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 […]
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 […]
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.
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?
#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.