Peter White, CREATIVE PRODUCER FIRST NATIONS CULTURAL SUMMIT
Peter White is a proud Gamilaroi Murri from north-west NSW, who has forged a successful career within the creative and cultural heritage sector over the past twenty-six years.
Peter has held a number of positions in a range of major cultural institutions and Government arts agencies such as the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Australian Museum and Arts NSW. In these roles Peter has employed an extensive knowledge and skill base on the strategic development, management and evaluation of complex First People community engagement and development programs.
Peter’s passion is to assist and champion the inherent cultural rights of Australia’s First People communities in both managing and practising their own culture and to assist and guide the mainstream cultural and creative sector in effectively engaging with these communities for mutually respected benefits based on the principles of cultural authority.
In 2017, Peter will finish his term as a Director of Regional Arts NSW in which he has served in a leadership role as Chair for the previous two years.
He is a 2009 alumni of the ACCELERATE programme.
Jacob Boehme, CREATIVE PRODUCER CREATION LAB
Jacob Boehme is a Melbourne born and based artist of Aboriginal heritage, from the Narangga (Yorke Peninsula) and Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) nations of South Australia.
Jacob is Creative Director of YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts festival, Melbourne 5 - 14 May 2017.
With a 20 year history working in Cultural Maintenance, Research & Revival of traditional dance with Elders and youth from urban to remote Indigenous communities across Australia, Jacob combines dance (Diploma in Dance, NAISDA 2000), puppetry (Masters in Puppetry, Victorian College of the Arts 2007), and playwriting (Masters in Writing for Performance, Victorian College of the Arts, 2014) to create multi-disciplinary theatre, dance and ceremony for stage, screen, large-scale public events and festivals.
Jacob's latest work Blood on the Dance Floor premiered at Arts House North Melbourne, produced in partnership with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company.
An original member of Assitej International’s ‘Next Generation of Youth Theatre Leaders’, Jacob is also a recipient of the Asialink Residency, working with Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust in Delhi, India, in 2010 and Alumni of the 2014 British Council's ACCELERATE Indigenous Leaders Program.
Other International Residencies include teaching traditional and contemporary Aboriginal dance at Teatteri ILMI O in Helsinki, Finland and the Schaxpir Festival Linz, Austria.