Making Culture Count: Rethinking measures of cultural vitality, wellbeing and citizenship

3 – 4 May 2012

Woodward Conference Centre, University of Melbourne

This international conference brings together diverse perspectives from international guest speakers and leading local practitioners to explore the burgeoning field of cultural indicators. Participants will engage in a critical dialogue on various approaches to monitoring, evaluating, planning, advocating, predicting, and simply understanding, cultural change. Presentations will cover a range of theoretical and practical approaches to quantifying cultural values often considered intangible, including vitality, wellbeing, citizenship, sustainability and heritage.

Contributors and audience: This conference will be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders: policy analysts, decision-makers and staff in national, state and local government, staff and volunteers in community organizations, artists and administrators of arts organizations, as well as academics in cultural studies, politics, economics and cultural development fields.

Call for papers:  The submission of abstracts for presentations at this conference, on diverse aspects of cultural measurement, are invited.

Closing date:  Friday 9 December 2011 to kim.dunphy@culturaldevelopment.net.au.

Date of advice to presenters: Papers will be reviewed by the conference committee and authors will be notified of the outcome of their submission by December 19, 2011.

Post conference publication:  Following the event, selected presenters will be invited to submit a chapter based on their paper for a publication on the theme of the conference.

For more information: www.culturaldevelopment.net.au

Kim Dunphy, Cultural Development Network kim.dunphy@culturaldevelopment.net.au

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