CEDA - Women in Leadership: diversity in the arts
09 November 2018
Pan Pacific Perth, Grand River Ballroom
207 Adelaide Terrace
Join esteemed leaders as they examine the challenges and opportunities of diversity and inclusion in the arts sector at CEDA’s final 2018 Women in Leadership event.
Perth Festival’s Artistic Director, Wendy Martin, has an esteemed career in the arts and culture sector. Her professional achievements include being the founding curator of Message Sticks Indigenous Arts Festival, and creating the acclaimed disability arts festival Unlimited which celebrates disability arts and culture. Wendy will discuss the power of diversity to disrupt, influence, inspire and contribute to WA’s arts sector and economy more broadly.
Sam Walsh AO, incoming Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts, has a wealth of experience in senior and cultural leadership roles in performing arts organisations, art galleries, cultural philanthropy and arts advocacy. His presentation will examine the role of leadership in embracing diversity in the arts.
Black Swan State Theatre Company Artistic Director, Clare Watson, is the only female Artistic Director in Australia for a major performing arts group company. Identified as one of Australia’s most exciting theatre talents with an eye for innovative theatre, she has worked with many of Australia’s major companies and festivals. Clare is passionate about representing a diversity of voices and stories on the WA stage and will provide insights into how Black Swan is embracing diversity through its programming and performers.
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