Rhizome: The September Edition

A Symposium of Community Arts & Cultural Development Skills

Presented by Brisbane City Council

Facilitated by Ferment Collaborate

An opportunity for Brisbane’s artists, community and cultural workers to learn and share skills and strengthen your networks

Rhizome is a year round program of skill sharing, networking and training for Brisbane’s creative sector, presented by Brisbane City Council and delivered by Ferment Collaborate.

Rhizome: The September Edition is a free Symposium of Community Arts and Cultural Development Facilitation Skills. It is open to participation by anyone involved in arts, cultural or community work, whether you are currently facilitating ‘development type’ outcomes or just interested in moving your work in this direction. 

The event is open to both experienced and emerging practitioners interested in developing more arts, cultural and community development skills through their work. It’s important to note that the types of skills participants will learn and share are not only applicable to the external work we do with communities and groups, they are also relevant to and useful for the way we participate in teams, organisations and even within our friend and collaborator networks.

The event’s activities are designed to assist facilitators expand, build and strengthen their practice. This one day skill sharing and networking event encourages participants to share community arts and cultural development facilitation practices by inviting and inspiring innovation and learning from others, in an open space environment.

Participation was through completion of a basic Expression of Interest. 

Objectives of the event

1. Share some of our production and organising skills and processes with participants

2. Strengthen and broaden community arts and cultural development networks, processes and practices

3. Support participants to build their professional profile and represent themselves

4. Provide an open space and appropriate process for skill sharing, networking and discussion about cultural strengths, social needs; and opportunities to work at projects, skills sets, collaborations and mentoring

5. Enable participants to share & develop project ideas

6. Support participants with professional resources.


Who was invited to attend?

Rhizome: The September Edition invites people who are currently using or who want to develop skills in project/event/workshop facilitation and/or project management related to COMMUNITY ARTS AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT work.

Participation is open to people who have this focus and who are currently working in:

  • community arts
  • community development
  • cultural development
  • event production
  • socially engaged artforms
  • arts advocacy
  • cultural and community engagement
  • enterprise facilitation
  • experiential education
  • community health
  • general arts practice, including artists, workshop facilitators, curators & managers


What you’ll get from participating

Participants will meet and learn about other individuals and organisations undertaking community arts and cultural development work in South East Queensland.

Rhizome: The September Edition aims to create opportunities for participants to share their own work, learn from the work of others and gain specific skills in representing their work, networking, collaborative project development and community arts and cultural development practice.

By attending, you can…

Meet like-minded creatives and future collaborators

Take time out to reflect on your work, practice and career

Grow your knowledge of the industry and Brisbane’s community arts and cultural development community

Identify opportunities for your own personal, professional and career development

Develop the skills required to improve your practice

Be inspired by, learn from and share your knowledge and experience with other Brisbane creatives


We hope there’ll be future editions of Rhizome: The September Edition. Stay tuned for information on a 2016 event.

A free event to share & learn

Community Arts & Cultural Development 

Facilitation Skills


4 Sept 2015


Souths Rugby League Club

Cnr Montague Rd & Jane St, West End

Arrive 8.30am for a 9am start

Finishing at 5pm

48 emerging and established Community Arts & Cultural                Development practitioners attended

65+ discussion topics facilitated by professional facilitators

8 professional facilitators engaged to deliver event

5 technical staff supporting the event’s delivery

1 presentation  delivered on communications, branding and pitching relevant to CACD practice 

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