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Creating Space for Culture – Masterclass

21 June @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Joint hosts City of Melbourne, City of Sydney and City of Perth bring to Melbourne Tim Jones and Assaf Weisz from Artscape Canada .

Artscape has been providing expert advice to the World Cities Cultural Forum and authored the seminal Making Space for Culture handbook.

This masterclass will leverage Artscape’s expertise on creative placemaking to explore how participants can make space for cultural and creative infrastructure, understand cultural policy strategies, and improve local capacity for a resilient arts & culture sector.

The masterclass will feature key insights from experts in the field and is an event not to be missed.

Date And Time
Fri., 21 June 2019 9:30 am – 4:30 pm AEST

Tickets $49.50 on sale from 10am Tuesday 21 May until 11.30pm Wednesday 12 June.


Registration and refreshments, 9.30am

Welcome and introduction, 10am

Session 1: Scene setter for Australia

Learning outcomes: An understanding of how creative spaces and culture are defined in VIC / Australia. First Nations considerations in the development of creative space.

Session 2: An overview of making spaces for culture planning framework

An overview of creating spaces for culture planning framework and global case studies

Learning outcomes: An understanding of the key levers and important factors that support creation of spaces for culture and global examples.

Session 3: Case studies session and workshop

Understanding your LGA’s cultural infrastructure strength and weaknesses

Learning outcomes: An understanding of the World Cities Culture Forum’s three strategies for ‘Making Space for Culture’ through Australian case studies and understanding of your LGA’s current status.

Lunch (provided)

Session 4: Developing your business case

Learning outcomes: An understanding of the process and information required to develop and obtain internal buy in for a cultural strategy

Session 5: Q&A and key insights

Learning outcome: An understanding of the key insights from the day.

Afternoon Tea Break (provided)

Session 6: Opportunities and priorities workshop

Learning outcome: An understanding of your LGA’s gaps when analysed against the World Cities Culture Framework.


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21 June
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Economic Development Australia


Sir Redmond Barry Room
Level 46, 55 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC Australia
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0467 217 997