The AFU30 Symposium, led by independent artist Sara Strachan, is a key project of the four-year Arts Front initiative from Feral Arts. Arts Front supports artists to take the lead in shaping the future of culture and the arts in Australia, offering the challenge: what should culture and the arts in Australia look like in 2030, and how do we go about making our visions a reality?
The Symposium will see 100 young and emerging artists aged 18-30 converge in sunny Newcastle, NSW for three days of art-making, conversations, skills development and future visioning. Running September 26-28, it occurs at an exciting time in the City of Newcastle, leading up to This is Not Art – one of Australia’s leading contemporary and emerging arts festivals. Delegates can extend their stay in Newcastle and immerse themselves in a weekend of free arts and cultural activities with artists from around the country.
Delegates will be selected to ensure a geographical spread, diversity in artistic practice, cultural diversity, and perceived career benefits of the Symposium. Travel and accommodation bursaries are also available based on location.
Please see attached the media release with further details for you to share: AFU 30 Media Release