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Diversity in Practice Panel Discussion

This event is a panel featuring industry insiders who will be discussing Diversity in Practice: the journey toward making our media landscape more representative.

Can I book now?

Yes, if you could like to book for Diversity in Practice on Wednesday 13 June, please visit Eventbrite right here.

Why is this issue important?

The workforce of Australia’s media and screen industries is becoming increasingly diverse, leading to exciting creative collaborations and opportunities. However, many insiders still don’t understand why diversity is important and how to do it well. Our cultural heritages and lived experiences influence the way we think, talk and tell stories. However, our systems have a long way to go to recognise the true value of diversity in relation to creative work. As a result, practitioners from diverse backgrounds may find it hard to get a foot in the door, and those who have made it in may struggle to have their voices heard.

We need to keep working on making our media landscape more representative, and doing it well. Let’s get it right in theory, as well as in practice. It’s time for ‘Diversity 2.0’.

Join the panel of industry insiders for a lively discussion that explores how change can occur within organisations.

How will it benefit me?

For individual practitioners, learn how to thrive and understand the value of your cultural capital. Gain an appreciation of how building personal and professional support networks can sustain your creativity and career.

Who is organising this?

This event is organised by the Diversity in Australian Media group, which represents different cultures, ethnicities, religions, genders, abilities, classes, ages & LGBTQI voices. The event supporters are Accessible Arts, Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Contemporary Asian Australian Performance, Diversity Arts Australia and Women In Film and Television NSW. Diversity in Practice is part of the Vivid Ideas program that’s exploring fresh thinking across tech, design and culture.

What about access for Diversity in Practice?

This event will be wheelchair accessible and Auslan interpreted.

What are the details?

This event will take place on Wednesday 13 June from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney. Tickets are between $22 and $32.

In advance

We invite you to read Forum will highlight the battle for screen diversity published on the Inside Film website.

How do I book?

You can visit Eventbrite right here.

This page was first published on 8 June 2018.

When: 13/06/2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Vivid Ideas Exchange
Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney 2000
Access information:
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