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Professional Development Workshops for the Not-for-Profit and Public Sector


17 May 2018 at 7:30 am
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As the leading contemporary arts centre in Melbourne’s West, Footscray Community Arts Centre works closely with Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse and disability communities to develop their artistic potential as emerging leaders.


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Professional Development Workshops for the Not-for-Profit and Public Sector
17 May 2018 at 7:30 am

As the leading contemporary arts centre in Melbourne’s West, Footscray Community Arts Centre works closely with Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse and disability communities to develop their artistic potential as emerging leaders.

Due to this, it is uniquely placed to deliver professional development programs for the not-for-profit and public sector through its Generate workshop series.

Footage from the 2017 Women of the World Festival held at Footscray Community Arts Centre, showcasing their work across communities. Image and film by Shuttermain (Rachel Main).

 

FCAC’s Generate Program aims to:

  • build skills cross-sector in working effectively with communities
  • forge opportunities for partnerships across diverse industries.

According to a participant from the 2017 Working in First Nations Cultural Context workshop (which is focused on working with Indigenous communities): “This was the most incredible session. It has really got me questioning and reassessing how I do things.”

Don’t miss out! Book now.

See below an outline of Footscray Community Arts Centre’s upcoming Generate workshops for 2018.

Understanding ableism and access

Everyday discrimination and how it can be avoided

Due to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the experience of people with perceived disabilities has come to the forefront of public policy and is paramount to understanding the complex and intersectional dynamics of life in an urban hub like Melbourne.

This workshop reveals an often hidden world of discrimination based on body and mind politics. Hear from expert speakers about myths surrounding ableism and how combating it paves the way for universal access.

Facilitators: Jax Jacki Brown and Amy McMurtrie 

When: Friday 13 July, 9:30am – 1:30pm

Cost: $250 organisation / $80 independent artists

Ethics and self determination

Authorship and ownership

Learn how to develop programs and engage with culturally and linguistically diverse communities in ways that ensures respectful and self-determined relationships. Discover what “nothing about us, without us” means in the context of community engagement.

Facilitators: Tania Cañas (RISE Refugees)

When: Friday 24 August, 9:30am – 1:30pm

Cost: $250 organisation / $80 independent artists

Working in First Nations cultural contexts

Sovereignty, cultural competency and racial literacy

Are you currently working with Indigenous communities or hope to in the future? This workshop is designed to assist non-Indigenous workers find more effective ways of working in First Nations contexts.

Facilitators: Paola Balla (artist, Indigenous studies lecturer and Victorian Indigenous Art Award winner)

When: 16 to 17 and 19 October (three-day workshops)

Cost: $900 organisation / $630 independent artists

Evaluation

Effective evaluation models for community engaged practice

Can we measure and evaluate social change? What are the best models for your practice, project or organisation? Explore the practical ways to make evaluation more meaningful and effective.

Facilitators: Timoci O’Connor (Centre for Program Evaluation, The University of Melbourne) and John Smithies (Cultural Development Network)

When: Friday 16 November, 9:30am – 1:30pm

Cost: $250 organisation / $80 independent artists

For more information and bookings go to footscrayarts.com.

Please send enquiries to Simon de Lacy-Leacey, Creative Producer at Footscray Community Arts Centre, at generate@footscrayarts.com or contact 03 9362 8888.

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