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
SAMAG In Conversation with Kate Fielding & Wesley Enoch
Kate Fielding CEO of A New Approach – Australia’s leading arts and culture think tank – unpacked ANA’s latest research and discuss ways the arts and cultural industries can prepare for the upcoming Federal Election. The Next Generation of Voters report provides current insights into the attitudes and beliefs held by ‘young middle Australians’ towards arts and cultural engagement and the role it plays in their lives. It includes the findings of a national focus […]
Roadmapping: Reopening the Arts
As we readjust to life without lockdown and ever changing roadmaps, we’re exploring what re-opening looks like for the cultural sector. Join us for a discussion featuring insights from Patternmakers Audience Outlook Monitor research, essential data to the sector’s decision making about planning and programming live events. Join Tandi Palmer Williams of Patternmakers, Jess Cook of 107 Projects and Helen O’Neil, Creative Industries adviser: Performing Arts Connections; Cultural Facilities Corporation; SE Arts as they present the […]
Beyond Artistic Borders And Into The Future
The Writing and Society Research CentreCross-artform collaboration and its potential to foster new audiences and innovative practices for writers and storytellers. This is an extract from a seminar held at The Writing and Society Research Centre, WSU on August 13, which featured the writers and cross-disciplinary artists Marian Abboud, Felicity Castagna, Sheila Ngoc Pham and Emma Saunders. Words by Felicity Castagna In artistic disciplines such as the visual and performing arts collaborations between artists working […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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, venues and festivals that actively engage people with disability across Ireland, the UK and USA; and Jo Higgins researched different […]
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.