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Artists and creatives help us understand what it is to be human. They connect us to our past and imagine our future. Their ideas invite us to reimagine ourselves through projects of healing and redesign. Discover how artists can help solve the many challenges that arise in a global pandemic.
This visionary session explored the changing conditions for arts and creativity, new social and community roles for the arts, and recent innovations in digital engagement. By telling stories from artists who are working in non-traditional ways and environments, What the arts did next showcases the contributions that artists are making to social cohesion, innovation and healing.
Join leading interdisciplinary panellists to hear how creative practitioners are adapting their own roles and futures in a constantly changing world, and can forge relationships through which their work can be sustained. Some of the questions on the table include ‘how do we comprehend new beginnings when the game keeps changing and goalposts keep moving?’; ‘how can arts and creativity help address the mental health crisis?’; and ‘what is the role of arts and creativity in developing relationships across difference?’. Bring your own questions to add to the mix.
What the arts did next offers a glimpse at the ways we can collectively restore and reimagine ourselves, and how we can collectively sustain, centralise and cherish creativity into the future.
- Astrid Edwards (event MC and bibliophile)
- Scotia Monkivitch (artist and cultural leader)
- Cam Nacson (songwriter and producer)
- Jazz Money (Wiradjuri poet and artist)
- Safdar Ahmed (Walkley-Award winning artist).
Presented by Vivid Ideas in association with the Australia Council for the Arts.