City Talks 2013 - What creative life do you want for Sydney?

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City Talks 2013 - What creative life do you want for Sydney?

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City Talks 2013
What creative life do you want for Sydney?

Great cities’ reputations are built on their cultural life and Sydney is no exception.

From the museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls to street art, small bars, shops and hole-in-the-wall venues – some of the best things about Sydney are bound up in its cultural life.

How can we inspire an even richer creative culture? How do we support creative people to live and work here? And how can we encourage people to go out to shows or invest in local work?

Hear from Carol Coletta, CEO, Artplace America, about how Artplace changed culture and creative communities across the US and what Sydney could learn from the experience.

A panel of creative leaders and innovators will debate the opportunities and practical steps we could take to inspire a more creative Sydney.

Tell us what creative life you want for Sydney.

MC: Adam Spencer
SMH INTRODUCTION: Sherrill Nixon, Director, Sydney Newsroom Operations, Fairfax Media
WELCOME: Lord Mayor Clover Moore
KEYNOTE: Carol Coletta, CEO, ArtPlace America

Marcus Westbury, Founder and Director, Renew Australia
Nicole Durling, Senior Curator, Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
Katherine Hough, Director, Arts Tasmania
Louise O’Donnell, Digital Director, Seed Production
Charles Firth, CEO, Manic Studios and co-founder,The Roast

Wednesday, 10 April 2013
State Theatre, 49 Market Street, Sydney

Rail: Town Hall Station or St James Station
Bus: George, Druitt and York Streets
Bike: Valet bike parking located on Pitt Street near the corner of Market Street from 5.30–9pm

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Auslan interpreter services and live captioning for this event can be arranged on request. For these or other access enquiries please contact the City of Sydney on 9265 9333. This venue is wheelchair accessible.

You can also watch a podcast of the event soon after here

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  • On Wednesday 10 April from 18.30 to 20.00

Doors open at 18:00


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