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TNA Champions of Arts & Culture Meet-Ups

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW COMPLETE.

As we head to a federal election this year in May, TNA is inviting TNA Members to be a part of the advocacy effort to ensure that Arts and Culture stays on the agenda of the political parties.

Every three weeks we are hosting a meeting online to offer support and guidance about how to do your own advocacy in your local electorate, to present different policy ideas and approaches, and to offer a way for you to tell us what is important to you. Working groups can be formed on specific policy or platform ideas, and different opinions can be shared and tested.

Join us for one, several or all of our Champions meet-ups.

Every 3 weeks on a Tuesday, on Zoom. The topic for the upcoming session will be updated on the TNA website in advance, and emailed to registered delegates. 

DATES and TIMES

Nov 23: 3.30pm TAS, VIC, NSW, ACT | 3pm SA | 2.30pm QLD | 2pm NT| 12.30pm WA
Dec 14: 3.30pm TAS, VIC, NSW, ACT | 3pm SA | 2.30pm QLD | 2pm NT| 12.30pm WA
Jan 4, 2022 NO MEETING
Jan 25: 3.30pm TAS, VIC, NSW, ACT | 3pm SA | 2.30pm QLD | 2pm NT| 12.30pm WA
Feb 15: 3.30pm TAS, VIC, NSW, ACT | 3pm SA | 2.30pm QLD | 2pm NT| 12.30pm WA
Mar 8: 3.30pm TAS, VIC, NSW, ACT | 3pm SA | 2.30pm QLD | 2pm NT| 12.30pm WA
Mar 29: 3.30pm TAS, VIC, NSW, ACT | 3pm SA | 2.30pm QLD | 2pm NT| 12.30pm WA
Apr 26: 3.30pm TAS, VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD | 3pm NT, SA | 1.30pm WA

May 10: 3.30pm TAS, VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD | 3pm NT, SA | 1.30pm WA

All sessions go for one hour.

A reminder will be sent ahead of each Meet-Up. There is no obligation to attend all meetings.

These Meet-ups are for TNA Members only. Find out more about TNA Membership here. Note: The final session on 10th May is open to all, members and non-members.

SESSION 8: TUESDAY 10TH MAY – HOW TO VOTE WELL (PAST)
For this final session in our series of Meet-ups, we have guest speaker Bill Browne, Senior Researcher, Democracy & Accountability Program, the Australia Institute. Bill will present on: how the two Houses work; preferencing; voting above or below the line; how to do some research before voting day. For this final session, members and non-members are welcome. If you missed this final session, read the slides from the presentation.

SESSION 7: TUESDAY 26 APRIL 2022 (postponed from 19th) (PAST)
We will hear from guest speaker Jo Dyer, Independent Candidate, Boothby SA. Jo will speak to us about what it is like to run as an Independent Candidate, and what she has learnt about how her constituents lobby/engage with her.
An update on TNA’s letter writing campaign – how you can add value to that with your own approaches to your local MP.
As always – hearing from you – how you are going with your own advocacy, what resources and support do you need now?

SESSION 6: TUESDAY 29 MARCH 2022 (PAST)
Kate Fielding from A New Approach talked us through the details of ANA’s pre-budget submission, in particular – the Productivity Commission; the ABS’ Cultural and Creative Satellite Accounts; and the National Cultural Plan (including what these things are!). Submissions can all be read here. TNA provided an update on the outcome from the ‘thunderclap’ messaging campaign on the weekend; remaining plans for election advocacy; what happens after budget night. 

SESSION 5: TUESDAY 8 MARCH 2022 (PAST)
We heard from guest speaker Ros Abercrombie, Executive Director of Regional Arts Australia, and held a discussion; where will the election be decided? As usual we are keen to hear from you.

SESSION 4: TUESDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2022 (PAST)
We focused specifically on the performance with/for/by young people sector and what you can do to advocate for this sector before the Federal election. We revealed the resources for our Key Messaging campaign.

SESSION 3: TUESDAY 25 JANUARY 2022 (PAST)
We heard from Guest Speaker Penelope Benton, Executive Director, National Association for the Visual Arts: Early trends from NAVA’s ‘pulse’ survey on Omicron impact; NAVA’s key asks ahead of the federal election. TNA update on Key Messaging with the national peak body alliance. 

SESSION 2: TUESDAY 14 DECEMBER 2021 (PAST)
We discussed the outcome and next steps of Key Messaging Workshop with national peak body alliance: (two words! EVERYWHERE and ESSENTIAL), gave a briefing on other work underway before the election, including pre-budget submissions (due 28 Jan), and heard from members – adding your voice to the Key Messages. 

SESSION 1: TUESDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2021 (PAST)
Join us for the first session where we discuss the election timeline; present TNA’s initial ideas; and hear what you want to see featured in the political parties’ platforms.

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