4 days, 46 practitioners, 60 open space sessions, 15 meals, 150 cups of coffee … Meta-Meta was attended by practitioners from Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Australia, Cambodia, Germany and the UK. Participants ranged from arts leaders, managers, CCD practitioners, live art performers, artists, community development workers, social planners and consultants. Meta-Meta was a mixed bag of critical dialogue, presentations, ideas, intercultural exchange and discussion.
Some of the topics explored throughout Meta-Meta included:
- Professional Development needs for Arts Managers
- Social Media + Digital Communications
- The Role of Arts & Culture in Disaster Recovery
- Interactive/Participatory Art Practice – Intercultural Exchange, Touring, Residencies
- Censorship in Indonesian Arts
- Beyond Static – Recasting Cultural Mapping
- Leadership Challenges. Peer /Collaborative methods for Problem Solving
- Contemporary Intercultural CCD Practice: What is it? How are we working? What does it look like? How are we defining CCD?
- The role of a board in an arts organisation
Thank you to all who participated and to those agencies, organisations and funders who supported people to attend.
We are currently discussing the where-to-from-here for 2013-14 and, if you would like to stay in touch with us (and we don’t already have your details), please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you at MM 2013! Stay tuned for the next exciting episode 🙂
Performance by Papermoon Puppet Theatre
Some Meta-Meta background
Meta-Meta is a retreat for practitioners in community cultural development, intercultural and socially engaged practice.
Mid-career professionals working across Australia, Indonesia and South-East Asia will meet with other intercultural innovators who work across faiths, genders, nationalities, economies, cultures of origin, generations and abilities.
Why are we doing this?
From the remote communities of Australia, to the politically diverse nations of South East Asia, to natural disasters that cross borders, practitioners working on creative-led social change face common issues. This event creates space for:
- Critical dialogues with documented outcomes.
- Open Space exploration of practice-based issues including participant-led workshops.
- Conversations around professional sustainability, reflection and collaboration.
- Safe space to meet with peers, colleagues and friends, creating time in your year to get into rich, productive discussions that expand your work.
- Focus on peer learning for mid-career practitioners, as there isn’t currently a professional development or exchange opportunity for practitioners at this level.
Why should you attend?
Meta-Meta gathers peers and colleagues to generate new networks, collaborations, evaluative frameworks and shared language. Join conversations about those questions you are asking about your work, and raise your own agendas in an open space dialogue. Listen to and be heard by people with relevant experience and perspectives.