22.09.2016Arts and Culture Roundtable
Our second arts and culture roundtable for 2016 took place on 22 September, hosted by Arup.
This meeting discussed and prioritised the six recommendations made at the 3 August meeting. Committee for Melbourne CEO Martine Letts led the rich discussion and identified champions to address some of the achievable action items. These champions are due to report back to the broader group at the final meeting for this year, on 23 November.
Themes and ideas to emerge from the discussion included:
Melbourne is home to world-class performing arts organisations, design including games, food and wine. We must make this front and centre of how we tell the Melbourne story to the world
On any given day of the year, a range of performances occur around Melbourne. The same cannot be said for sporting events. We need to market the idea of a ’24 hour’ city for arts, culture and design
An app should be developed as a central repository of information, helping guide the visitor to their next destination
Arts and sport do not need to be mutually exclusive. We should leverage and cross-market one another such as elevating stadiums as places for arts and culture, and establishing better connectivity between these precincts.