Big issues, brain-stretching ideas, intimate conversations, practical actions.
Friday 6 October 2017
Carclew is pleased to present an ongoing opportunity for national conversation and connection by hosting the 2017 National Youth Arts Summit.
Over the last two years, Australia Council for the Arts held national youth arts gatherings to support our sector as we responded to the changing funding environment and shared our concerns for the future of the only national networking and advocacy body, Young People and the Arts Australia (YPAA).
Located in and around the iconic Carclew House and immediately following the Australian Theatre Forum, the 2017 National Youth Arts Summit will bring together artists, arts workers and young creatives who are engaged in art making with, and for, children and young people, in all art forms, across the country.
The day-long program will be broken into three sections:
Provocations (short keynotes around core themes)
Breakout Workshops (your chance to reflect and share)
And after lunch, Where now? And how? where the ever fabulous Kate Gould will lead us out of the workshop haze and into strategic thinking about how we move forward as a national sector.
But wait there's more......
MASTERCLASS: The artistry of the youth arts facilitator
As an addition to the day-long National Youth Arts Summit at Carclew, we present a rare and exciting professional development opportunity for artists working within the youth arts arena. Co-led by four youth arts facilitators, each representing a different arts practice, this masterclass will give you an intensive insight into, and practical experience of, their creative methods and madness.
This is your opportunity to indulge in some on-the-floor professional development.
Carclew will be offering online access to our colleagues who cannot attend the 2017 National Youth Arts Summit at Carclew, Adelaide on Fri 10 October, in person. We will be using two platforms:
We will offer virtual delegates the opportunity to participate in an online NYAS Provocations discussion via Zoom and we will stream the Summit Welcomes, Opening Address, and headline Provocations via Facebook Live,
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Carclew will be offering online access to our colleagues who cannot attend the 2017 National Youth Arts Summit at Carclew, Adelaide on Fri 10 October, in person. We will be using two platforms:
We will stream the Summit Welcomes, Opening Address, and headline Provocations via Facebook Live, schedule as follows:
We will offer virtual delegates the opportunity to participate in an online NYAS Provocations discussion via Zoom
We will be tweeting using #NYAS
Please feel free to forward to colleagues who weren’t able to be here in person.
7:30-8:30am Networking breakfast (provided) & registration
9am Welcome & Opening
Jane Doyle, Chair, Carclew
Uncle Lewis, Kaurna elder
Kira Bain (Raukkan/Ngarrindjeri), Community Mentor, Tauondi Aboriginal College
Annabel Digance MP, representing the Hon Jay Weatherill, Premier & Minister for the Arts
Kate Gould, Arts & Culture Consultant
Helen Connolly, South Australian Commissioner for Children & Young People
Future Proofing – how do we articulate the social health and educational benefits of youth arts engagement?
Fraser Corfield – Artistic Director, Australian Theatre for Young People
Trailblazers – spotlight on the nexus of social enterprise & arts practice.
Sara Strachan – Working Group Leader: Arts Front Under 30s National Summit, 2018
Leigh Boswell – General Manager, The Young Company
Collaborations – what is a successful collaboration?
Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin – Deputy Chair, Australia Council Board
ATSI processes & perspectives – what are the new directions and understandings?
Alethea Beetson – Artisitc Director, Digi Youth Arts
Lilla Berry - Project Officer - Arts Programs, Carclew
wrap-up of the provocations with Kate Gould
11am Morning tea (provided)
11:30am Breakout Workshops #1
How to illuminate the value of youth arts
Fraser Corfield & Sue Giles – Artistic Director, Polyglot, & ASSITJ Australia
How to work towards a self-determined voice
Sara Strachan & Leigh Boswell
How to ensure sustainability with active & mutually beneficial partners.
Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin & Nooshin Laghai-Asiata – independent community and cultural development artist
How to incorporate first peoples’ perspectives and considerations into the national sector
Alethea Beetson & Lilla Berry – Program Officer, Arts Programs, Carclew
12:30pm Breakout Workshops #2 (as above)
1:15 Lunch (provided)
2:00 Review and Reflections from breakout workshops
Jane Tonkin – Executive Producer, Corrugated Iron Youth Arts
2:30 Where now? And HOW?
What will continued success look like? What are the core strategic actions that need to be delivered? How and who?
