Creative State Summit

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Creative State Summit

Be inspired by forward-thinking creatives from Melbourne and across the world at Creative Victoria’s first-ever annual summit

How can art help to grow Victoria’s economy, shape its cultural landscape and make us see our world differently? How can we harness rapidly changing technology to grow Victoria’s creative industries? How do we make this industry more accessible and inclusive to a wider range of people? 

If you’re working in arts and culture (or hoping to forge a creative career), then get ready to grapple with these questions (and a whole lot more) at Creative Victoria’s State Summit. Held over two days across ACMI, the NGV and Arts Centre Melbourne, the summit is an opportunity to hear from some of the most innovative minds in the city and beyond, working across arts, culture, screen and design.

Your ticket gets you access to the entirety of the two-day program. Highlights on day one include a panel talk on the key ingredients of a stronger creative state from speakers including Marcus Westbury (CEO of the Collingwood Arts Precinct) and Rachael Maza (artistic director of Ilbijerri Theatre Company) – as well as a deep dive into creative responses to difficult times from Arts House’s artistic director Angharad Wynne-Jones and VCA lecturer Jen Rae. On the second day, hear from Jacob Boehme (artist and creative director of the Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival), artist and astronaut Dr Sarah Jane Pell and street artist Baby Guerrilla at a panel on the power of dangerous ideas.  

That’s just scratching the surface; visit the website for full details.

This inaugural Creative State Summit is part of Creative Victoria’s Creative State program – a $115 million strategy launched in April last year – which aims to boost the state’s creative industry across everything from film and television to fashion and arts festivals.

By: Rose Johnstone