Arts makers, community orgs and thinkers across sectors, abilities and cultures came together to envisage the future of Arts and Culture in Australia and beyond, by asking ourselves what role we want arts and culture to have in our world in 2030, and importantly, how do we get there. Conversations about creating sustainable arts economy which can exist independently of the capitalist model, the concept of 'decolonisation' and a desire from everyone for first nations people to be central in arts and culture policy were central concerns of the conference.
Arts Front was free and offered financial assistance for those who came from far away. Many sessions could be accessed online and still can be here: http://artsfront.com
You can also see the open space sessions nominated by attendees and some dot points written about their outcome here: http://artsfront.com/open-space-sessions/
Basically Arts front is open for anyone to be involved and have a say, you can join up on the website and put up a profile and be part of the next Arts Front. Together we can make arts and culture central to life, and subvert the neo-liberalist system we are currently subjected to which is eroding life in all it's forms across the world. If you are making art, you cannot make war. It is that simple. Our society can flourish only if arts and culture is at it's core. Arts Front is a movement which is reclaiming the value of arts and culture, and organising around how to raise awareness of that value in order to create a world which is harmonious and flourishing.