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What roles do creativity and the arts play in inspiring change? Can they help reimagine and create a better world? Can artistic communities create cultural movements? How do we more sustainably share culture from opposite sides of the world?

This one-day event brings together the arts and sciences to discuss the way forward over the next defining decade. Expanding on themes of regeneration, the power of storytelling, decarbonisation and whether it's possible to party with the planet. Conversations with leading voices explore future challenges and opportunities afforded by championing creativity to educate, inspire and mobilise climate action.

The line-up includes:

Damon Gameau, filmmaker (2040), author and environmental educator
Rona Glynn-McDonald, proud Kaytetye woman from Central Australia and founder and CEO of Common Ground
Tiahni Adamson, First Nations youth environmental activist and state coordinator of Seed
Berish Bilander, composer, musician and CEO at Green Music Australia
Sharni Honor, creator of award-winning travelling backyard festival series The Porch Sessions and co-director of Summertown Studio
Jess Scully, author, arts curator and Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney
Alison Tickell, founder of Julie’s Bicycle (live streamed from the UK)

Full program launching January 2022

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