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 […]
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 […]
Guided Tour of SCA with Dr. Jane Gavan
As an extension of SAMAG’s panel Conserving the Arts and the Environment, Dr. Jane Gavan, Senior Lecturer, Visual Art at SCA, would like to extend an invitation to participants of the event and SAMAG on a personally guided tour of SCA. If you are interested in material science and material culture Jane would love to show you what we’ve built here at the new SCA. Join Jane for an all studio and workshop doors open, Saturday afternoon visit, including the gallery on 29th May […]
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 […]
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?
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.