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Add your voice to the Australia Council review survey – closes 9 MarchFollowing the public submissions in response to the National Cultural Policy discussion paper, Minister for the Arts Simon Crean has announced a specific review of the Australia Council, contributing to the development of the policy.

Regional Arts Australia National Conference – Goolwa, SA in October 2012From 18 – 21 October 2012, South Australia will host the eighth Regional Arts Australia National Conference, the largest arts gathering in Australia. The conference is for professional artists, arts workers and volunteers interested in fostering and maintaining their local arts and culture.

Intensive clown workshop, 22–29 April EnCLOWNpament is a seven-day intensive workshop, with three practitioners from Chile, integrating interdisciplinary teaching techniques and specialist modules of Laughter Yoga, Family Clownstellations, Feldenkrais method and the Art of Caring. Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, QLD. $650. Only 30 places available.

YPAA National Symposium, 12–14 July 2012 “Speaking in tongues: How do we translate the language of the arts?” will be held in Western Sydney and includes international and national speakers, forums, workshops, networking, skill sharing, events and more. Main event at Casula Powerhouse: 12–14 July. Masterclass: 12 July. Arts Education Day at the Sydney Opera House, 16 July.


New Greening Our Performance alliance
Sustainability champions Malthouse Theatre, TippingPoint, ACAPTA and Circus OZ have formed a consortium called Greening our Performance, striving to reduce our industry’s carbon footprint. The alliance is planning a series of sustainability workshops through the year.

George Fairfax New Theatre Award – closing 6 March
$15,000 award for Victorian-based playwrights and theatre makers, individuals, collectives and companies.

2012/13 City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund – closing 30 March
Info session 6.30pm Monday 5 March, The Gallery – Ground Floor, St Kilda Town Hall, 99a Carlisle Street St Kilda (enter opposite St Kilda Library).

Boards and Managers – Who Does What? FREE workshop 19 April
Stonnington’s Heads Up! Community Professional Development Workshops support staff and associates of not-for-profit organisations to develop skills and gain new perspectives from experts. 6.30–8.30pm, Malvern Town Hall. Bookings essential: (03) 8290 1333.

Sponsorships and Funding Support forums: 20 and 22 March, 3 April
The Office for the Community Sector is running three consultation forums to help community organisations access the support and resources of local businesses. Melbourne, 20 Mar, 2–4.30pm: Rooms 2&3, Lv 15, 1 Spring St;
Nth Ballarat, 22 Mar, 9.30am – 12pm: Room 4, 111 Armstrong St.
Traralgon, 3 Apr, 2–4.30pm: Quality Inn, LaTrobe Convention Centre, 5601 Princes Hwy.

You’re invited: Multicultural Arts Victoria open house – 5 April, 5–6.30pmStefan Romaniw OAM Chair of Multicultural Arts Victoria invites you for drinks and cultural surprises to warm our new home in South Melbourne Town Hall. Level 1, South Melbourne Town Hall, 208 -220 Bank Street, Sth Melb.

Reminder for producers – register for Showcase Victoria by 5 March! Producers intending to participate in the forthcoming Showcase Victoria selection process need to register their Cyberpaddock profile by close of business 5 March.

Warburton Harmony Festival: 8–12 May
“A unique celebration of belonging, hosted by a creative community in a beautiful environment.” For five days visiting spiritual leaders, musicians, dancers and local artists share cultural and inter-faith harmony. The dynamic program of meditations, workshops, forums, films and concerts are designed to stimulate, inspire and transform. Upper Yarra Arts Centre and Warburton township.


  • Jayne Lovelockis the Melbourne Fringe’s new Development Manager and Meghan Bourke is the new Administration Manager.
  • AMPAG has appointed Bethwyn Serowas new Executive Director.
  • Beau McCaffertysteps down next month as Independent Arts Manager at Melbourne Fringe.
  • Multicultural Arts Victoriahas moved offices to South Melbourne Town Hall.
  • Josephine Ridgeis the incoming Creative Director of Melbourne International Arts Festival.

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