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Give, Get, or Get Off! Are We Underutilising Our Arts Boards?
Date: Monday 8 August 2016
Where: Theatrette, MAAS
Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences
500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney
Admission: Free (SAMAG Members) RSVP here
Non-member tickets $20.00 and students $10.00 via Eventbrite.
With government support for the arts under pressure, many arts boards are being asked to make significant cash contributions to the funding of their organisations, as well as providing their traditional governance role.
At the same time, there is a growing debate in the arts, about having board members who are well-connected and can give, versus experienced arts professionals who can contribute more directly to ensuring the artistic program will deliver an organisation’s strategy.
There have been calls from artistic directors to purge their ‘pale, stale and male’ board members. “Wealthy white men overwhelmingly dominate, followed at some distance by wealthy white women” (Ralph Myers former Belvoir artistic director).
Join us for this month’s SAMAG seminar, for what will surely be a lively discussion. This month’s seminar will be hosted by senior ABC journalist Anne Maria Nicholson, together with a highly experienced panel of arts board members, CEOs and not-for-profit experts.
Sophie McCarthy, Former Board Member Griffin Theatre Company, Executive Director of McCarthy Mentoring, a Sydney-based consulting firm
Andrew Symes, PACT Chairman and corporate lawyer
Kath Melbourne, Executive Producer, Legs on the Wall
Phil Butler, Not For Profit Sector Leader for the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Lee Lewis, Artistic Director, Griffin Theatre Company
Anne Maria Nicholson (Chair) Former senior journalist, ABC TV News and Current Affairs specialising in all aspects of the arts.
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's Forthcoming Seminars
29 August 2016: Composing Cities - planning for symbiosis of Public Art and Public Space
26 September 2016: Digital Collaborations / Digital Partnerships
31 October 2016: Mentoring in the arts
28 November 2016: SAMAG's 25 Year Celebration