#metoo and sexism in the arts

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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.

Join our expert panel and hear how they’ve forged their paths to success.

Elaine Chia’s legendary career includes some of the top jobs in the country. Right now she’s boss of the City Recital Hall. She’s also overseen the artistic contingents for three Venice Biennales and has had senior roles at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Belvoir Street Theatre and the Australian Youth Orchestra.

Jane Curry has succeeded in one of the most cut-throat industries – book publishing. With 25 years’ experience working for herself and top publishing houses in London and Sydney, Jane is brilliantly placed to shine a light on the perils and practicalities of advancing in the book game. Jane is the publisher of Ventura Press.

Will Hamilton is a widely trusted director of production & TV operations with over 20 years’ experience, most recently at Fremantle Media Australia. He is now director of business services at Seven Studios. Building high-performing cohesive teams has been crucial in producing successful shows such as MasterChef, Farmer Wants a Wife, and Grand Designs.

The assistant director of the National Gallery of Australia Alison Wright is known for her big ideas. The #knowmyname campaign is one of many being run by the gallery to raise the profile and support the careers of women artists. Alison has at least two decades of experience in both Australia and China, with senior roles in brand marketing, communications and event management.

Our chair for the evening is Nerida Ross, an emerging arts leader and a living breathing ideas factory. Nerida is associate producer of Talks & Ideas at the Sydney Opera House and has held a host of roles that make her perfectly placed to throw the tough questions to our panel.

This seminar is a partnership between SAMAG and the City Recital Hall.

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