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Arts Leadership: Wesley Enoch in Conversation with George Mannix
Date: Monday 28 November 2017
Where: Baker & McKenzie Law Firm
Level 27/50 Bridge St, Sydney
Admission: Free for SAMAG Members
On the eve of his first festival, please join SAMAG for a conversation between Wesley Enoch, Director, Sydney Festival, and George Mannix, Manager City Animation, City of Parramatta.
This intimate conversation event will explore arts leadership, as well as the challenges and opportunities for Australian arts in times of austerity. As the public purse and the civic space contracts, what new creative spaces and new public conversations might artists and arts companies open? How might the arts change the ways in which our world can be seen? How might the arts begin to heal the wounds of our past and imagine brighter futures for all Australians?
SAMAG members are invited to hear the discussion with Wesley and George, and then join the SAMAG Committee for an end-of-year celebration drinks and networking opportunity at the beautiful Baker McKenzie offices.
With thanks to:
Arts Leadership in Bleak Times
Date: Friday 2 December 2016
Where: Catapult Dance Studio
880 Hunter St, Newcastle West
Admission: Free RSVP here
Speakers: Gina Fairley (Chair) Visual Arts, National Editor, ArtsHub
Jess Duncan, Program Manager, Beyond Empathy Moree
Gemma Parsons, Program Manager Beyond Empathy Illawarra
Cadi McCarthy, Director, Catapult Dance, Newcastle
Amy Hardingham, Co-Artistic Director, Tantrum Youth Arts, Newcastle.
SAMAG, in partnership with Octopod and The Business Centre will present a conversation about building the capacity of our creative community and working together in an increasingly turbulent and uncertain environment for artists and arts organisations. Our speakers will discuss:
· career advancement – and the ceiling that is placed on opportunity when organisations face constant turmoil from threats to funding
· how to manage morale – and lack thereof
· how to build resilience
· finding optimism
· resourcefulness and how to look outside the mainstream funding square
· how arts leaders could benefit from stepping outside silos and gaining strength through collaborating and group mentoring
· the value of an experienced mentor who has trodden the traps before you
· conventional and unconventional training opportunities to build leadership and career advancement opportunities
· Activism – how best to protest about funding cuts. Does kicking and screaming pay off in the end?
Drinks and Networking: This event will be followed with a chance to let your hair down and make some of those connections you’ve been meaning to make all year! Join us for drinks (by donation) RSVP Here
This event is presented by Octapod and The Business Centre in partnership with SAMAG as part of the Smart Arts program in Newcastle. Smart Arts is an initiative of Octapod and The Business Centre, supported by the Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS) programme, an Australian Government initiative, that supports the creative industries in Newcastle and the Hunter region. The program provides business and professional skills development as well as networking and collaboration opportunities for the Hunter region’s emerging and established artists, creative practitioners, arts and cultural professionals, managers and leaders.