A chat with Matthew Ives, Cultural Development Coordinator/Community Arts
In conversation with Matthew Ives
Cultural Development Coordinator at Unley Council
In this podcast Matthew shares his views and experiences working in community arts and cultural development both here in South Australia and in England.
We talk about
- Community Arts projects
- Cultural Development through the Arts
- Youth projects, talking about topics around drugs, Aids and community story telling
- Discussion about how Art is sold, online or in galleries and what the future may hold
- A Community Arts Project at Kingston Community School “Kingston Drama Group” both Matthew and I (Tania Ingerson) worked together on many years ago with my friend Jane, teachers and members of the community. We talked about how we got funding and the experiences and outcomes for the students involved as well as the community.
……and so much more about the Arts in general covering many topics including SALA, Galleries, working with youth around social issues and much much more……
“Matthew has so much knowledge and experience in community arts, very passionate about the arts and a generous person that I am so thankful he popped into my life so many years ago. As Matthew says because we shared an experience in this case bringing the Arts through theatre to a country community we will always feel connected, which is wonderful.” Tania
This podcast is dedicated to my friend Jane, it is 10 years since she has been gone. Jane and I loved working on the Kingston Drama Group project and the time we spent with Matthew, many laughs, hard work and memories that continue to feel like a gift.
Jane will be forever remembered
I would like to acknowledge that music played on my Podcast is an original tune by David Innocente, Jazz Musician/Artist