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 […]
Engaging Across Borders: The Arts and International Collaborations
In our undeniably globalised environment, how can we ensure we engage across borders? And what role do the arts play in the international conversation about living in our times? Hear from a diverse panel of speakers who will discuss the impact of key international arts projects. They will unpack vital issues from identifying strategic international partners and developing productive relationships to the challenges of working at a distance and ensuring arts projects have relevance to […]
Is Arts Journalism Dying?
The decline in arts coverage has made waves across our industry. As ad spend increasingly shifts away from traditional print publications the, so too does the investment in experienced journalists. So what does that mean for the arts? Will the decline in arts coverage impact the size and diversity of the arts audience? Will the lack of professional arts critics impact the quality of our art or are we merely experiencing a digital democratization? Steph […]
Rebranding the Arts
In the age of Netflix, Stan and iView, never in human history have we had access to such vast quantities of high quality, cheap culture. The latest stats from Live Performance Australia show us that Aussies are voting with their rear ends, with theatre revenues down 43 per cent and attendances by nearly a quarter on the preceding year. Things aren’t much better for contemporary live music. So what do we do? What is needed […]
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 […]
Maximising Your Audience: Making Your Work Accessible to Everyone
We’re all looking for ways to increase our reach and audiences that engage with our work. 1 in 5 Australians experience disability, with many people experiencing barriers to accessing or participating in artistic work. By removing those barriers and providing access to their work, artists and arts organisations have an opportunity to increase their reach, impact, audience size and revenue. Run in partnership with Accessible Arts, this presentation will showcase organisations large and small who […]