14 March Tuesday – Labour for the Arts: “SPECIAL LAUNCH EVENT”

Tues 14 March 2017, 6.30 = 9.00pm


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Join us for this special event to celebrate the launch of Labor for the Arts, a new group for arts, culture and entertainment supporters who want to ensure Labor is the leading party for the arts in Australia.

The group will be formally launched by the Hon. Tony Burke – Shadow Minister for the Arts and Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Australia – followed by a panel with industry leaders discussing cultural diversity in the arts.

  • Vivienne Skinner, Principal, Metropolis (facilitator)
  • Liza-Mare Syron (Co-Artistic Director, Mooghalin Performing Arts)
  • Bali Padda (Chair, MEAA Equity Diversity Committee)
  • Shakhti Shakthidharan (Artistic Director, Curiousworks)
  • Lena Nahlous (Executive Director, Diversity Arts Australia)

Why are only 8% of Australian artists from a non-English speaking background, and how can the arts sector better embrace cultural diversity, moving ‘multicultural arts’ into the mainstream?

Come along to hear from our speakers and have the opportunity to ask questions and share your ideas.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/laborforthearts/

Following the panel, there will be a performance by Jodie Michael Organ Trio, with Peter Koopman on guitar, Harry Sutherland on piano and Jodie Michael on drums.

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Ticket Type

General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show

Event Details

Date: 14 March 2017

Start time: 18:30

End time: 21:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au