Artwork by Lucy Simpson, Gaawaa Miyay; © British Council

Tuesday 19 July 2016 to Thursday 21 July 2016

Yirama Yangga-na (meaning “spirit singing”) is a three-day creative laboratory and cultural event, produced and presented by alumni of the ACCELERATE leadership development programme. The event will see creative leadership in the arts and cultural practices of First Nations leaders implemented, shared, discussed and interrogated.

Yirama Yangga-na takes place on the lands of the Wodi Wodi people in Dharawal country at the University of Wollongong School of the Arts, English and Media in partnership with the Woolyungah Indigenous Centre.

The forum will spark new creative work and build a platform for leaders to share and develop their knowledge. A second forum is planned in 2017 to deepen the relationships forged between the ACCELERATE alumni and International First Nations leaders.

YiramaYangga-na seeks to create an international First Nations cultural leadership cohort, who will work together to further the development of a body of knowledge around cultural leadership and instigate professional development activities for First Nations Arts leaders.

Yirama Yangga-na is presented by the British Council in conjunction with the Australia Council for the Arts, with additional support from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the University of Wollongong.

NOTE: The forum is not open to the public and attendance is by invitation only.