Bringing it home: innovation & ideas from the Churchill Fellowship
Are you interested in applying for a Churchill Fellowship? Hear from three Sydney arts workers, all recent Churchill Fellows, about their experiences and research projects; their highlights and successes, as well as unexpected insights. Patricia Adjei investigated the protection of Indigenous cultural rights in Panama and the United States; Morwenna Collett explored inclusive music programs, […]
Download SAMAG’s Webinar with Jess Scully & Anne Mossop
SAMAG Webinar Series: Jess Scully talks artists culture and cities recovery and regeneration. Join SAMAG and Jess Scully, Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney as she explores how the cities around Australia and the world can use their resources to support artists, culture, and creativity through times of lockdown and recovery. As artists and arts workers […]
Phoenix Rising: Re-Imagining Sydney with Jess Scully
Join SAMAG and Jess Scully, Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney as she explores how the cities around Australia and the world can use their resources to support artists, culture, and creativity through times of lockdown and recovery. As artists and arts workers move their work to a digital space, what happens to the investment in […]
Brave New World: Chris Keely explores the future of the creative and cultural sector in Australia.
Join SAMAG and Executive Director of Create NSW, Chris Keely as he reflects on this ‘brave new world’ of social distancing and stay at home culture, and what it means for the future of the creative and cultural sector in NSW and Australia. This webinar will be an ‘in conversation style’ discussion moderated by Anne […]
Gender & Sexuality – A conversation about roles and intersections in the arts sector
Following the Commonwealth Government’s announcement today, SAMAG has decided to postpone tomorrow night’s Gender and Sexuality in the Arts Sector event until there is more clarity about the risks regarding Covid-19 Virus. We understand that most arts companies and arts workers are currently working around the clock on risk mitigation and business continuity planning and […]
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 […]
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.
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.