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Date: Monday 24 September
Where: Australia Council for the Arts
372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Admission: Free for SAMAG Members
Non-members $20, students $10 via Eventbrite
In Australia, older people have been largely been ignored by arts companies and policy makers when it comes to opening doors for cultural participation and career progression. There are signs this is changing as evidence mounts linking cultural participation and wellbeing. SAMAG has brought together a team of experts and participants to discuss the opportunities and challenges of working with this rapidly growing segment of the Australian population, and how existing artists can sustain a career as they age.
Chair: Judith Bowtell: CEO Milk Crate Theatre, which runs the only training course in the country for late career artists
Leadership and career coach for arts professionals
Margret Meagher: Executive Director, Arts and Health Australia (AHA)
Director, Australian Centre for Arts and Health Limited
Creative Ageing Strategy, NSW Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing
Joanna Maxwell: Director, Age Discrimination Team at Australian Human Rights Commission
Author: Rethinking Your Career In Your 40s, 50s and 60s
Georgina Wood: Participant of the Milk Crate Theatre program and now establishing her career as an actress and artist.
SAMAG's 2018 Program*
Date: Monday 26 February 2018: Disarming Sexism in the Arts #Metoo, but what next?
Date: Monday 26 March: Creativity versus Robots: Can the arts disrupt emerging technologies?
Date: Monday 7 May: Expert Exchange: Philanthropy: More than the ask, with Create NSW
Date: Monday 28 May: The Black Market: Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Audiences
Date: Monday 4 June: Expert Exchange: Collaborative Giving, with Create NSW
Date: Monday 30 July: An Arts Accounting and Tax/FBT Health Check! Tips, Tricks and Traps!
Date: Monday 27 August: Lock Out Laws, the Arts and Cultural Impact
Date: Monday 24 September: Creative Ageing
*Please note the dates and topics are subject to change at short notice
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