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.
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
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.
A business continuity plan has become essential for all arts organisations as a result of our experiences with the Coronavirus pandemic
Arts organisations should stop talking about money and instead talking about their long term artistic program
A strategic plan is an umbrella view, it is not an operational plan. Keep it simple
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
Arts organisations should begin planning for a new future, a rebuild, while also planning for the next isaster