TBD Afternoon tea (provided)
4:30 Final summary and wrap up
Tricia Walton, Chief Executive, Carclew
5-7pm Closing drinks
5-6pm - DJ Bad Cop
6:15-7pm - Electric Fields
Jane Doyle has presented Channel Seven News in Adelaide for 20 years. Her media career began when she left the secure and relatively well-paid job of schoolteacher for a newspaper cadetship on trivial money in a far north Queensland country town. In 1981 Jane moved with her husband Ian to Port Pirie and was employed part time on The Recorder newspaper and ABC Radio. So was born her love of the electronic media. After returning to Adelaide, Jane returned to print journalism, as TV Week’s Adelaide Bureau Chief before commencing with ABC Radio in Adelaide. In 1987 Jane was seduced by television, with her appointment as the Monday to Friday reader for ABC TV in Adelaide. She left the ABC in 1989 and has now spent 20 years working for South Australia’s number one news and current affairs television station - Seven News. Jane is an experienced and sought after host and MC of many corporate events in South Australia. She has been Chair of Carclew since 2012.
Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien
Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien is a Kaurna Elder born at Point Pearce. Named Aboriginal Elder of the Year in 1977, awarded ‘Local Hero’ Australia Day Awards in 2003, Fellow of the University of SA in 2004, Citizen of Humanity Awarded by the National Committee of Human Rights in 2009 and an Order of Australia Medal in 2014. Uncle Lewis is widely regarded as a leader of reconciliation and custodian of Kaurna culture.
Kira is a young woman from the Raukkan and Ngarrindjeri peoples and she works as a community mentor at Tauondi Aboriginal College, and is a co-facilitator teaching the Kaurna Language. Kira is a dance teacher and leads the Indigenous dance troupe, Kuma Kaaru Dance Group. Kira was 2017 Channel 9 Young Achievers Finalist, Community and Social Inclusion. She is a highly respected young Indigenous leader in South Australia.
Annabel Digance MP
Annabel grew up in country South Australia, moving to Adelaide to study nursing and midwifery. She has had a long career helping those in need as a community nurse and midwife. She went on to become a healthcare professional in both private and public sectors, a company director, small businessperson and lecturer at university. Annabel holds a number of degrees including a Masters in Health Service Management, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. As the parent of three adult daughters, all currently full time students, Annabel is well aware of the needs and issues facing families and working people. Annabel has the experience and the passion to always put the community first.
Former CEO and Associate Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival, Kate consults to arts, festivals, events, venues, government and university sectors. Her clients include MONA, Dark Mofo, Monash University, Country Arts SA, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Windmill Theatre Company. As Executive Director of Dark Mofo, Kate is proud that, at five years old, Dark Mofo returns over $50 million in economic benefit to Tasmania each winter, employing over 1000 people in 2017. Kate Gould held executive producer roles with the Brisbane Festival and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Kate held executive management roles with commercial producer The Gordon Frost Organisation. She has also founded a start-up business of three online social networking platforms successfully selling one platform in 2016. Kate was the winner of her category of the 2009 Telstra Business Women’s Award (SA). Board roles include: Director, Rundle Mall Management Authority (2016-present); Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art (2016-present); Director, Board of the Adelaide Football Club (Crows) (2013-2017); Co-Chair, South Australia’s Premier’s Council for Women (2009-2014); Chair, Carclew Youth Arts (2008-2012).
Helen Connolly is the inaugural Commissioner for Children and Young People for South Australia. She has held a number of senior service delivery roles in South Australia and nationally over many years. A significant part of this work has included work with and for children. Helen approaches her work from a community participation, citizenship and rights based framework. The children and young people of South Australia wanted a Commissioner who likes, respects, values, understands, listens to and advocates for children and young people. Helen’s aspiration is to prove to the children and young people of South Australia that she demonstrates this in her work and in doing so supports individuals and communities and systems to place children and young people front and centre.
Fraser Corfield is Artistic Director of the Australian Theatre for Young People. For over 15 years, he has been working in the professional theatre, community cultural development and youth arts industries. He has worked as an actor, director, writer, workshop facilitator and project manager and is involved in governance and arts advocacy bodies for local, state and national bodies.
Sara Strachan is best known for her experimental independent performance making as well as her creative community development work with youth arts and youth mental health sector. Sara is an artist in visual and performing arts with a commitment to exploration, empowerment and equality. Regarded as a creative leader in the arts Sara was selected for the Future Leaders Program with Australia Council for the Arts in 2017, and is a lead delegate ARTSFRONT2030. Sara has created multiple one-woman shows including Please Mind My Brother and S.A.R.A 2000 and is currently working on ArtsFront Under 30, a national creative meet up for 100 young artists and arts workers 2018.
