Give more children access to the performing arts.

Performance dates & times

Wednesday 19 June
10:00 AM

Running Time 3 hours

Price range


Reframe your professional practice with Emele Ugavule

This workshop is for arts workers who are interested in building language and skills around nurturing the kaupapa (principles and ideas) that guide the vā (sacred space that balances relationships in harmony) embedded in organisational arts spaces. These workshops are especially designed for general managers, producers, executives and directors both independent or working within a company structure.

As we see the increase of intercultural works grace Australia’s theatre stages, there must be an increase in safe and ethical frameworks of engagement with artists and stories from Cultural and Linguistically diverse backgrounds. You are invited to investigate your own process as a practitioner, to unpack, learn, and exchange with like-minded peers through talanoa (sharing knowledge through conversation). Topics covered will include challenging the history and meaning of intercultural theatre, translating meaningful community engagement into audience engagement, carving out sustainable pathways for emerging First Nations & Culturally and Linguistically Diverse artists, and prioritising self-determination for them within colonial infrastructure.


Emele Ugavule
Emele is a Tokelauan (Te Kaiga o Fagatiale, Nukunonu, Te Kaiga o Koloi, Uea) Fijian (Kaideuba) multi-disciplinary storyteller working across live performance & film as a performer, writer, director, photographer and videographer. Emele has produced content for Sydney Opera House, Audrey Journal, Talanoa & Black Birds, directed work for Casula Powerhouse, Festival Fatale & Wantok and performance coached for Warner Music. She has been featured on ABC, SBS, The Quo, Accent on Women & worked with musicians such as Solange Knowles, Ngaiire, Thelma Plum, Wallace & Ric Rufio. Her work is intercultural centring the development of trans-indigenous collaborative creative processes & outcomes informed by Indigenous epistemologies.

  • The Kiln
  • Melbourne Fringe

Go to the top