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case study.case study.Ucientias dit entiusantiis doloria commos [image] et quas Message as voloremqui Sticks susdandes 2012. Dancestry. ium nullabo. Photo by Itatinv Prudence enihiciis Upton. eumThe annual festival underwenta major expansion, attractingover 10,000 people.message sticks:case study 1In 2012, the Message Sticks festival wasexpanded under the guidance of RhodaRoberts, Sydney Opera House’s newlyappointed Head of Indigenous Programming,attracting over 10,000 attendees. Theappointment of this senior position wassupported by significant funding from ArtsNSW for the initial two years.In recent years, Message Sticks wasprincipally the Indigenous film festivalcurated by Rachel Perkins and Darren Daleof Blackfella Films. The 2012 festival wasbroadened to include free film screeningsand talks, a music performance by the BlackArm Band and outdoor dance performancesin a sand circle on the Western Broadwalktitled Dancestry. The festival marked 40years of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy andthis was celebrated by a photographyexhibition in the Western Foyers. MessageSticks closed with the performance Dirtsongby The Black Arm Band Company, an eventof music and images featuring artists ArchieRoach, Dan Sultan, Lou Bennett, EmmaDonovan and special guest Tim Rogers.Further expansion and development isplanned for 2013 with the goal to presenta range of outstanding performances tofoster audience development and to createpartnerships and philanthropic support forthe festival.Message Sticks, Sydney Opera House’s annual Aboriginaland Torres Strait Islander Arts festival, underwent a majorexpansion in 2012 to include live performances, talks,debates and a photography exhibition.5 6[image] Message Sticks 2012. Photo by Ferne Millen.