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 […]
Preparing a cultural policy scorecard – Arts and Cultural Funding Policy in the federal election
The Budget is out and a federal election imminent, so how do we as a community get arts and culture onto the political radar? The impacts of the pandemic are far from over for our sector, but the Budget plans to wind down COVID recovery initiatives. We continue to demonstrate the huge public value arts and culture bring to Australia, but that evidence and value continues to be misunderstood or ignored. After nearly a decade […]
Arts on the Agenda – putting arts and culture on the radar this federal election
The Budget is out and a federal election imminent, so how do we as a community get arts and culture onto the political radar? The impacts of the pandemic are far from over for our sector, but the Budget plans to wind down COVID recovery initiatives. We continue to demonstrate the huge public value arts and culture bring to Australia, but that evidence and value continues to be misunderstood or ignored. What steps can we […]
Making Space for Culture
Making Space for Culture: How the city’s cultural and property sectors can help solve the creative space shortage A significant decline in available space for the cultural and creative industries is one of the biggest challenges to cities across the world. Sydney is no exception: we are rapidly losing our creative spaces, pushing the creative economy out of the property market or out of the city altogether. Between 2012 and 2017, the City of Sydney […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 creative spaces and cultural venues? What role can the creative community have in rebuilding the city and its economy? And […]
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 Maria Nicholson – Anne Maria is the former National ABCTV arts reporter and an expert interviewer. She sits on the board […]