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Western Riverina Arts and Eastern Riverina Arts

DREAM BIG is back, an annual one day event for anyone involved in the arts, cultural and community development in the Riverina region and beyond.

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT is the theme and once again we promise to inspire and inform you, with big ideas and practical solutions to connecting with your communities.

Whether you are an artist into community-based projects,  a cultural organisation wanting to attract new audiences or volunteers or a council wanting to expand your cultural program, thenDREAM BIG is for you.

Designed for anyone involved in cultural, community and economic development; for artists, progress associations, and community groups. Dream Big is an opportunity to spend a day listening to a superb line-up of speakers who have been there and done it before – whether its a large-scale project or a grass-roots idea that just couldn’t be stopped.

Keynote Address 1

The first keynote speaker will be Tim McGarry, Co-Artistic Director Monkey Baa Theatre. Tim is an ex-Coota boy and now leader of one of the country’s premier arts companies for young people. Tim will leading off the afternoon session with an inspiring presentation on the value of the arts for young people

So You Have a Venue. Now what?

Nikita Agzarian, the General Manager of one of Sydney’s newest venues Giant Dwarf will lead a panel on clever ways to program your venue and develop new audiences. Panel includes Orana Arts Executive Officer, Alicia Leggett, one of the key people involved in the conversion of an old fire station in Dubbo to an arts space and Elise Magrath, the operations manager atThe Arts Centre, Cootamundra.

The New Workshop.

Across the country, the workshop is really hitting its stride.  Whether its a crafternoon, wearable electronics or distilling your own gin, the things on offer are expanding as people look for ways to find community connections and exchange knowledge.  Jeff McCann from Cardigan Threads Collective will give us a glimpse into the new world of workshops while offering a little hands on activity as well.

Fantastic Five

A rapid-fire session highlight five fantastic projects in our region. Do you have a great project you want to share? Get in touch now.  

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