Future of the arts
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 […]
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 […]
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 the impact of the arts and cultural sector on the environment? How can art most effectively speak to our environmental […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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?