Reset: A New Public Agenda for the Arts – program

Each day of the conference includes a keynote, two in-conversation panels, I’ll Take That as a Comment, and an evening event. Daytime events take place from 10:30am to 6pm. Day one of the conference will take place at Allan Scott Auditorium (University of South Australia, Hawke Building, 55 North Terrace) and the second day will take place at the Adelaide Town Hall (128 King William St). Evening events are from 6:30pm – 8pm; with Thursday evening at Treasury 1860 and Friday’s closing event at Adelaide Town Hall.

The full conference guide and schedule will be available late October.

All daytime sessions will be livestreamed, please visit the registration page to purchase tickets.

Thursday, 11 November

10:30am – 6pm

Keynote

Caring for Stories in a time of Separation

Kirstie Parker (journalist and policy leader, Yuwallarai), Jacob Boehme (Director, First Nations Programs, Carriageworks, Kaurna/Narungga), and Daniel Riley (incoming Artistic Director, Australian Dance Theatre, Wiradjuri), in conversation.

Conversations

Public Value and the Cultural Sector: moving beyond ‘jobs and growth’

Andrew P Street (journalist and author), Elaine Chia (arts leader and advocate, Chair, Contemporary Asian Australian Performance), Geoff Strempel (Director, State Library of South Australia), Julia Zemiro (artist and presenter), and Julianne Schultz (author and academic, Chair of The Conversation). In conversation with Justin O’Connor (Reset, University of South Australia).

Democracy, Participation and Justice: centring culture as a civil right

Ali Baker (artist and academic, Flinders University, Mirning), David Pledger (artist and curator), Jo Dyer (Director, Adelaide Writers’ Week), Norm Horton (Joint Executive Director, Feral Arts), and Scott Ludlam (author and former Australian Senator). In conversation with Jessica Alice (AICSA, Writers SA).

Evening event

Conference gathering: Drinks and nibbles at The Treasury with a short provocation on urgency by guest speakers Alexis West (writer and theatre maker, Birri Gubba/ Wakka Wakka) and Tory Shepherd (commentator, journalist, and Senior Reporter for Guardian Australia), hosted by Vincent Ciccarello (AICSA, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra).

Time: 6.30pm to 8pm
Venue: Treasury 1860, Courtyard, 144 King William St, Adelaide

Friday, 12 November

10:30am – 6pm

Keynote

Reset and Real Recovery: a vision for the future of Australian arts and culture

Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for the Arts

Hosted by Jessica Alice, Chair, AICSA, and introduced by Mark Butler MP, Member for Hindmarsh. This session will be livestreamed.

Conversations

A Fair Deal for Artists: winning the economic rights of cultural workers

Alison Pennington (Senior Economist, The Australia Institute), Elaine Crombie (artist, First People’s Organiser, Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, Yankunytjatjara), Lauren Carroll Harris (writer and curator), Melina Morrison (Chief Executive Officer, Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals), and Rebecca Conroy (artist, Marrickville School of Economics). In conversation with Emma Webb (AICSA, Vitalstatistix).

A New Public Agenda: campaigning for the future of arts and culture

Ben Eltham (writer and researcher, Monash University), Emma Webb (Director, Vitalstatistix, AICSA), Esther Anatolitis (cultural leader and arts strategist, Test Pattern), Jade Lillie (Head of Industry Development, Australia Council), and Simone Tur (Pro Vice-Chancellor – Indigenous, Flinders University, Antikirnya/ Yankunytjatjara). In conversation with Tully Barnett (Reset, Flinders University).

Evening event

Conference closing: Art, Activism, and Urgency for a Just Future. Featuring guest speakers, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young (Spokesperson for the Arts, Australian Greens), Jared Thomas (author and Research Fellow, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Material Culture and Art, South Australian Museum and University of South Australia, Nukunu), a video address by Dan Baron Cohen (artist, activist, and educator), and launching a Reset manifesto.

Time: 6.30pm to 8pm
Venue: Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William St, Adelaide