BAM and then it hit me: An evening with Karen Brooks Hopkins and Louise Herron
Please join Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron AM in welcoming to Australia esteemed arts leader Karen Brooks Hopkins, President Emerita, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) SAMAG are delighted to join with Sydney Opera House in presenting Louise Herron and Karen Brooks Hopkins, both executive leaders of internationally renowned cultural institutions, who will lead a conversation about their successes and challenges in driving a culture of change and excellence in their respective organisations, and will […]
Exploring NAVA’s Code of Practice
The National Association for the Visual Arts will release the completely revised Code of Practice for Visual Arts, Craft and Design this September. Following a three-year collaborative approach, the new Code sets out equitable, ethical and self-reflective standards for the professional Australian contemporary arts sector. SAMAG will bring together a dynamic panel to explore the updated Code; delving into what is new as well as how the Code can be a valuable asset to artists and arts workers. The panel will also discuss the approach behind this revision, and why transparency and collaboration are a cornerstone of this living industry resource. SAMAG committee member and creative producer Lizzie Crouch will facilitate a panel of Penelope Benton, NAVA Executive Director, artist and researcher, Helen Pynor, and Code writers
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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?