ArtsHub’s Visions 2020 conference brings together artists, arts workers and organisations from across artforms and across the country to explore our shared challenges and celebrate innovations as we move forward from this turbulent year. Read the full article


Wednesday 9 December 2020

Online Arts Industry Conference

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Visions 2020 Program

Session 1: The future of funding

Dr Jackie Bailey, BYP Group (Facilitator)

Shelagh Magadza, Executive Director Chamber of Arts and Culture WA

We look at the state of arts funding as the arts sector develops new ways to be financially secure. From sustainable self-funding to collective arts culture banks, what are the optimistic and practical visions for a thriving arts sector?


Wednesday 9 December 2020  |  11am - 3.30pm (AEDST)

Keynote - Announced November 30

Session 2: Celebrating the hyperlocal


Brian Ritchie, curator of MONA FOMA and former bassist of the Violent Femmes

Louise Bezzina, Artistic Director of Brisbane Festival and founder of Bleach* festival


The last year has brought us all back home and made us appreciate our own cultural backyards. From arts events inspired by bushfire to a new appreciation of community collaborations, hyperlocalism has fostered resilience and made sense of global issues.


Session 3: Creating culturally safe arts spaces



Ana Tiwary, Diversity in Australian Media (Facilitator)

Dawn Casey, former director of the National Museum of Australia


In an art world dominated by colonial preconceptions, casual and unconscious racism can create an uncomfortable, even unsafe environment for First Nations artists and artists of colour. We explore what cultural safety can look like for arts practices and decision-making.


Session 4: Post-pivot digital and access


Hanna Cormick, performing artist, curator of PLATFORM Live (Facilitator)

Gayle Kennedy, writer, editor and disability advocate

Madeleine Little, recipient: 2019 Arts Access Australia National Leadership Award


COVID-19 has pushed many of us online, with more works and events more accessible for people with a disability and for regional audiences. As we move into a new normal, how do we make enriched accessibility a starting point for the arts?


Session 5: Art and the Anthropocene



Sophie Cunningham AM, esteemed author, editor and publisher

José Roca, Colombian curator heading the next Sydney Biennale


The arts are now calling for action on the climate crisis and to create sustainable futures. As well as looking at reducing the impact of arts practices, we want to look at our unique role in bearing witness and advocating for change.


Locknote - Optimism 

Nici Cumpston, Artistic Director of Tarnanthi (Art Gallery of South Australia)

Ben Eltham, writer and journalist at Crikey and policy expert

Networking events

Details coming soon.

Image: Sophie Cunningham & Jose Roca will discuss art’s role in change in Art and the Anthropocene.


Meet the speakers of Visions 2020

Dr Jackie Bailey, 

BYP Group (Facilitator)

Founder and Principal of the award-winning research, strategy and evaluation consultancy BYP Group. Jackie has a PhD (Creative Writing) from the University of New South Wales, a University Medal, BA (First Class Honours) from the University of Queensland, a Masters of Theology from The New Seminary and a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Media from the University of Melbourne.

Session 1: The future of funding

Sophie Cunningham AM, esteemed author, editor and publisher

Sophie Cunningham AM is an author, former publisher and editor, co-founder of the Stella Prize and is now an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University’s Non/fiction Lab. In 2019 Sophie Cunningham was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her contributions to literature.

Session 5: Art and the Anthropocene

Shelagh Magadza, Executive Director Chamber of Arts and Culture WA

Shelagh is Executive Director of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA, which promotes the value of arts and culture across all spheres of society and the economy. Shelagh Magadza has had an extensive career as an Artistic Director and Producer of major events and festivals.

Session 1: The future of funding

José Roca, Curator
Sydney Biennale (2022)

José Roca is the Artistic Director of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022). He is a curator and Artistic Director of FLORA ars+natura, curator of the LARA collection, Singapore. He was the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate, London (2012-2015)

Session 5: Art and the Anthropocene

Brian Ritchie, curator of MONA FOMA and former bassist of the Violent Femmes

Brian Ritchie is Music Curator at MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) and organiser of their FOMA (Festival of Music and Art) which has won the coveted Helpmann Award for Best Contemporary Music Festival three times. Ritchie is a multi-faceted musician who first came to international prominence as bassist to the Violent Femmes. 

Session 2: Celebrating the hyperlocal

Louise Bezzina, Artistic Director of Brisbane Festival and founder of Bleach* festival


Louise Bezzina is Artistic Director of Brisbane Festival and the founder of Bleach* Festival. She was named as an inspiring woman at the Commonwealth Games in 2018, as Gold Coast Woman of the Year in 2019 and as the 2019 Young Alumnus Award for Griffith University.

Session 2: Celebrating the hyperlocal

Ana Tiwary,
Diversity in Australian Media 

Ana Tiwary is a Sydney based producer/director and runs the production company indiVisual films, which specialises in multicultural stories. She has recently joined the Australian Directors' Guild as Strategy and Development Executive and created the online community Diversity in Australian Media.

Session 3: Creating culturally safe arts spaces

Dawn Casey, former director of the National Museum of Australia

Dawn Casey is a Tagalaka traditional owner from North Queensland. Dawn has held positions as Director of the Western Australian Museum, Powerhouse Museum and National Museum of Australia. Dawn’s career also includes a number of key executive positions in the Public Sector in areas including.

Session 3: Creating culturally safe arts spaces

Gayle Kennedy, writer, editor and disability advocate

Gayle was Indigenous Editor/Writer at Streetwize Comics, has published eleven novels with Oxford University Press and her poetry collection, Koori Girl Goes Shoppin, was shortlisted for several awards. Gayle has presented at writers’ festivals and NAIDOC events, plus nationally and internationally on her experience with polio and disability in general.

Session 4: Post-pivot digital and access

Madeleine Little, recipient: 2019 Arts Access Australia National Leadership Award

Session 4: Post-pivot digital and access

Madeleine Little is a performer, theatre maker, writer and access consultant. Madeleine has been awarded the inaugural Stella Young Award (2018) and the inaugural National Leadership Award from Arts Access Australia (2019). She is currently the Festival Director of Undercover Artist Festival.

Hanna Cormick, performing artist, curator of PLATFORM Live

Session 4: Post-pivot digital and access

Hanna Cormick is a professional actress who works in a variety of fields including screen, stage, and interdisciplinary art. She is a graduate of the NIDA Young Actors Studio and Charles Sturt University’s Acting (Screen & Stage) degree. She is a founding member of the acclaimed interdisciplinary arts group Last Man To Die.

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