Leigh is the founder and General Manager of The Young Company. Leigh completed a Bachelor of Arts (Drama), a Bachelor of Education (Secondary), and a postgraduate degree in Creative Industries (Arts and Cultural Management) at the Queensland University of Technology. She is currently part of the Australia Council for the Arts Leadership Program. Leigh has served on the boards of Backbone Youth Arts, Youth Arts Queensland in Brisbane, and JUTE Theatre in Cairns. Leigh has worked for QPAC, deBase Productions, Brisbane Powerhouse, Metro Arts, and Brisbane City Council, as well as youth arts festivals; Out of the Box, Stage X Festival, The Two High Festival, Visible Ink Festival, Sheila’s Shorts and many more. She has been involved in drama education for the past 16 years in both the United Kingdom and Australia and has worked with students from pre-prep right through to university. She is a registered member of the Queensland College of Teachers and her most recent teaching posting was at St Augustine’s College where she also resided on the Senior Drama Panel for QCAA.
Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin
Lee-Ann is a Narungga, Wirangu, Wotjobaluk woman and is well known throughout the Australian Indigenous and international arts communities. Having worked across many major festivals, she has won numerous prizes for her contribution to the arts, including the Gladys Elphick Award, the Sidney Myer Facilitator Prize and the South Australian Ruby Award. She is the first Aboriginal woman to be appointed as Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board, and is the first Aboriginal person to hold the Deputy Chair on the board of the Australia Council for the Arts. She is the Co-Chair of Tarnanthi, the Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Art, a member of the National Museum of Australia Aboriginal Advisory Committee and a member of the Barangaroo Development Arts Advisory Committee. Lee-Ann’s current position is Executive, Aboriginal Strategy, with the South Australia Film Corporation.
Alethea is the Artistic Director of Digi Youth Arts and is Indigenous Engagement Coordinator at Queensland Museum. She is an Aboriginal artist who has worked extensively with Indigenous communities, across multiple art forms, creating new works that respond to cultural heritage and the impact of colonisation. In 2013 she founded Digi Youth Arts and since then the organisation has produced 12 theatre works and three multi-arts projects. In 2015, Alethea worked as a lead contributor to This is my heritage; an exhibition that explores the profound connection that objects have to family, country and culture through the personal memories and experiences of 12 of Queensland’s Indigenous artists and educators. In 2016 she represented her community as a delegate at the Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam. Alethea and Digi Youth Arts currently hold residencies at Queensland Museum and La Boite Theatre Company. Alethea is committed to creating safe spaces for young Indigenous artists to continue pushing the wider community into accepting that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories are a significant contributor to this country’s canon and ensuring that those telling stories, have the agency to do so.
Sue Giles has been Artistic Director of Polyglot Theatre since 2000, leading the company into new territory with interactive works, community process and inclusion of play in the company’s theatrical offerings for children. Sue’s distinct child-centred creative processes have been the subject of masterclasses, theses, forums and discussions nationally and internationally including key industry events in Sweden, London, Melbourne, Singapore, Macau, Sao Paulo and Norway. Her works have been performed in 15 countries on five continents in five different languages, and have been presented by Australia’s major festivals and some of the world’s leading arts centres. Her works have won 5 awards including 2015 Green Room Award for Innovation in Contemporary Performance for Young People. Sue has been keynote speaker for five national industry events, mentors independent artists in Melbourne, Edinburgh and New York and engages in the professional development of artists who wish to work in the TYA space through Art Centre Melbourne’s Kiln project, Melbourne Fringe, and ArtPlay masterclasses. Sue advocates for theatre for young audiences via a partnership with Theatre Network Australia, and in the world as Vice President of ASSITEJ International, the global association of theatre for young audiences.
Nooshin was mentored by Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin and community members across the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands and Maralinga Tjarutja Lands through both the West Coast Mentoring and Leadership Program as well as the Tjitji Tjuta Inmaku Pakantjaku Project at Carclew. Prior to this, Nooshin was Artworker Program Manager at Desart, the peak body for central Australian Aboriginal Art Centres. This role saw her travel extensively through the tri-state Desart regions, supporting artists via innovative projects such as the Artworker Photography Prize. Nooshin has worked for the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Victorian College of the Arts, Australia’s only graduate course in Indigenous Arts Management. She is passionate about the survival and necessity of this program. Nooshin’s formal qualifications include a Masters in Arts and Cultural Management (University of Melbourne), Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Arts Management (Victorian College of the Arts), Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education (James Cook University), and a Bachelor of Arts (Flinders University).
