Future of the arts
Conserving the Arts and the Environment
What is the impact of the arts and cultural sector on the environment? How can art most effectively speak to our environmental concerns? Climate change is both a local and a global problem, and our relationship with the environment is the focus of many arts events and the practice of many artists. But what is […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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?
Re-activate: Beyond Step Three – a new resource for recovery
SAMAG presents the Australia Council’s Head of Sector Development, Jade Lillie; leading cultural sector consultant, Sandra Fields and Ali Murphy-Oates, Managing Director at Moogahlin Performing Arts.
Together they will bring us up to speed on RE-ACTIVATE: BEYOND STEP THREE – A NEW RESOURCE TO SUPPORT COVID-19 RECOVERY and share what they’ve learnt and experienced through the sector recovery process.
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, […]
Phoenix Rising: Re-Imagining Sydney with Jess Scully
Join SAMAG and Jess Scully, Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney as she explores how the cities around Australia and the world can use their resources to support artists, culture, and creativity through times of lockdown and recovery. As artists and arts workers move their work to a digital space, what happens to the investment in […]
Brave New World: Chris Keely explores the future of the creative and cultural sector in Australia.
Join SAMAG and Executive Director of Create NSW, Chris Keely as he reflects on this ‘brave new world’ of social distancing and stay at home culture, and what it means for the future of the creative and cultural sector in NSW and Australia. This webinar will be an ‘in conversation style’ discussion moderated by Anne […]
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 […]
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.
SAMAG Focus Group: What conversations will you start in the Arts in 2020?
SAMAG Focus Group: What conversations will you start in the Arts in 2020? We believe that to grow, we need to be responsive to the emerging issues in the arts and cultural sector.
We would like to speak directly with our members, audience, speakers, supporters and networks in a facilitated conversation.
This conversation will help us shape our program and offerings for 2020, and feed into our strategic planning.
Catching the eye of Government: Getting your arts group noticed
SAMAG convened a conversation discussing how your arts group can get noticed and backed by a new government, whatever it’s stripe. Speakers included Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for Arts and Kerri Glasscock, Sydney Fringe Festival Director.
Expert Exchange: Collaborative Giving
Giving was once a private activity, now it is an increasingly social. Our panel discussed the characteristics of donors that utilise collective platforms, including that of millennials and Gen-Xers so that small to medium organisations can pinpoint the most appropriate, tailored approach for them.