Opening Doors in Peoples Heads

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Opening Doors in Peoples Heads

  1. 1. Opening Doors in Peoples Heads Strategic and industry networking in the creative industries Presenters: Denise Andrews Paul Jenkins Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts
  2. 2. ACPA … A Quick Tour
  3. 3. ACPA Performances
  4. 4. Why these projects? Three projects conducted in 2007: 1. Skills Dev’t for VET Practitioners 2. Industry Training Networks 3. Strategic Management All projects targeted greater ACPA integration with industry/government
  5. 5. Industry networking <ul><li>Aim: To engage new/current industry partners in ways that create employment </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology / Approach: Action research based on open networking theories </li></ul><ul><li>Key Events: Staff Feedback; Networking forum; follow up meetings; staff reflections </li></ul>
  6. 6. Strategic Management <ul><li>Aim: Seek input from sector leaders of effective strategies for ACPA relevant to policy/industry needs </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology/Approach: Action Research; Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Key Events: Board direction setting; Individual Discussions; CISC partnership; ACPA Symposium; Follow up meetings </li></ul>
  7. 7. Major Outcomes <ul><li>Effectiveness of open networking model for performing arts & VET </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic industry support for integrated production/education model </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic branding of ACPA pivotal </li></ul><ul><li>ACPA leadership vital for industry engagement with graduates and alumni </li></ul>
  8. 8. Relevance - RTF/Theory <ul><li>Methodological validation supports practical action research approach </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses COAG agenda via employability through better relationships and increased responsiveness to industry </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance to program through integrated delivery of projects </li></ul><ul><li>Reframing supports best practice </li></ul>
  9. 9. Project Feedback <ul><li>The viability of the Performing Arts and ACPA will rely on building an audience to consume the product. </li></ul><ul><li>The importance (…to ACPA…) of developing quality performance products as a vehicle for ACPA students and graduates… Increasing participation …with the professional arts sector. (Also) recognising the significant and actual potential national and international demand for indigenous dance and music. </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of exciting possibilities…You need to partner with industry to place you closer to the audience and consumers. </li></ul><ul><li>ACPA as a training organisation needs to focus on its strengths, not over extend itself, and produce multi skilled graduates with realistic aspirations. Explore the potential for creating not just artists but creative entrepreneurs – exploit linkages/partnerships within/outside the arts industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t work alone – there are many public and private organisations which share your goals and will support you…. A lot of exciting possibilities…You need to partner with industry to place you closer to the audience and consumers. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank You Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts 27 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane Qld P:07 3846 7211 F: 07 3846 7311 E: CEO@acpa.net .au W: www.acpa.net.au

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