GENERATE // ETHICS + SELF-DETERMINATION
Authorship and ownership – ensuring your work is best practice
Good intentions are simply not enough. How can you develop programs and engage with communities in ways that ensure sustainable and respectful, self-determined relationships and experiences. Join Tania Cañas (RISE Refugees) and friends to explore what ‘nothing about us, without us’ means in the context of arts, culture and community engagement.
GENERATE is FCAC’s professional development series in contemporary community engaged practice. Be informed about best practice in the industry, and develop your leadership skills for social change.
WHEN: Friday 24 August, 9:30am – 1:30pm
VENUE: Jack Kennedy Room
COST: SHORT BURST* (4 hour workshop)
4 hour workshop (morning or afternoon tea included)
SHORT BURST (Single) $240
SHORT BURST TRIO (3 workshops) $600
SHORT BURST (Single) $80
SHORT BURST TRIO (3 workshops) $180
For the SHORT BURST TRIO package, use promo code TRIO at checkout.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Tania Cañas
Tania is Melbourne-based arts professional with experience in performance, cultural development, events, communication and research. She is currently a research candidate at the Centre for Cultural Partnerships at The University of Melbourne, and a member of the Editorial Board at the International Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal/ PTO Inc.
Her research focuses on applied theatre as self-actualization and self-determination and has presented at conferences both nationally and internationally: including the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, University of California, Berkeley and Australian conferences such as the Community Identity and Displacement Network seminars as well as the Cultural Space, Theatricality and the performance of Asia in Australia Conference. For the last year Tania has been working with RISE and NMIT to develop a series of Forum Theatre workshops with students who are recent migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
Her first international arts residency took place in October 2013, where she worked in Northern Ireland with internationally renowned community theatre practitioner Hector Aristizábal (Founder and Artistic Director of ImaginAction) in collaboration with Playhouse from Derry. The residency investigated the use of theatre for social change in Northern Ireland and involved working in two operational prisons, a youth and an LGBT community group.
Her one-scene monologue script ‘Untouchable’ was published with Currency Press Australia 2013. Tania is also Multicultural Arts Victoria/Melbourne Theatre Company CONNECT Ambassador for 2014
1- Kosuth, Self-described and Self-defined, 1965, Image courtesy of Museu Coleção Berardo