A New Sector: Transforming Working in the Arts
Book Ticket via Eventbrite here* For the last event of a SAMAG mini series on the theme of transformation we will discuss the changing landscape of professional arts administration and leadership with key voices in the field. Please join facilitator and artist Kalanjay Dhir, the CEO of CuriousWorks – Kiriaki Zakinthinos, Director of Bankstown Arts Centre – Rachael Kiang, and Director of Penrith Regional Gallery – Toby Chapman for a jam-packed, audience-engaged conversation. The discussion […]
Making Space for Culture
Making Space for Culture: How the city’s cultural and property sectors can help solve the creative space shortage A significant decline in available space for the cultural and creative industries is one of the biggest challenges to cities across the world. Sydney is no exception: we are rapidly losing our creative spaces, pushing the creative economy out of the property market or out of the city altogether. Between 2012 and 2017, the City of Sydney […]
Innovating Art Through Disability
Innovation and creativity go hand in hand, especially in the realm of arts and culture.
Creativity needs to be constantly shape-shifting to ensure the work produced by artists remains compelling and relevant. Join four of NSW’s leading voices in arts and disability, as they explore how people with disability are changing the culture of creativity. Discover their exciting new approaches and projects as well as those of other local and international practitioners. Find out about the latest research around creative accessibility for artists and audiences with disability.
Guided Tour of SCA with Dr. Jane Gavan
As an extension of SAMAG’s panel Conserving the Arts and the Environment, Dr. Jane Gavan, Senior Lecturer, Visual Art at SCA, would like to extend an invitation to participants of the event and SAMAG on a personally guided tour of SCA. If you are interested in material science and material culture Jane would love to show you what we’ve built here at the new SCA. Join Jane for an all studio and workshop doors open, Saturday afternoon visit, including the gallery on 29th May […]
Roadshow Australia, bought to you by Communicating the Arts and SAMAG
SAMAG is delighted to collaborate with Communicating the Arts for their 2020 Roadshow Australia 2020/2021, starting in Sydney on 16-17 November 2020 at The Art Gallery of NSW A 2-day conference, aimed at fundraisers and arts and communication professionals. Roadshow Australia will facilitate important conversations about the challenges that we’re facing in our arts and cultural institutions, such as the inclusion of diverse voices, decolonising museums, well-being, the value of online events, and digital agility. The program includes […]
Racism in the arts – reform or revolution?
Anti-Asian sentiment sparked by Covid-19, the Black Lives Matter movement and questions of ongoing racism in the screen and cultural sectors have all created headlines in this crazy year of 2020.
What is the role and responsibility of the creative sector in the fight for racial justice? How can arts and cultural organisations work with Indigenous peoples, people of colour and minority groups in ways that transcend mere gesture and symbolism?
When do we ‘call out’ and when do we ‘call-in’ individuals and organisations? As activists, artists, community members and leaders, should we take the path of reform or instead dismantle the structures that persist in excluding, silencing and harming?
SAMAG Mentor Speed Dating
Join SAMAG for a night of mentor speed dating at 107 Projects in Redfern, and connect with someone who has years of experience in your field, whether they are an art lawyer, accountant, HR specialist, marketing whizz, funding expert, stage manager, artist manager, rights lawyer, or publisher. There will be timed group discussions with each mentor at multiple tables and plenty of space to network in between. If you are seeking a one-on-one discussion, then see our Arts Genius Bar where mentors who are experts in their fields will answer your questions and may well breathe new life into your vision. Join round table for questions you would like to share […]
Creative Leadership Members and Guests.
Our end-of-year, member’s only event, featuring a standout speaker currently providing creative leadership in the Sydney arts sector or beyond.A scheduled event in SAMAG’s 2019 program. More details, including speaker, venue and tickets, to come.
Art, Work & Culture: Managing a Healthy Life-Work Balance
This panel discussion will drill down into the intersections of professional and personal life in the arts. The arts is a sector that offers great potential for emotional rewards, but is also a sector dominated by precarity, a sector that is resource-scarce, time-poor and often extremely stressful. In such a cultural landscape, how can arts professionals manage burnout, practice self-care and ensure the continued emotional and physical well-being of both themselves and their families? How […]