The Creative Exchange (formerly, the Expert Program) is your gateway to the latest trends, topics and news shaping the sector today. Launched in April 2014, The Creative Exchange has attracted close to 40 national and international experts from across arts, culture, screen and design. Covering a wide  range of topics that are both relevant and thought-provoking, these free monthly events are open to anyone currently working in the creative industries with a keen interest in the most up-to-date information from right across the sector. Hear from industry experts, and discover new networking opportunities  at The Creative Exchange. We look forward to welcoming you at our next event.

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    Next Event

    Connecting Australians: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey

    When: Thursday, 21 September 2017
    Time: 3.00pm-4.30pm (doors open from 2.45)
    Location: the Cube, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Flinders Street, Melbourne
    Cost: Free, but bookings are essential

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    Do we really think artists should have total freedom of expression? How is the digital revolution changing the way we experience and share art? How much do we create and participate in the arts, and which ones do we favour? How do they impact our communities? Do the arts matter to individual Australians?

    Connecting Australians: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey , conducted by the Australia Council for the Arts, provides a comprehensive picture of Australians’ evolving relationship with the arts in their daily lives.

    In this presentation, Lisa Walsh (Director of Research and Knowledge Management, Australia Council for the Arts), will highlight findings that capture the value of the arts to Australians; their attitudes, views about the impact of the arts, their propensity to donate time or money to the arts – and much more.

    About Lisa Walsh

    Lisa joined the Australia Council for the Arts in 2016 as Director, Research and Knowledge Management. Prior to this appointment, Lisa was Head of Audience Research at the ABC for 13 years and was a member of the ABC’s Senior Executive.

    Lisa has worked in market and social research for close to three decades. She holds a Masters in Applied Science (UTS), Graduate Diploma in Change Management (AGSM) and an Honours degree in Geography (Sydney University).

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