Industry Forum: YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE ARTS

Industry Forum
YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE ARTS:
The child as cultural citizen

3pm – 5.30pm, Wednesday 30 May, 2018
Australian Theatre for Young People
(Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay NSW)

Expectations around theatre for young people are too prescribed today. In exposing a system in serious need of reconstruction, Giles’ recent Platform Paper calls for a review of the accepted attitudes, and the embrace of a different paradigm that places children and young people at the centre of change. Can we consider the child as a cultural citizen?

Sue Giles is the Artistic Director and co-CEO of Melbourne’s Polyglot Theatre. She is an advocate for Theatre for Young Audiences in Australia through a partnership with Theatre Network Australia, and internationally as Vice President of ASSITEJ International* – the global association of theatre for young audiences.

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PROGRAM

Welcome to Country

Intro by Fraser Corfield, ATYP

Keynote Address – Sue Giles
Young People and The Arts: An Agenda for Change

Updates from Theatre Network NSW (TNN) & Create NSW

Sector Updates by young firecrackers:
The House That Dan Built
Monkey Baa
Tantrum Youth Arts
Bankstown Poetry Slam

Industry Panel
Whose Theatre Is It Anyway?
Tasnim Hossain (Writer), Amy Matthews (Parramatta Riverside Theatres),
Stefo Nantsou (Zeal Theatre), Sarah Parsons (Outback Theatre for Young People)
Moderated by Sue Giles


CLICK HERE FOR DOCUMENTATION OF PLATFORM PAPER LAUNCH – MELBOURNE (FEB 2018).

CLICK HERE FOR DOCUMENTATION OF ‘YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE ARTS’ FORUM – SYDNEY (MAY 2018).