Lilla works in arts management and administration as Project Officer in the arts programs team at Carclew. She has worked across multi-art form projects that focus on arts experiences for children and young people in a variety of community and educational contexts. She believes in the power of the arts as a tool for social change and community development. As a Yankunytjatjara woman, Lilla has a passion for working with Aboriginal communities as a way of giving back to her people. As a feminist, she enjoys working with young girls to develop their leadership and risk taking capacities, and is an advocate for equality for all people. Lilla was as a member of Kurruru’s Dance ensemble between 2010 and 2013, and has a sustained interest in both dance, circus and performance.
Jane is the Executive Producer of Corrugated Youth Arts in Darwin. Jane has more than 25 years’ experience in the arts sector in the areas of event production, festival and project management (specialising in developing projects) and artist support. Jane is particularly committed to enabling young people to create their own work by providing avenues for young and emerging artists to create, develop and tell their stories, and by offering opportunities to explore and experience the arts. Jane is enthusiastic about making the arts accessible, and firmly believes that Corrugated Iron inspires and enables the next generation of creative thinkers.
Tricia is Chief Executive of Carclew and has 25 years’ experience in arts administration, management and training, mainly in small-to-medium youth arts organisations. Tricia’s work has included: Director of regional arts program delivery for Country Arts SA, Manager of Kurruru Youth Performing Arts, and Editor of Artwork Magazine for Community Arts Network SA. Currently she chairs A>R>T, a collective of artists, educators and academics committed to arts rich learning environments in South Australian primary schools and she is a non-executive director of the Australian Dance Theatre. Tricia a Fellow of the South Australian Governor’s Leadership Foundation and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Mario Späte (aka Badcop) is a producer / writer / sound designer / mixing engineer based in South Australia. His work takes him from contemporary music to theatre and television. Mario has worked and written with some of the biggest names in Australian music, toured internationally and his productions have received airplay on Triple J and commercial radio. Mario co-wrote and produced Tkay Maidza's break-out singles Brontosaurus and Handle My Ego putting her in the Australian conscience. Other artists he's worked with include; Allday, Urthboy, Woodes, Evan Klar, Heaps Good Friends, MANE, Flamingo, JP Fung, Nakatomi, Nicole Millar, KLP, Jake Stone (Bluejuice), Okenyo, The Land Below (Sweden) and ARIA winning artists, Megan Washington and Montaigne.
Electric Fields is a potent new music bringing together the brilliance and creativity of music producer and composer Michael Ross, with the mesmerising sensitivity of Zaachariaha Fielding - whose rare and beautiful voice has been described as 'taking soul to the stratosphere'. These two feminine brothers are creating a striking and haunting merging of living traditional culture with electronic music. Often featuring Zaachariaha's traditional language of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara people, Electric Fields music ranges from soulful pop to epic-scale electronic works, through to intensely intimate story-songs. They performed at WOMADelaide 2017 and have just won New Talent of the Year for the National Indigenous Music Awards 2017 (NIMA).
Eliza is a professional performer, theatre maker, audio describer, arts educator and teaching artist.She is a leader in community and cultural development, working on child-led arts practice projects including: ‘Children’s Voices – 2016 and 2017’, Carclew; ‘What the World Needs to Hear’ with Alex Desebrock, Kid’s Zone, WOMAD; Aboriginal artist development project ‘Ngarrindjeri Yanun’, Carclew; ‘These Are the People In Your Neighbourhood’, Community Arts Network SA; and most recently, ‘Co-Investigators of Reality’ with Australian Science and Mathematics School, 2017 DreamBIG Festival.
Eliza is a lead facilitator in Creative Body Based Learning (University of SA, Department of Education and Child Development, Carclew and the University of Texas), a theory of teaching that explores cross-curricular arts integration within all areas of the ACARA Curriculum, with a specific interest in applying artistic practice and narrative to maths and numeracy via kinaesthetic experience. Throughout 2017, Eliza has a Creative Body Based Learning residency at Christie Downs Primary School and she is delivering numerous professional development workshops for teachers across Adelaide. She has just returned from Austin, Texas, delivering Drama for Schools (CBL) Summer Institute to USA teachers at the Performing Arts Centre in partnership with the University of Texas. As an audio describer, Eliza collaborates regularly with The South Australian School for Vision Impaired and Restless Dance Theatre on the Shared Visions program. Other clients include: Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, State Theatre, Restless, Windmilll, Slingsby, Patch Theatre. Eliza co-created and presented STORY TROVE (Writers Week , Adelaide Festival 2015, 2016, 2017) and has just returned from Singapore with Polyglot, Paper Planet (2017 DreamBIG Festival and National Gallery of Singapore tour). Eliza has performed for an extensive list of theatre companies, appeared in many films (long and short), diligently served a wide variety of boards, and many peer-assessment panels, AND has three kids!
