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Digital diversity

Jul 01, 2021

Think Inside the Square – episode 9

Topic: Digital Diversity: How important is diverse representation across our digital platforms?

Date: Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm (Sydney time)

Join host, Celia Pavelieff: Director of Marketing and Communications at the Australia Council for the Arts, in this online conversation with industry experts, artists and digital adaptors.

Guest panelists:

Damien Webb: Manager of the Indigenous Engagement Branch, State Library of NSW. Damien’s previous work with the State Library of WA focused on digital keeping places and the return of Aboriginal collections through the successful Storylines project. With an academic background in Human Rights his passion is ensuring that archives and libraries are equipped to decolonize and interrogate their collections, and to work with Aboriginal communities to ensure their voices and collections are recognised and preserved.

Morwenna Collett: Equality/diversity/inclusion advocate, Arts/disability/accessibility consultant

An accomplished leader, consultant and facilitator with 15 years experience in government, arts, not for profit and university sectors, Morwenna has worn the hats of CEO, senior management team member, project manager, lecturer, researcher, trainer and advisor.

Deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, Morwenna is sought after for her expertise in the fields of the arts, disability and accessibility, with her work influenced by her own lived experience as a musician with disability. She has helped transform approaches to diversity for a wide range of organisations, including the Unlimited Commissions Programme (UK), Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Art Gallery NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art, Blacktown Arts Centre and the Australia Council for the Arts.  She has also developed national programs and initiatives, contributed to significant pieces of national arts and disability policy, raised funding from new revenue streams and expanded organisations into new areas.

Bec Reid and Tristan Meecham: All the Queens Men

All The Queens Men (ATQM) collaborate with communities of all shapes, sizes, and identities to produce transformative creative experiences that champion equality, social health, and human connection. Led by Tristan Meecham and Bec Reid, the Company values radical optimism, pride, activism, generosity and respect.

Ian RT Colless: Australia Council Custodianship Program’s Facilitator & Program Manger

Ian is a from the Dharabuladh (Therabluat) clan of the Gundungurra people, and a mixture of Irish and Walsh heritage. He is the Grandson of the late Aunty Dawn Colless who made many milestones, awarded the Australian Centenary Medal (a Federal award to honour people who have made a contribution to Australian society or government), and chosen to be a torchbearer for the 2000, XXVII Olympiad in the Blue Mountains.

About the series

This weekly online conversation has been developed for the Arts and creative industry: digital support facebook group. Every week, industry experts, artists and digital adaptors will join the panel to discuss solutions and ideas that inform the industry.

This series has been designed to answer the needs of the group and as the circumstances change day by day, so do the most important topics.

Watch the webinar recording