Operating your own art gallery is not for the faint hearted, there a many factors that contribute to success, or may combine to bring you to your knees. It takes a long time to build a family of supporters while also building relationships with artists.
When arts organisations plan their artistic program 3-5 years in advance they create a conversation that leads to them attracting the best artists, support crew, donors and volunteers, plus they create long term marketing that helps generate revenue
Public art is an essential element in creating a community identity that encourages people to live nearby and to visit. Public art creates proven social and health impacts as well as economic impact. Creating public art should be a partnership between government, the artistic community and the broader community.
CEO’s of art organisations should cultivate long term relationships with media representatives as a good positive story helps keep the family of supporters informed and leads to increased revenue
Transformative artistic programs are essential for arts organisations seeking to emerge from the pandemic to regain viability and become sustainable
In six months financial support for employees of Australian arts organisations will cease, creating a timeframe for the arts sector to commence building for recovery.
Diversity Arts Australia have released a Creative Equity Toolkit to guide arts organisations in reducing racism through equitable governance, leadership, artistic collaboration and workplace
Art You Can Wear t-shirts created by artists from around the world, with part proceeds to NAVA’s Artists’ Benevolent fund
Art management forum hosted by art4u.australia, providing arts managers with an online forum to share ideas, concerns and solutions
Arts organisations could learn from the sporting sector, and major brands, on how to build and nurture a family of supporters
Programmatic marketing by arts organisations must be adaptive to change market conditions if it is to succeed in informing your family of supporters and helping to build revenue
Diversity in governance of arts organisations is becoming critical to their ongoing sustainability. Seminars by art4u.australia in 2021 will provide boards with strategies and tools to improve diversity.