Top 10 Concerns

People are impacted upon by issues within society. These issues can dominate our lives and even guide our beliefs and behaviours. What is the role of the arts in regards to the issues that concern our audience?

Call to reduce public sector costs

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald in early February reported upon the intentions of the NSW State Government’s call reduce public sector costs – read reduce staff numbers – as the State Government seeks to balance its budget in the wake of spending on Covid-19 measures. This is not entirely unexpected. I’m sure it…

A Changing Population

Australia’s population is changing, towards a greater number of people where English is not their first language. Arts organisations need to be aware of the diversity within their audience base.

Circular Economy in Arts

A circular economy offers opportunities for arts organisations to reduce costs and minimise harmful impacts upon the environment

Selling art online

Selling art online offers opportunities for artists and gallery owners, however the process requires time, money and commitment.

Ozzie Street Art

Street art has emerged from its ignoble beginnings and serves as a timely reminder to never judge a book by its cover

A fish rots from the head

A fish rots from the head, leadership starts at the top – with effective governance – if arts organisations want to be truly diverse then start with a diverse governance group

Artistic Program

You cannot produce great art if you leave your artistic planning till the last minute. You will be forced into producing the tired, old, stuff of the past.

Money and Time

Arts organisations have to fight for every paying customer or audience member; competing for people’s money and their time. Accessing and utilising available data may help them build their family of supporters and build revenue.

Mel O’Callaghan

Centre of the Centre will be O’Callaghan’s first largescale exhibition in an Australian public institution. The exhibition comprises three distinct yet interrelated works – a large-scale video work, a performative aspect and selected glass sculptures. On display at University of Queensland Art Museum till 22 February 2021

Impact

The impact of Covid upon artists has been well recorded. Have we provided the same degree of recognition to the impact upon those working in the background at arts organisations?