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

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

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

Transformational Art

Transformative artistic programs are essential for arts organisations seeking to emerge from the pandemic to regain viability and become sustainable

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

Carriageworks can rebuild

Carriageworks in Sydney NSW has been placed into voluntary administration in an effort to survive the Covid-19 inspired shutdown of the arts sector. Analysis of recent financial reports illustrate underlying issues prior to Coronavirus. Mapping of operations against The Cycle organisational framework show the basics were not being attended to.

Are You Peeking?

Arts organisation management teams should take time to look over the fence from time to time and compare the art they offer with the art offered by others. When art is all the same, art becomes boring.

The Cycle

The Cycle framework helps arts organisations to identify areas for improvement and set a long term pathway to becoming sustainable

A New Normal

Arts organisations should be starting to plan and prepare to reopen. While dates have not been set there will be lot to do and many operational challenges created by social distancing, occupational health and safety and financial viability

Moving to post Covid-19

Arts organisations should begin planning for a new future, a rebuild, while also planning for the next isaster