Artful Leadership for Community Building Program

Artful Leadership for Community Building Program

During the developmental stages of the Goldfields-Esperance Arts and Culture Framework 2015-2020 there was a clear consensus that leadership and skills development were in demand throughout the region.

In response, Country Arts WA secured funding through the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission to deliver the 2015 Artful Leadership for Community Building Program – which was facilitated by Karrak Consulting based in Denmark. Twenty-two people from the Goldfields-Esperance region applied to participate in the program, with sixteen people offered a placement.

Three intense three day weekend workshops where held in various location across the region: Morapoi Station (4-6 September, 2015), Kalgoorlie-Boulder (16-18 October, 2015), and Esperance (27-29 November, 2015). It was in Esperance where participants initiated and organised a forum/workshop for the wider arts community. As a result of the workshop, a set of actions were developed – emanating from the discussions following the forum.

Artful Leadership for Community Building Program 2015 participants

  • Peta Jurgens – Musician/Producer
  • Ange Leech – Artist
  • Donna Malec – Goldfields Arts Centre Manager
  • Gary Cooper – Creative Producer, Tjuma Pulka Aboriginal Corporation
  • David Gleeson – Small Business Owner
  • Pania Turner – Shire of Dundas, Community Development
  • Kado Muir – Managing Director, Marnta P/L
  • Deeva Muir – Director, Marnta P/L
  • Karthi Muir – Youth Worker, Leonora
  • Ashley Gibb – Musician
  • Katie Witt – Festival of the Wind Coordinator
  • Marcia Koulbanis-Leonard – Art and Graphic Design/Media Teacher
  • Monika Dvorak – Artist/Small Business Owner
  • Marcus McGuire – Musician/Radio Producer & Announcer
  • James Shultz – Director, Esperance Nyungar Aboriginal Corporation
  • Lisa Blair – Self Employed Social Media Manager.


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