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Keith Khan - Artist Meet and Greet in Melbourne

17 Mar 2008


Keith Khan

Multicultural Arts Victoria is facilitating an informal morning tea with Keith Khan, Head of Culture, 2012 London Olympics on Mon 17 Mar.

Keith Khan is being brought to Australia by the British Council in mid March and will be presenting for the Australia Council Leading Voices program and Melbourne Conversations, presented by the City of Melbourne. Keith will also be key note speaker at the symposium, Making Creative Cities: The value of cultural diversity in the arts in Melbourne at the Arts Centre

Keith will also be key note speaker at the symposium, Making Creative Cities: The value of cultural diversity in the arts in Melbourne (invite only) and has expressed interest in meeting a number of artists from a range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds prior to the symposium and Melbourne Conversations.

Keith Khan

Download Keith Kahn's biography

Keith’s role sees him take responsibility for the shaping and implementation of the Cultural Olympiad which begins following the closing ceremony of the Beijing Games. The Cultural Olympiad will include UK-wide activities and initiatives from a wide cultural remit.

Keith is an artist and co-founder of motiroti, whose projects include Alladeen - a performance project about outsourcing in India and winner of a New York OBIE. His career has been eclectic, engaging with diverse audiences and practices which involved working with communities and technology. Consistently using the energy of popular culture, Keith’s work is large scale and celebratory.

A member of Arts Council England’s National Council, Keith began his career producing costumes for the Notting Hill Carnival and Trinidad Carnival. He was also part of the creative team that produced the Millennium Dome’s opening ceremony before going on to be Director of Design Ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002. Keith was also Artistic Director for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Commonwealth celebrations and Chief Executive of Rich Mix, a publicly funded, international cultural and heritage centre which opened in the East End of London in 2006.

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  • www.multiculturalarts.com.au
  • www.britishcouncil.org