Engaging Across Borders: The Arts and International Collaborations

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In our undeniably globalised environment, how can we ensure we engage across borders? And what role do the arts play in the international conversation about living in our times? Hear from a diverse panel of speakers who will discuss the impact of key international arts projects.

They will unpack vital issues from identifying strategic international partners and developing productive relationships to the challenges of working at a distance and ensuring arts projects have relevance to artists and audiences from different places and communities.

Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace, will discuss Artspace’s upcoming project 52 artists 52 Actions that invites a different artist from Asia or Australia each week of 2018 to respond to a current political or social issue in the form of an action in their local community.

Whilst Alison Richardson and Audrey O’Connor from Ruckus – a disability led contemporary performance ensemble – will reflect upon a transformative creative exchange program with Epic Arts in Cambodia that resulted in the performance production Speed of Life.

And John Cheeseman, Director of Mosman Art Gallery, will present the Bayanihan Philippines project that brought together five cultural institutions to explore contemporary artistic practice from the Philippines and reflect upon the strong cultural ties between Australia and the Philippines.

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