New Ground Rising | Drama Australia National Conference
The Drama Australia Conference will be held in Perth from Friday 10th-Sunday 12th February 2017. These dates coincide with two of Western Australia’s largest Arts festivals: The Perth Fringe Festival and Perth International Arts Festival.
The conference theme focuses on the ‘grassroots’ establishment and growth of the Arts industry in Western Australia, including the interactive relationship between the Arts, community and the mining sector in the State. We will explore the development of new drama works, and evolution of arts education across the nation, impacted by our unique physical, cultural and economic background. The conference will also delve into our past in an attempt to return to our roots, remember our history and ‘unearth’ the foundation of a thriving and evolving Arts, and Arts education, landscape.
The Conference will have something to offer to all Drama educators, from primary and secondary teachers, to academics and researchers. The event will offer a dynamic program, including workshops, papers, panel discussions and informal ‘coffee mornings’ with leaders and innovators in our field. The Conference will take place across multiple venues in the Perth CBD, and provide delegates with an opportunity to truly engage with our vibrant city.
New Ground Rising is shaping up to be an exciting and lively event, incorporating presentations from national, and global, practitioners. We look forward to seeing you there!
Friday 10th February 2017 – Welcome event & first keynote (optional extra)
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th February 2017 – Conference
Saturday 11th February 2017 – Rooftop sundowner event at St. George’s Anglican Grammar School (Optional Extra)