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Tuesday 2 May | 6pm - 8pm



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The Role of Place in Civic Innovation, with Jason Schupbach

Part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017. 

Cities aren’t built by business alone, they require careful design that balances community need for culture, infrastructure, citizen engagement and physical space.

Join keynote speaker and cultural city-builder Jason Schupbach as he explains how it can be done by designing resilient cities connecting people to their past, present, future and their own potential.

Keynote – Jason Schupbach, Director of Design and Creative Placemaking for the National Endowment for the Arts.

As Director Jason oversees design and creative placemaking grantmaking and partnerships, including Our Town and design Art Works grants, the Mayor’s Institute on City Design, the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design, and the NEA’s Federal agency collaborations related to community development. Previous to his current position, Jason served Governor Patrick of Massachusetts as the creative economy director, tasked with growing creative and tech businesses in the state.
Working with governors, mayors and Federal agencies across America, Jason Schupbach is a mediator between government and the creative community, using policy to change how we live.

Interviewer – Jane Crawley, Director, Arts Sector Investment, Creative Victoria.

Jane is an innovative and creative public sector leader with a track record in guiding large and complex arts departments and portfolios as an executive manager.

Jane currently leads a team of arts sector specialists with responsibility for the design and management of funding programs, strategic partnerships and special initiatives that support Victoria’s arts and cultural sector.

This event is presented by Melbourne Conversations


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