[csaa-forum] Co-Creative Communities - November 8 and 9, ACMI, Melbourne
mhedmond at unimelb.edu.au
Fri Sep 28 14:19:54 CST 2012
*Co-Creative Communities: Storytelling Futures for Community Arts and Media*
Thursday 8 November – Friday 9 November, ACMI, Melbourne, Australia
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the Queensland
University of Technology (QUT) are hosting a one-day forum and lab which
will bring together storytellers, broadcasters, filmmakers, artists,
activists, cultural workers and researchers to discuss the challenges and
opportunities that digital convergence and participatory media present for
Panellists include Sam Gregory, Program Director of the leading human
rights agency WITNESS; Sue Schardt, Executive Director of the innovative
US-based public media organisation the Association of Independents in
Radio; Scott Rankin, writer/director and Creative Director of award-winning
arts and social change organisation Big hART; Mimi Pickering, award-winning
documentary filmmaker and community media Director at the celebrated
Appalshop in Kentucky, USA; and many others.
Full program available here:
Storytelling Futures for Community Arts and Media
Thursday 8 November – Friday 9 November 2012, ACMI, Melbourne, Australia
How are community media and arts organisations responding to the challenge
of digital convergence? What is the role of storytelling and storytellers
in this evolving landscape?
This two-day event brings together storytellers, broadcasters, filmmakers,
artists, cultural workers, activists and researchers to discuss the
challenges and opportunities that digital convergence and participatory
media present for communities.
*DAY 1 Forum - Thursday 8 November, 8.30am - 5pm***
*Broadcast Yourself?: *Find out how public and community media innovators
are responding to the challenges, changes and potential of participatory
media. Speakers include Sue Schardt (Association of Independents in Radio,
USA) Cath Dwyer (ABC Open), Jodie Bell (Goolarri Media Enterprises), Kath
Letch (Community Broadcasting Association of Australia) and Indu
Balachandran (Information & Cultural Exchange).
*Impact Effects Evaluation: *Leading researchers, practitioners and
activists discuss the different models and best practice principles for
working with communities to help tell their stories and creative positive
change. Speakers include Sam Gregory (WITNESS, USA), Mimi Pickering
(Appalshop, USA), Andrew Lowenthal (EngageMedia), Dr. Lachlan MacDowall
(University of Melbourne) and Change Media.
*Platforms & Publics: *Explore how arts and media organisations are
connecting with communities across new platforms, and how they might
harness the power of next generation broadband. Speakers include Feral
Arts, Assoc Prof. Jean Burgess (QUT), Colin Griffith (Australian Centre for
Broadband Innovation) and Helen Simondson (ACMI).
*Storytelling Futures: *We consider the enduring appeal of storytelling,
the role of the storyteller and storytelling institutions in a changing
media landscape, and the importance of community-based storytelling.
Speakers include Prof. John Hartley (Curtin University), Scott Rankin (Big
hART), Jesse Cox (All The Best, FBi) and Elias Nohra (CuriousWorks).
To book tickets to the forum and to download the full program visit
*DAY 2 Co-Creative Media Exchange - Friday 9 November, 10am- 2pm*
A half-day lab for selected participants to workshop new projects; receive
feedback, advice and support from our national and international speakers;
participate in peer-to-peer mentoring; and make new connections across
community arts and media.
Participation is via application. For more information on how to get
involved or to register your interest in the lab,email
digitalstorytelling at acmi.net.au
This event is presented by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image
(ACMI) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in partnership
with the Australian Research Council, the Australia Council for the Arts,
Goolarri Media Enterprises, Swinburne University of Technology, Curtin
University, 31 Digital and the Community Broadcasting Association of
*Senior Research Assistant,*
*Digital Storytelling and Co-Creative Media*
[part time, Thursday and Friday]
Australian Centre for the Moving Image | Queensland University of Technology
www.acmi.net.au | Digital Storytelling at
[direct phone] 61 3 8663 2496 [fax] 61 3 8663 2511
[email] maura.edmond at acmi.net.au
[street address] Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne
[postal address] PO Box 14, Flinders Lane VIC 8009, Australia
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