath Dwyer (ABC Open), Jodie Bell (Goolarri Media Enterprises), Kath Letch (Community Broadcasting Association of Australia) and Indu Balachandran (Information & Cultural Exchange).

Impact Effects Evaluation
Leading researchers, practitioners and activists discuss the different models and best practice principles for working with communities to help tell their stories and create positive change. Speakers include Sam Gregory (WITNESS, USA), Mimi Pickering (Appalshop, USA), Andrew Lowenthal (EngageMedia), Dr. Lachlan MacDowall (University of Melbourne) and Change Media.

Platforms and Publics
Explore how arts and media organisations are connecting with communities across new platforms and how they might harness the power of next generation broadband. Speakers include Feral Arts, Assoc Prof. Jean Burgess (Queensland University of Technology), Colin Griffith (Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation) and Helen Simondson (ACMI).

Storytelling Futures
We consider the enduring appeal of storytelling, the importance of community-based storytelling and the role of the storyteller and storytelling institutions in a changing media landscape. Speakers include Prof. John Hartley (Curtin University), Scott Rankin (Big hART), Jesse Cox (All The Best, FBi) and Elias Nohra (CuriousWorks).

Friday 9 November, 10am- 2pm

Co-Creative Media Exchange
A half-day lab for selected participants to workshop new projects, participate in peer-to-peer mentoring, make new connections across community arts, and receive feedback, advice and support from our national and international speakers.

Participation via application. For more information or to register your interest in the lab, email Applications close Thu 11 Oct.


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