The Arts and Arts Education in Crisis

5-7pm Monday 2 May 2022, ATYP Rebel Theatre, Pier 2/3, Eora Country

NAVA joins discussion hosted by the CREATE Centre at the University of Sydney in collaboration with Australian Theatre for Young People to get the Arts and Arts Education onto the country's agenda for the election.

Professor Michael Anderson will lead a panel of artists and educators to tackle the full range of issues surrounding needs, hopes and ambitions for a more creative future. The panel will share their perspectives about the many implications of the current crises in Arts and Arts Education. Together the forum will collaboratively imagine what changes can enable an Arts-led healing and renewal of our communities.
Speakers on the panel will include:

  • Neville Williams-Boney: Independent Wiradjuri/Weilwan Artist, Dancer, working on Darug ngura 
  • Jane Caro: Author, activist, social commentator, feminist, theatre lover and Senate candidate
  • Penelope Benton: Executive Director of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), and member of the National Advocates for Arts Education (NAAE)
  • Diya Goswami: ATYP graduate, actor and student
  • Laura Jade Hindes: Visual Artist working at the intersection of sculpture, electronics, neuroscience and mental health

There is a lack of material support for the Arts as crucial to the development of our imaginations and creativities. At this forum we will listen and speak about how we can change this, and we welcome everybody interested in the future of arts education in Australia.

The event will also be recorded and made publicly available afterwards. If you are unable to attend in person, please select the ticket option to have the video link sent to you. This will be an archival-type recording we will send out the next day, as we don't have the technical capacity for a livestream.

ATYP venue is fully accessible with lift access, wheelchair seating and hearing loop. For any access enquiries please contact

ATYP Rebel Theatre
Pier 2/3, Eora Country, Suite 2/13A Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW