Enjoyed a fabulous evening tonight dissecting the the pathways to ‘Inclusive Workplaces for Better Organisational Outcomes’, run by Deakin University Arts Management. This was a conversation focused on diversifying organisational practice and audience engagement- both sorely lacking across the arts sector in this country.
Sonia Lindsay, leading expert on culture and change and former Executive Director HR at Arts Centre Melbourne delivered a powerful keynote. 
Panel members included: Tasneem Chopra (author, consultant and curator), Shona Barrett (CEO, Melbourne Writers Festival), Nkechi Anele (frontperson of band Saskwatch) and Dr Anne Kershaw (lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management, Deakin University).
Issues canvassed included , creating platforms for diverse expertise, realistic/equitable organisational diversity targets, dismantling structural racism& tokenism, acknowledging that genuine representation requires disruption which may cause discomfort- AND THATS OKAY ??
A brilliant evening- congrats to Dr Amanda Cole and team for curating this event. Change begins with us. 

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