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?
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.
Arts and Innovation: Balancing the Risks
Evidence abounds about a ‘brain drain’ in Australia in the sciences and technology sectors, which ambitious ‘innovation agendas’ have failed to address. What role can the arts play in spurring new approaches to innovation in wider society? How can artists play a role in designing new practices for design, industry, medicine or social services? Can the […]
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.
Lock Out Laws: the Arts and Cultural Impact
Where does the arts sector fit in to Sydney’s Lock Out Laws and are there opportunities to be had in this new cultural norm? This seminar turned a lens on the arts sector to consider the impact of gentrification across Sydney and asked if this is another kind of lock out.