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Disarming Sexism in the Arts:
#Me too, but what next?
Date: Monday 26 February 2018
Time: 6 - 8pm
Where: Australia Council for the Arts
378 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Admission: Free (SAMAG members)
$20 non-members, $10 students/pensioners
In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein charges, sexism across the arts and entertainment industry quickly rose to become one of the hottest topics of 2017. The #me too campaign brought much needed focus to this important issue, which has received wide ranging coverage across the arts industry over recent months. Many of us have been engaging in discussions in small groups and online but the question remains, #me too, but what next?
This seminar brings the arts community together to have this conversation in an interactive manner, offering everyone a voice and role in finding solutions for a collective way forward. Various arts leaders will discuss a range of perspectives and stories, with calls to action and a focus on what future change can we create in 2018 to make the arts sector in Australia a safer, fairer place.
Following short provocations from our speakers, audience members will join facilitated break-out groups for further in-depth discussion into particular issues. There is power in solidarity, comradery and coming together and this seminar aims to encourage a culture of talking about this issue openly and continuing the dialogue regularly in supportive, healthy environments.
Following the seminar, an open hub/online channel will be established to encourage people to keep talking.
Amy Maiden, General Manager, Australian Theatre for Young People
Michael Brealey, CEO of Create NSW
SAMAG's 2018 Program*
Date: Monday 26 February 2018: Disarming Sexism in the Arts
#Me too, but what next?
Date: Monday 26 March: Creativity versus Robots
Can the arts disrupt emerging technologies?
Date: Monday 7 May: Finance Hacks for Arts Freelancers
A two-part event with afternoon workshop on Accounting for Grants with Steve Miller plus an evening session on Finance Hacks for the Arts, focusing on freelance arts workers.
Date: Monday 28 May: Black Markets
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Audiences
Monday 25 June: Is Sydney's Arts Sector Being Locked Out?
From virtual reality and artificial intelligence to bitcoin and blockchain, we spend a lot of time discussing how emerging technologies will disrupt our everyday world. However, these technologies are often applied in surprising and unanticipated ways by artists across different artforms.
*Please note the dates and topics are subject to change at short notice
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