Auckland Performing Arts Forums 2008-2010

APAF provides an open invitation to all those involved in theatre in making Auckland and attendees include actors, directors, producers, community groups, writers and designers.

The one day forum, supported by Auckland City Council, THE EDGE and Q, discusses various topics relating to the state of the performing arts in Auckland. The days were facilitated by Briar Monro using “open space” technology – meaning the attendees set their own agenda.

Q’s General Manager Susanne Ritzenhoff comments, “Q began the forum in 2008 with the intention of creating an open opportunity for the industry to meet each other, raise and discuss current issues and start to create a shared understanding of the performing arts issues. The forum continues to be relevant and advantageous for the city’s performing arts in both tangible and intangible ways, from creating a sense of community, to networking, debating and planning, that we hope to continue the initiative for years to come.”

At the end of each forum, participants are given an opportunity to speak about what the day has meant to them. Pertinent issues raised and thoughts expressed in the last three forums are can be found in the documents below.

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