Creative Leadership [members only]
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.
Giving Voice to The Word
This SAMAG event in Parramatta is a bit different. Firstly, we are presenting it in partnership with Westwords which champions and celebrates the stories of the people, places and cultures of Western Sydney. Secondly, we’ll be starting with live performances from our exceptionally talented line-up of Western Sydney slam poets and writers. Writing in Western […]
Corinne Estrada: Talks about cultural leadership and fundraising
Drawing her experiences hosting Communicating the Arts and Culture Business conferences around the world, Corinne Estrada will talk about branding and fundraising when cultural organisations reopen. She will focus on Tate Modern, (London), Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris), Fondation Pinault (Paris) and Platforme 10 (Lausanne) which is opening in 2020 and will be featured in the upcoming Communicating the Arts Conference (12-14 November). She will introduce the new generation of cultural leaders running these landmark institutions.
Corinne Estrada is an expert in communications, branding and event management. She founded Paris-based international communications agency Agenda in 1995 and Agenda Pacific in Sydney in 2013.
SAMAG Focus Group: What conversations will you start in the Arts in 2020?
SAMAG Focus Group: What conversations will you start in the Arts in 2020? We believe that to grow, we need to be responsive to the emerging issues in the arts and cultural sector.
We would like to speak directly with our members, audience, speakers, supporters and networks in a facilitated conversation.
This conversation will help us shape our program and offerings for 2020, and feed into our strategic planning.
Youth arts – why we should care what young people think
A quick-style insight conversation focussing on the developing role and growth of youth committees and young people’s advisory groups within our arts and cultural organisations.
#metoo and sexism in the arts
Women are the biggest consumers of the arts and make up half of Australia’s creative workforce. So why do they earn half what the men earn? Do they not value themselves enough? Why do they struggle to ask for a pay rise?
This seminar will help you bridge the gender gap and climb to the next level. It will outline the value of partnering up with a well-placed mentor, and give you some of those vital ‘soft skills’ needed to better support yourself and others, and counter negative workplace behaviour.
This seminar is for everyone – men and women – who want to empower themselves at work.
The Future is Blak: First Nations People working in Arts Organisations
First Nations representation in leadership positions in the arts has been a sector agenda for over a decade. Within our funding bodies, festivals, institutions, small to medium companies, universities and across the creative industries, First Peoples are making a significant impact in shifting the way we view the world.
Disability in the Arts, the Last Avante Guard?
A scheduled event in SAMAG’s 2019 program. More details, including speakers and tickets, coming soon.
Arts and Innovation: Balancing the Risks
Evidence abounds about a ‘brain drain’ in Australia in the sciences and technology sectors, which ambitious ‘innovation agendas’ have failed to address. What role can the arts play in spurring new approaches to innovation in wider society? How can artists play a role in designing new practices for design, industry, medicine or social services? Can the […]
Catching the eye of Government: Getting your arts group noticed
SAMAG convened a conversation discussing how your arts group can get noticed and backed by a new government, whatever it’s stripe. Speakers included Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for Arts and Kerri Glasscock, Sydney Fringe Festival Director.
Surviving the Arts: Sharing our Lessons
SAMAG convened a group of young creatives at various stages of their careers to discuss the impact that burnout has had on their work. In a series of ‘true monologues’ from the artists, they discussed how they balance personal wellbeing with the pressures of working in the arts.
Arts, Culture, Legacy: Lisa Havilah in conversation with Edwina Throsby
Sydney’s Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is about to get its fourth leader in five and a half years, with Carriageworks CEO Lisa Havilah appointed to lead the organisation from January 2019.
Hear from a panel of cultural leaders about how a cultural organisation determines and translates its future needs into hard infrastructure, and what it takes to get the support required to kick-start building expansion plans.
SAMAG brought together a team of experts and participants to discuss the opportunities and challenges of working with older people, a rapidly growing segment of the Australian population, and how existing artists can sustain a career as they age
Lock Out Laws: the Arts and Cultural Impact
Where does the arts sector fit in to Sydney’s Lock Out Laws and are there opportunities to be had in this new cultural norm? This seminar turned a lens on the arts sector to consider the impact of gentrification across Sydney and asked if this is another kind of lock out.
Arts Accounting and Tax Health Check: Tips, Tricks and Traps
If you’re an artist, run an arts organisation, or simply work in the sector, let us simplify your grants acquittal processes, introduce you to new accounting standards and expand on your arts organisation’s obligations when it comes to tax generally, and especially Fringe Benefits Tax. We are sure that you will also come away with […]
Expert Exchange: Collaborative Giving
Giving was once a private activity, now it is an increasingly social. Our panel discussed the characteristics of donors that utilise collective platforms, including that of millennials and Gen-Xers so that small to medium organisations can pinpoint the most appropriate, tailored approach for them.
The Black Market: Building Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Audiences
Our panel presentation explored the potential and benefits of connecting with Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences and ways that producers of Indigenous cultural content might consider marketing this product to non-Indigenous stakeholders.
Expert Exchange: Philanthropy, more than the ask
A growth in the philanthropic sector is resulting in rapid evolution of how philanthropy is sought. Philanthropists are making data-informed decisions and are seeking more measurable outcomes. Hear our panel discuss how to take advantage of this new way or working, and how it really is about much more than the ask.
Creativity versus Robots
Can blockchain help musicians manage their royalties or artists track the provenance of their works? What is the role of artificial intelligence in the creative process? Is it still art if it was made by a robot? What role will culture play in maintaining our humanity in a fully automated future? We spend a lot of time […]