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 arts play a central role in the transformation to knowledge-based, innovative economies? How can the arts influence how we see innovation […]
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 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.