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 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.

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?

Revenue For Content

Many art orgs are creating digital content – for free – their next challenge is to develop capacity for generating revenue, and shifting expectations of their audience away from free content. The hybrid arts organisation of the future will be different to the organisation pre-Covid.

Plan Your Program

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

Working with the media

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

Six Months

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.

Creative Equity Toolkit

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 Management Forum

Art management forum hosted by art4u.australia, providing arts managers with an online forum to share ideas, concerns and solutions

Nurture Your Family

Arts organisations could learn from the sporting sector, and major brands, on how to build and nurture a family of supporters