The Australia-Singapore Arts Group (ASAG) held its fifth meeting and the second Cultural Leaders Forum this week in Melbourne.
ASAG aims to enhance cultural relations between Singapore and Australia by promoting sustainable artistic and cultural activities. The 2019 Forum builds on the relationships and initiatives established at the inaugural Cultural Leaders Forum held in Adelaide in 2017.
The Australian members of ASAG are:
Dr Mat Trinca, Director National Museum of Australia, ASAG co-chair
Mr Douglas Gautier AM, CEO and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre
Ms Claire Spencer, CEO, Arts Centre Melbourne
Professor Sue Street, AO, Former Executive Director, QUT Precinct, Queensland University of Technology.
As part of the 2019 Forum, over 80 cultural leaders participated in thematic roundtable discussions on the following topics:
Digital futures and creative possibilities
Cultural precincts in city development
Principles for successful cross-cultural exchanges
International touring and market development
Audience engagement and development
The fifth meeting and 2019 Forum supports Australia's commitment to the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Fields of Arts and Culture between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Singapore signed on 29 June 2015.