AGNSW X SAMAG – Youth in the Arts: Building a career in the creative industries
Join us for a special event in collaboration with the Art Gallery of NSW to discuss the future of creative careers. Hear from young and emerging practitioners about their concerns, hopes and aspirations. Annette Madden, Head of Theatre at the Australia Council for the Arts will chair this discussion about community, pathways, mentorships and development for young people in the arts alongside sector leaders and independent young creatives. Guest panellists include Jess Scully, Deputy Lord […]
Campaign Musings: What’s the vision for Arts and Culture?
In the final week of the election campaign, we checked in with leading thinkers and advocates to assess competing visions for Australia’s future. What arts and cultural policy announcements have been made? What’s missing, what’s urgently needed, and what can we achieve before election day? Guest moderator Esther Anatolitis and panellists Joshua Lowe from Theatre Networks Australia, Angela Flynn from Ilbijerri Theatre, writer Lauren Carroll Harris, Arts Manager Jeremy Smith and Artist and Facilitator, Paul […]
Making Space for Culture
Making Space for Culture: How the city’s cultural and property sectors can help solve the creative space shortage A significant decline in available space for the cultural and creative industries is one of the biggest challenges to cities across the world. Sydney is no exception: we are rapidly losing our creative spaces, pushing the creative economy out of the property market or out of the city altogether. Between 2012 and 2017, the City of Sydney […]
Innovating Art Through Disability
Innovation and creativity go hand in hand, especially in the realm of arts and culture.
Creativity needs to be constantly shape-shifting to ensure the work produced by artists remains compelling and relevant. Join four of NSW’s leading voices in arts and disability, as they explore how people with disability are changing the culture of creativity. Discover their exciting new approaches and projects as well as those of other local and international practitioners. Find out about the latest research around creative accessibility for artists and audiences with disability.
Beyond Artistic Borders And Into The Future
The Writing and Society Research CentreCross-artform collaboration and its potential to foster new audiences and innovative practices for writers and storytellers. This is an extract from a seminar held at The Writing and Society Research Centre, WSU on August 13, which featured the writers and cross-disciplinary artists Marian Abboud, Felicity Castagna, Sheila Ngoc Pham and Emma Saunders. Words by Felicity Castagna In artistic disciplines such as the visual and performing arts collaborations between artists working […]
Digital Literacy and New Digital Possibilities
The last year has seen all of us move more of our lives online with an increased sense of urgency surrounding what the digital can provide. As arts workers and artists we all have different levels of digital maturity, this panel focuses on digital wayfinding within this often seemingly complex space. What possibilities does the digital environment present for creating more accessible and inclusive spaces? How does digital literacy and access to technology bridge geographical […]
SAMAG Mentor Speed Dating 2021 online
A night of Mentor Speed Dating – whether you are deep diving into a new project, or switching career paths, we have an expert for you. Join SAMAG for a night of Mentor Speed Dating – whether you are deep diving into a new field or project, looking at switching career paths or wanting to get the low-down on resources and connections to move forward in your career. This SAMAG event can help you connect […]
Beyond the Binary: Gender and Intersectionality in the Cultural Sector
Beyond the Binary: Gender and Sexuality in the Cultural Sector, SAMAG will host a panel of speakers exploring the changing landscape of gender and sexuality and how this is playing out in our cultural institutions.
Timed to align with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, this event will discuss emerging trends such as use of pronouns, challenges that people with non-binary gender face when navigating our arts sector, and how this intersects with the ongoing conversation about how culture, subculture and identity interrelate and evolve.
Roadshow Australia, bought to you by Communicating the Arts and SAMAG
SAMAG is delighted to collaborate with Communicating the Arts for their 2020 Roadshow Australia 2020/2021, starting in Sydney on 16-17 November 2020 at The Art Gallery of NSW A 2-day conference, aimed at fundraisers and arts and communication professionals. Roadshow Australia will facilitate important conversations about the challenges that we’re facing in our arts and cultural institutions, such as the inclusion of diverse voices, decolonising museums, well-being, the value of online events, and digital agility. The program includes […]
Racism in the arts – reform or revolution?
Anti-Asian sentiment sparked by Covid-19, the Black Lives Matter movement and questions of ongoing racism in the screen and cultural sectors have all created headlines in this crazy year of 2020.
What is the role and responsibility of the creative sector in the fight for racial justice? How can arts and cultural organisations work with Indigenous peoples, people of colour and minority groups in ways that transcend mere gesture and symbolism?
When do we ‘call out’ and when do we ‘call-in’ individuals and organisations? As activists, artists, community members and leaders, should we take the path of reform or instead dismantle the structures that persist in excluding, silencing and harming?