The program for the 2015 Regional Stakeholder Forum is under development. Some presentations and speakers may change.

The forum will take place in the theatrette on level 2 of the Powerhouse Museum.

8.15–9.00 am Registration
9.00–9.15 am Welcome: Rose Hiscock, Director, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Welcome to Country

Introduction: Deborah Vaughan, Regional Program Producer, MAAS


Session 1: Arts activating regional museums and communities

9.15–9.20 am Intro: Elizabeth Rogers: Chief Executive Officer, Regional Arts NSW
Update on the National Regional Arts conference 2016
9.20–9.40 am Vic McEwan: Artistic Director: The Cad Factory; NSW Regional Arts Fellow
Activated Communities
9.40–9.50 am Questions
9.50 – 10.00 am Andrew Gray, General Manager, South East Arts
Arts Activating Museums
10.05–10.15 am Caroline Downer: Regional Development Officer, Arts North West
pARTicipate: a practical guide to developing the visitor experience
10.15–10.45 am Morning tea


Session 2: Update on the new NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Framework

Intro: Lily Katakouzinos, Head of Programs, MAAS
10.45–11.05 am Michael Brealey: Director Policy & Strategy, Arts NSW
The new NSW Arts and Cultural Policy
11.05–11.15 am Questions


Session 3: Fundraising and crowdfunding

Intro: Tamara Lavrencic, Museums & Galleries of NSW
11.15–11.40 am Elliott Bledsoe, Communications Manager, Queensland Writers Centre
Working the crowd: crowdfunding basics
11.40–11.45 pm Question time
11.45–12.05 pm Harlan Hall, Volunteer, Berrima District Museum
All you have to do is ask
12.05–12.15 pm Questions
12.15–12.30 pm The Hon. Troy Grant, MP (to be confirmed)
Deputy Premier, Minister for Justice and Police, Minister for the Arts, and Minister for Racing
Welcome and observations
12.30–1.30 pm Lunch


Session 4: Regional museums engendering tourism

Intro: Tamara Lavrencic
1.30–1.50 pm Brett Dunlop: Director Museums, The Sovereign Hill Museums Association
New Gold Mountain: the Chinese Tourist Market
1.50–1.55 pm Question time
1.55–2.15 pm Debbie Sommers: Volunteer, Port Macquarie Museum
Turning the Invisible into the Visible
2.15–2.25 pm Kevin Williams: Regional Arts Development Officer, Arts Mid North Coast
Cultural Tourism… That Means You!
2.25–2.30 pm  Questions
2.30–2.50 pm Afternoon tea


Session 5: What’s new and keeping it new

Intro: Deborah Vaughan
2.50–3.10 pm Marcus Hughes Indigenous Program Producer, MAAS
Breaking the spear
3.10–3.20 pm Questions
3.20–3.30 pm Fiona MacDonald, Volunteer, Kandos Museum
Artist Run Museum
3.30–3.50 pm Jacqui Hemsley: Director, Murray Art Museum Albury
The new MAMA
3.50–4.00 pm Questions
4.00 pm Closing remarks: Deborah Vaughan

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