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March 24, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
$80 – $95.00


The Kelvin Club
14-30 Melbourne Place
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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Reinvention and Reimagining – what next for Victoria’s Arts Centre and the sector it serves

Members' Lunch with Claire Spencer AM

Hosted by:
Professor Emeritus Barbara van Ernst AM

March 24, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

$80 – $95.00

What’s next for our major public cultural institutions as they emerge from a COVID-19 pandemic? How can performing arts sector continue to serve its community?

As Victoria continues to awaken from a two-year-long COVID hibernation, hear from Art Centre Melbourne’s CEO, Claire Spencer AM, on the tumultuous period of closure and disruption that decimated our live performance industries.

What initially looked to be just a few crisis-filled weeks turned into a two-year journey of response and recovery. Hear first-hand how Claire embraced this historic moment and lead her organisation to think deeply about its purpose, vision and future ambition – starting a process of organisational transformation centred around equity, leadership, wellbeing, community and creativity.

Concurrently, she readied the organisation for the start of construction on a decade long vision to reimagine Arts Centre Melbourne’s cherished Theatres Building for a new generation, a centrepiece of the Victorian government’s Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation.

Join Claire as she prepares to embark on a new adventure, commencing her role as inaugural CEO of London’s prestigious Barbican Centre in April.

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