Edwin Kemp Attrill
Edwin Kemp Attrill is a South Australian theatre maker. He is the founder and Artistic Director of ActNow Theatre and the former Artistic Director of the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild. Edwin’s work focuses on interactive theatre and participatory storytelling, exploring social justice themes. As a community arts practitioner, Edwin works with people with disabilities, prisoners, LGBTIQ communities, young people, refugees and migrants, with organisations including Urban Myth Theatre of Youth, No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability, Tutti Arts, Company @, Flinders University, Vitalstatistix, Feast Festival and NIDA Open. He holds a Diploma in Theatre Arts through Victoria University and a Graduate Certificate in Arts and Community Engagement through Victorian College for the Arts. Edwin was the recipient of the 2013 Channel 9 Young Achievers Award for Career Leadership and 2015 Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award at the South Australian Ruby Awards.
Ruby Chew is an award winning realistic, figurative painter and drawer who graduated (BA Visual Arts Hons) from the Adelaide Central School of Art in 2010. She has exhibited, taught and had residency positions interstate and overseas, including an Artist in Residence position in Kuala Lumpur. In 2015, Ruby was the Ruth Tuck Scholarship Winner, awarded by Carclew in South Australia. She has recently completed mentorships with established artists in Montpellier and Amsterdam, along with further study at the Florence Academy of Art, Florence and at Central Saint Martins, London.
Nick O’Connor is a youth and music focussed community worker, a musician and a father of two. 2017 is Nick’s seventh year as Project Officer at The Northern Sound System; a phenomenal music facility north of Adelaide in South Australia where Nick has the opportunity to unearth creative gems and help them into the local music community, and hopefully inspire a few young people on the way. 2017 is the first year he’s landed a song on the radio, as co-writer and bassist of Adelaide based indie-pop act Heaps Good Friends! Since he was 14 years old, Nick’s music and sound producing career has been seriously supported by the existence of Carclew and the youth theatre companies supported by South Australia. He’s all about paying it forward now!
Carclew House will attract nearly 100 youth arts delegates from all across Australia this Friday as the organisation prepares to host a National Youth Arts Summit for the first time.
The Summit will deliver a day of rich thought exchange, networking, and an exploration of sustainability to future proof the Australian youth arts sector.
“Carclew is proud to be investing in youth arts Australia-wide through this initiative, the 2017 National Youth Arts Summit, bringing together leading arts organisations, artists, arts-workers and policy makers from across the country,” Carclew Chief Executive, Tricia Walton, said.
“The Summit will offer delegates a rare opportunity to be under the one roof, encouraging wide and diverse discussion and strategic planning around the advancement of the participation by children and young people in the arts.” Ms Walton said.
Located in and around the iconic Carclew House, in North Adelaide, the day-long program will involve provocations, breakout workshops and strategic planning sessions to move the national sector forward.
Key topics of discussion include: the voice of the child; the social, health and educational benefits of engagement in the arts by children and young people; and the nexus of social enterprise and arts practice.
The Summit will also include a dedicated space for discussion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander processes and perspectives.
“Similar summit events in the past saw deep conversations around inter-generational arts and cultural practice that is intrinsically, and critically, a part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture,” Ms Walton said.
“We’re looking forward to providing delegates the opportunity to continue the conversations and exchange, to honour first peoples’ perspectives and considerations in the national youth arts sector.”
Those in attendance will be welcomed by Carclew Chair and 7 News presenter, Jane Doyle, and will hear from keynote presenters including Helen Connolly – South Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People, and Fraser Corfield – Australian Theatre for Young People Artistic Director, amongst many others.
The day will conclude with sunset drinks on the Carclew grounds, while delegates enjoy the astounding musical talent of 2017 Stigwood Fellows Electric Fields, who also recently won New Talent of the Year at the National Indigenous Music Awards.
“We’re looking forward to all that the summit has to offer – tackling big issues, engaging in intimate conversations and determining practical solutions to help strengthen Australia’s youth arts sector,” Ms Walton said.
October will be springtime in Adelaide (sooo beautiful!) and apart from our youth arts knees-up, there will be lots of other arty things and cultural stuff to surround yourself with. Be sure to check out:
Sept/ Oct Oz Asia Festival
1 Oct Moon Lantern Festival
3-5 Oct Australian Theatre Forum
6 Oct National Youth Arts Summit
7 Oct Masterclass: the artistry of the youth arts facilitator
5-15 Oct Adelaide Film Festival
11-15 Oct Adelaide Fashion Festival
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