Heal Country! Celebrating First Nations leadership in the cultural sector
SAMAG presents our NAIDOC 2021 event, a celebration of the recent First Nations appointments to Sydney’s major cultural institutions. The arts and cultural sector is embracing a long-awaited shift towards more Indigenous leadership, with some of the country’s most important cultural institutions creating dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander positions. This step change is elevating the significance of First Nations culture within our museums, galleries and venues, and ensuring leadership to develop policies, strategies and […]
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 […]
SAMAG event summary for 2021
SAMAG runs at least 10 workshops a year and managed to do more than that in 2020, however, we know that things can change and to give our members an idea of where our events are in 2021, we have decided to give you a topline summary of topics, so you can plan ahead. SAMAG’s 2021 programme will have all the hallmarks of our events from the past, but this year we will mix it […]
Valuing the arts: Our skills in other sectors
The arts in all of its forms is able to offer up a unique set of skills and insights that allow artists to develop works that speak to people on a different level of experience. But how are those skills viewed in different sectors? If an artist decides to pivot into a different career, how can they use their skills to grow in a different field? This is a particularly pertinent question during COVID-19 when […]
SAMAG Webinar: Finding resilience in the Arts in a time of uncertainty
Join our panel Dr. Jackie Bailey, Dr. Katherine Boydell, Lyn Worsley & Eugenie Lee as we explore hope and resilience in the Arts Sector.
When everything feels uncertain, how do we maintain hope and resilience?
SAMAG explores our creative habits and resources to embrace.
Bringing it home: innovation & ideas from the Churchill Fellowship
Are you interested in applying for a Churchill Fellowship? Hear from three Sydney arts workers, all recent Churchill Fellows, about their experiences and research projects; their highlights and successes, as well as unexpected insights. Patricia Adjei investigated the protection of Indigenous cultural rights in Panama and the United States; Morwenna Collett explored inclusive music programs, venues and festivals that actively engage people with disability across Ireland, the UK and USA; and Jo Higgins researched different […]
SAMAG Mentor Speed Dating
Join SAMAG for a night of mentor speed dating at 107 Projects in Redfern, and connect with someone who has years of experience in your field, whether they are an art lawyer, accountant, HR specialist, marketing whizz, funding expert, stage manager, artist manager, rights lawyer, or publisher. There will be timed group discussions with each mentor at multiple tables and plenty of space to network in between. If you are seeking a one-on-one discussion, then see our Arts Genius Bar where mentors who are experts in their fields will answer your questions and may well breathe new life into your vision. Join round table for questions you would like to share […]
Creative Leadership Members and Guests.
Our end-of-year, member’s only event, featuring a standout speaker currently providing creative leadership in the Sydney arts sector or beyond.A scheduled event in SAMAG’s 2019 program. More details, including speaker, venue and tickets, to come.
Giving Voice to The Word
This SAMAG event in Parramatta is a bit different. Firstly, we are presenting it in partnership with Westwords which champions and celebrates the stories of the people, places and cultures of Western Sydney. Secondly, we’ll be starting with live performances from our exceptionally talented line-up of Western Sydney slam poets and writers. Writing in Western Sydney is BIG right now, and if you haven’t sat in a room and felt the energy radiating from a […]
#metoo and sexism in the arts
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.