APAM Gathering at RISING Melbourne
Digital: 7-9 June 2023
In Person: 14-18 June 2023
Closing Online Plenary: 20 June 2023
Taking place in Melbourne on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung Peoples of the Kulin Nation, the APAM Gathering at RISING Melbourne is a special opportunity to see Australian and New Zealand contemporary performance as pitches and full- length productions presented by RISING Melbourne, participate in formal and informal networking, engage in dialogue and knowledge sharing, and make new national and international connections. A hybrid event the Gathering invites both digital and in person participation.
RISING Melbourne is Victoria’s flagship festival of music, food, art, and culture, under moonlight and is the partner Festival for this year’s Gathering.
The Gathering at RISING will focus on connection as we welcome international presenters, artists, and producers back to Australia for APAM. This is the opportunity to start new conversations and relationships after the holding pattern of the last few years.
Traditional Owner hosting by the Wurundjeri/Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung Peoples of the Kulin Nation will ground us in understanding the Country we’ll be meeting together on and the ways in which we will be Gathering.
An important focus for the Gathering will be our sector’s contribution to climate justice, and the need to think and do differently. If the right to practice and engage in culture is indivisible from the experience of being human, what are our responsibilities in the cultural sector in the exercise of those rights? The invitation is to create and hold the space together to examine the contradictions, privileges, and opportunities of cultural exchange across time and place and share the learnings and experiences of doing things differently that these last few years have taught us. The Gathering will be a space of multiple views, engaging in a productive discussion about our shared future.
The program will bring together 400 participants from across the country and internationally to engage in a program of performance, dialogue, and networking.
Join us in person or online. Registrations on sale 14 April.