2019 Fair Play Symposium  ©

Diversity Arts Australia

 The Fair Play Symposium is focused on finding tangible ways to improve equity and inclusive practice in the Victorian creative industries. 

About the Fair Play Symposium

The Symposium will bring together knowledge, leading practices and lived experience from First Nations, Disability and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities in February at The Wheeler Centre. 

The Fair Play Symposium is part of the Fair Play: Equity and Inclusive Practice Project funded by Creative Victoria and presented by Diversity Arts Australia and key organisations including Koorie Heritage Trust, Arts Access Victoria, The British Council, Feral Arts and Arts Front, Regional Arts Victoria, Multicultural Arts Victoria.

The British Council is proud to be supporting Deborah Williams, CEO of the UK-based Creative Diversity Network at the Fair Play Symposium.

Symposium date

Tuesday 26 February 2019 and Wednesday 27 February 2019
The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street

For more information on how to register for the Symposium visit the Diversity Arts Australia website.

About Deborah Williams

Deborah Williams is CEO of the UK Based Creative Diversity Network – which promotes diversity and inclusion in the Broadcasting industry. As CEO of Creative Diversity Network, Deborah developed and delivered their Diamond diversity monitoring scheme, as well as data bases and online resources for the major broadcasters in the UK who are all members of the network.

Prior to her work with CDN, Deborah undertook ground-breaking work as Diversity Manager at the British Film Institute (BFI). This included opening a lottery fund to promote diversity and designing the diversity standards for film and contributing to the strategic and business plan of the BFI. She was responsible for leading on equity analysis and the introduction of the Creative Case for Diversity in the Arts Council England.

Outside of the UK, Deborah Williams has been an advisor to the Swedish Film Institute and Arts Council, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, the Danish Film Institute, the Cannes Film Festival, the European Disability Forum and spoke at Australia’s Screen Diversity Inclusion Network in 2018. 

In addition to her advocacy work, Deborah has over 3 decades of experience in the performing and screen arts in the UK including running her own theatre companies, acting with the Graeae Theatre Company, and teaching stage management at the Webber Douglas Drama School.

Deborah Williams, CEO of the UK Based Creative Diversity Network
Deborah Williams, CEO of the UK-based company Creative Diversity Network ©

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