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Engaging across borders – the arts and international collaborations
Date: Monday 25 September 2017
Where: Australia Council for the Arts
372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Admission: SAMAG Members free
Non-members: $20 or student $10 via Eventbrite
In our undeniably globalised environment, how can we ensure we engage across borders? And what role do the arts play in the international conversation about living in our times? Hear from a diverse panel of speakers who will discuss the impact of key international arts projects.
They will unpack vital issues from identifying strategic international partners and developing productive relationships to the challenges of working at a distance and ensuring arts projects have relevance to artists and audiences from different places and communities.
Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace, will discuss Artspace’s upcoming project 52 artists 52 Actions that invites a different artist from Asia or Australia each week of 2018 to respond to a current political or social issue in the form of an action in their local community.
Whilst Alison Richardson and Audrey O’Connor from Ruckus – a disability led contemporary performance ensemble - will reflect upon a transformative creative exchange program with Epic Arts in Cambodia that resulted in the performance production Speed of Life.
And John Cheeseman, Director of Mosman Art Gallery, will present the Bayanihan Philippines project that brought together 5 cultural institutions to explore contemporary artistic practice from the Philippines and reflect upon the strong cultural ties between Australia and the Philippines.
John Cheeseman, Director, Mosman Art Gallery
Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace Sydney
Audrey O’Connor, Co-founding Member, Ruckus
Alison Richardson, Director and Co-collaborator, Ruckus
Moderator: Sophia Kouyoumdjian, Coordinator, Parramatta Artists Studios
SAMAG is committed to providing access for all to attend our seminars. Please contact us and we will endeavour to assist in meeting your access needs.
SAMAG Program for 2017
20 March: Marking a Career in the Arts: Presented by SAMAG in collaboration with NAVA and Artspace. Part of Art Month Sydney
1 May: Harnessing the Arts to Empower the Disadvantaged
29 May: Maximising your audience: Making your work accessible to everyone
26 June: Arts, work and culture: How to manage a healthy work / life balance
31 July: Rebranding the Arts
2 August: Fundraising Institute of Australia August Breakfast (ticket purchase)
28 August: Is Arts Journalism Dying?
25 September: The Arts and International Collaborations
30 October: Regional Seminar TBC
27 November: Creative Leadership
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