Wednesday 29 May

Sessions 9.30-5.30pm

Coffee and registration from 8.30am

Morning Session from 9.30am

WELCOME TO COUNTRY & A CENTENARY WELCOME FROM ROBYN ARCHER

OPENING KEYNOTE: REHEARSING THE FUTURE: ANTI-FRAGILITY AND RISK AVERSION

Anthropologist Lenore Manderson and Futurist Kristin Alford in conversation. Lenore and Kristin were contributing scientists to Australia 2050, Australian Academy of Science, released February 2013.

Morning Tea

KEYNOTE: DAVID MILROY

The growing appetite for black stories and a provocation for how we work together as an industry.

CURATORIAL WELCOME – ALICIA TALBOT

Lunch 1.00 – 2.00pm

Afternoon Session from 2.00pm

Running concurrently:

ARTISTIC TOURS TO THE INSTITUTIONS

THE ARTIST VS THE ARCHIVE

Curated by Nat Randall and hosted by a series of curators at institutions including the National Film and Sound Archives, CSIRO, Australian War Memorial, National Gallery Australia, National Portrait Gallery and National Library Australia. These off-site artistic trips open the doors to private collections for intimate and personal tours. THE ARTIST VS THE ARCHIVE

WORKING SESSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS including:

THE ARTIST IS DEAD. LONG LIVE THE ARTIST.

For almost ten years Platform Papers has insinuated itself into the national conversation by providing opportunities for artists to make significant contributions to cultural discourse. Platform Papers Editor Katharine Brisbane and upcoming contributor artist David Pledger discuss the value of ideas in public discourse specifically in relation to the arts and artists. Speakers: Katharine Brisbane in conversation with David Pledger

TAPPING INTO THE NETWORK.

A guide to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s international cultural diplomacy activities and programs, how to tap into Australia’s overseas missions and the mutual benefits of working with DFAT to develop collaborative international partnerships.
Host: Beverly Mercer and Donna Riordan

BEYOND THE VALLEY OF PERFORMANCE SPACES: WORKING IN PLACE, WORKING WITH CONTEXT, WORKING FOR COMMUNITY.

A conversation for artists, curators and producers working in realms of live performance outside of traditional institutional frameworks and structures.
Moderator: Bec Dean

COLLABORATIONS AND COLLECTIVE ADVOCACY FOR YOUTH THEATRE COMPANIES.

A conversation touching on working collaboratively, collectively preparing for the future, and longer term advocacy with artists and managers working within the youth theatre sector.
Host: Amanda Foote
Facilitators: Imogene Shields, Fraser Corfield, Caitlin Newton-Broad

WHO’S WATCHING? CONTEMPORARY THEATRE MAKING IN AND FOR REGIONAL/NON METROPOLITAN AUDIENCES.

By nature regional centres or companies have to cater for a diverse audience. In making theatre in a regional context, can these parameters inform how to make successful contemporary theatre today? What role do popular forms play in this theatre?
Moderators: Julian Louis and Rosie Dennis

Afternoon Tea

KEYNOTE: A Story of Papermoon in Jogjakarta’s Contemporary Art Scene

RIA PAPERMOON (INDONESIA)

Papermoon Puppetry Theatre uses puppetry to create multimedia and site-specific works that explore intimate moments of Indonesia’s past and present. Founder and Artistic Director, Ria Papermoon, introduces delegates to Jogjakarta’s diverse and dynamic arts scene.

From 5.00pm

BAR OPEN AT CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE

EVENING ARTISTIC PROGRAM

8.00pm, Playhouse CTC: version 1.0’s THE MAJOR MINOR PARTY

(90mins no interval). A Res Tickets $53 ($10 off) with promotion code ATF/APACA: book here.

8.00pm, The Q, Queanbeyan: Shortis and Simpson’s PRIME TIME

(2h10m incl interval). Tickets for $22 ($17 off): ring box office to book on 6285 6290. More info here.

7.30pm, CSIRO Discovery Centre: BoHo Interactive’s WORD PLAY

(75mins no interval). Tickets $15 ($5 off): book here and enter the promotion code ATF. More info here.

7.30pm, The Street: MAX CULLEN’S HOW TO BE (OR NOT TO BE) LOWER

(70mins no interval). Tickets for $30 ($5 off): ring box office to book on 6247 1223. More info here.

8.00pm, Courtyard CTC: reading of Hannie Rayson’s EXTINCTION

Directed by Hannie Rayson and Ian Pidd. FREE. More info here.

From 9.00pm

LATE NIGHT DRINKS, HOSTED BY THE STREET THEATRE

Drinks and local DJ Jemist hosted by The Street Theatre