2021 Kolyang Creative Hub | Week 3

Small-group discussion

Ensemble-based Companies

What are the advantages and disadvantages of an ensemble-based company model?
Could major and small-to-medium performing arts companies have a core ensemble of performers and creatives? How would this work? How flexible could it be? How could it be inclusive and diverse? What would it cost? How would it be funded?

GUESTS:
Humphrey Bower (independent theatre-maker)
Arielle Gray (Core artist – The Last Great Hunt)
Guy Boyce (General Manager – Sensorium Theatre)

DATE: Tue 15 June
TIME: 2pm-3.15pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre, upstairs foyer

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Creating Art That’s Not Tokenistic

Join us for a discussion about what makes a creative space culturally safe, how to manage expectations of cultural representation, and examining some positive frameworks for productive relationships and creativity!

DATE: Tue 15 June
TIME: 3.30pm – 4.45pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre, upstairs foyer

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The Long Game  – Sustainable careers

How do they do it? A discussion with long-practicing independent artists on how they’ve sustained and continue to sustain their career in the Arts – the challenges, the joys, the warts and their antidotes.

DATE: Wed 16 June
TIME: 10am to 11.45am
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre

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Audience Accessibility

Following on from our Week 2 conversation on Disability Identity and Pride, this is an action-focussed discussion on how financially limited artists & arts organisations can work to make their performances and processes more accessible.

Facilitated by Sam Nerida and Bruno Booth

DATE: Wed 16 June
TIME: 2pm – 3:15pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre

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Small-group Action: Small changes to make it better, starting today

A workshop in which we work towards a Code of Operation that artists and arts administrators adhere to, with achievable, actionable items that we can all start doing TODAY. Organisations and artists working together to decide on ways of working that are just better for us all… you know, like how we all just started paying super when we never did before.

Facilitated by Libby Klysz

DATE: Wed 16 June
TIME: 3pm to 4.45pm
Studio, Subiaco Arts Centre

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Artists within orgs – who’s doing it?

Let’s unpack some examples we have within WA where artists are working within organisations. What can we learn from each other? Join members of The Last Great Hunt & Rachael Whitworth (Kolyang Creative Hub) and anyone present to talk about their experiences.

Facilitated by Mel Cantwell

DATE: Thur 17 June
TIME: 10am – 11.15am
VENUE: Upstairs foyer, Subiaco Arts Centre

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Collective Initiatives for Environmental Sustainability

Is there a way to ensure we share and prioritise environmental sustainability in the WA arts sector? Let’s sit and talk about ways we can collectively commit to environmental policies, procedures and sharing practical knowledge throughout the arts ecosystem.

Facilitated by Jamie David & James Berlyn

DATE: Thur 17 June
TIME: 11am to 12.45pm
VENUE: upstairs foyer, Subiaco Arts Centre

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Panel Conversation

Equity & Inclusion in our Performing Arts spaces

Investigating new models and pathways that are working towards truly reflecting the diversity of contemporary Australia on our stages. Hear from some national leaders about their long-term vision in supporting the development of exciting new artists and creating authentic experiences that connect to new audiences.

GUESTS
Zohar Spatz (La Boite Theatre, Brisbane)
Jade Lillie (Australia Council for the Arts)

DATE: Thur 17 June
TIME: 2pm-4pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre, main auditorium

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Practice sharing & workshops

Devising Solo Work from Objects and Images

This workshop will be a direct reflection of Talya’s practice as a performance maker and aims to spark new pathways in your own creative work. Open to artists of all disciplines, participants will be given a series of objects and images to prompt ideas and piece together narratives as one would a dream. Most of all, everyone will be encouraged to create in ways that are meaningful to them.

We will do some warm-up exercises and then dive into a making process involving different stations around the room, the workshop will culminate in showing a short work that emerges or sharing in the process.

Bring one object from your home that has resonance or presence to you and that you don’t mind someone else handling.

FACILITATED BY:
Talya Rubin (Performance-maker)

*Limited to 20 people

DATE: Tue 15 June
TIME: 10am to 12pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre

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All Sounds: improvised music for everyone

Playing free improvisation is something anyone can do, regardless of their musical background – it’s a kind of music where no sounds are forbidden, and all sounds made during an improvisation become part of the music. For me, this practice helped me find a relationship with making sound connected more to deep truths about myself and the way I listen & sense, away from the rigidity of many conventional musical systems and the “I’ll never be good enough”-anxiety associated with learning them. I would like to offer some gentle pathways for you to learn about and play this music and engage with or extend your own innate musicality through it.

Please feel free to bring an instrument if you have one you like playing, or otherwise, you can bring your voice, one or more found objects that make sound, or just whatever comes to mind.

FACILITATED BY:
Josten Myburgh (Musician)

*Limited to 35 people

DATE: Thur 17 June
TIME: 10am to 12pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre

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In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.