The final program for the Regional Arts Australia Conference in Dubbo, NSW has just been released and is jam packed with panels, keynotes and workshops. Presented every two years in a different state, this year's conference is called Artlands and it is shaping up to be a massive event with some great presenters and some great art experiences on offer.
Key presenters for this year's conference include Ruth Rentschler, Professor of Arts and Cultural Leadership, Associate Dean Research Education, University of South Australia, Clive Parkinson, Arts for Health, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and Skinder Hundal, Chief Executive, New Art Exchange, Nottingham (UK). The conference themes are regeneration, connectedness and emergence with many, many great artists, academics and arts workers from all over the country included in this years program. The Artlands Festival, which sits alongside the conference program is still under wraps but with Greg Pritchard from Natimuk Fringe fame at the helm, it is expected to be a spectacle.
The conference is on from the 27 - 30 October and early bird registrations are still available until the 19 August. For further information or to register http://artlands.com.au