Webinar 2: The case for arts and culture for personal wellbeing

16 Jun - 16 Jun 2016

11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST



Winter Webinars 2016: Burning Slow - Blazing Bright: Igniting and Fuelling Conversations about Arts & Culture in Regional & Remote Australia - May, June, July, August

Where: Online - join via your computer!

Your Moderator: Ben Eltham

Presenters: Dr Christina Davies, John Smithies & Alex Kelly

Cost: Free

"Practice any art …” wrote Kurt Vonnegut, in a letter to a group of students, “… no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what's inside you, to make your soul grow."

So much has been said about the value of the arts and culture, fuelled by the framing in recent years of the arts as an ‘industry’. Here productivity rules and social, economic and policy outcomes may be quantified and argued for more readily. But how about the intrinsic value of the arts?

How can such benefits be weighed and measured, and is getting the measure in fact leading us back to where we came from – a quantifiable product as opposed to an intangible, yet no less valuable, benefit?


  • The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government programme that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia.
  • As a supporter member of the Indigenous Art Code we are committed to the principles of ethical trade in Indigenous visual art as set out in the Code.