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CityTalks: Making space for culture

Where
Centennial Hall
Centennial Hall
483 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
When

Wednesday 12 June from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Doors open from 5:30pm

Join us at our next CityTalks: Making space for culture - the future of Sydney's creative economy. Book your free ticket.

Culture and creativity are the soul of our cities and communities - they create a sense of belonging, revitalise neighbourhoods, build communities, drive innovation and contribute to local and city centre economies.

While Sydney is a powerhouse of culture for the nation, what makes that possible is at risk. Our creative workforce increasingly can’t afford to live or work in Sydney.

The availability of affordable, suitable workspace for arts and creative industries is the primary issue facing the cultural life of rapidly urbanising global cities.

In one decade, Sydney’s cultural infrastructure has reduced by the equivalent of 3 Sydney Opera Houses and the issue of affordable and available space has become increasingly urgent.

At this CityTalks, we will hear from Claudia Karvan OAM, Australian actor and producer on how culture and creativity is the soul of our cities and communities.

Claudia will be joined by the Hon John Graham MLC, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Music and the Night-time Economy, Justine Simons OBE, Deputy Mayor of London for Culture and the Creative Industries, founder and Chair of the World Cities Culture Forum and cultural leaders from Sydney to discuss how solutions such as precinct revitalisation and the establishment of a creative lands trust could work for Sydney.

Our panel of experts from film, fashion, urban planning, government, the performing arts and the creative industries will explore proactive and innovative approaches.

How can we work together to support the creative sector in Sydney over the next decade?

Book your free ticket.

Hosted by Zan Rowe, TV presenter and broadcaster, host of Take 5 with Zan Rowe, with a special performance by Dan Sultan, one of Australia's most loved singer-songwriters.

Hear from:

  • Clover Moore AO, Lord Mayor of Sydney

  • The Hon John Graham MLC, Special Minister of State, Minister for Roads, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Music and the Night-time Economy, and Minister for Jobs and Tourism

  • Claudia Karvan OAM, Australian actor and producer

  • Justine Simons OBE, Deputy Mayor of London for Culture and the Creative Industries and founder and Chair of the World Cities Culture Forum

  • Darren Dale, Board Chair of the Sydney Film Festival, Managing Director and producer at Blackfella Films

  • Sara Mansour, Former Chair of the Artists Advisory Panel to the Minister - NSW Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy, co-founder and executive director of the Bankstown Poetry Slam

  • Alex Schuman, CEO, Carla Zampatti

  • Hellen Morgan-Harris, Director, Tortuga Studios, Co-chair of the City of Sydney Cultural and Creative Sector Advisory Panel

  • Marcus Westbury OAM, CEO and co-founder, FBIDEAs.org

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