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Elizabeth trained as an actor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and worked as a professional performer for over 16 years before commencing at Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) in 2004 as the Project Officer, Young People and the Arts. From 2006 -2008 she worked as Senior Policy Officer, Young People and Education. During this period she worked on evaluation and consultation for the Young People and the Arts Policy, developed a proposal to secure $280,000 in funding from the Australia Council for the Arts for the Artist in Residence Initiative (AIR) currently in its second year and maintained the strategic Creative Connections partnership between DCA and the Department of Education. From 2009 onwards she worked on a number of strategic programs including a period as Senior Project Officer working on implementation of the Major Production Fund and the review of the Literary Awards. Elizabeth was appointed to the role of Manager Programs at DCA in 2011. She has a First Class Honours degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Western Australia and a Diploma in Performing Arts, Theatre from WAAPA.
A bit like railway gauges, every state seems to have its own idiosyncracies and variations when it comes to youth arts one may argue they are overdue for a refresh.
This panel will profile existing models and discuss the state of the nation's respective approaches to youth arts policy. Then engage the audience in an interactive discussion about what they perceive as crucial to an effective model for youth arts policy.Read full summary