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 a few tips for claiming personal tax deductions too! On Monday 30 July, we ran a two-part special event: Workshop: […]
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 discussing how emerging technologies will disrupt our everyday world. But these technologies are used in surprising and unanticipated ways by […]
Disarming Sexism in the Arts: #Metoo, but what next?
In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein charges, sexism across the arts and entertainment industry quickly rose to become one of the hottest topics of 2017. The #metoo campaign brought much needed focus to this important issue, which has received wide ranging coverage across the arts industry over recent months. Many of us have been engaging in discussions in small groups and online but the question remains, #metoo, but what next? This seminar brought the […]
SAMAG and NAVA presents:The Artist Exchange
Explore ideas and challenges in establishing and building a sustainable creative practice in a special event for artists. Following a tour the Parramatta Artist Studio to meet PAS artists, thoughts were shared on generating connected communities in the arts and the role of support and advocacy we all play. NAVA and SAMAG then hosted a panel discussion with established artists Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, Khadim Ali and Salote Tawale. This event was an opportunity to […]