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Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG) is a not-for-profit organisation which was formed by a number of arts professionals in the early 1990s to provide a forum to:
• Create awareness, sensitivity, knowledge and skills required of Directors and Managers of arts organisations through the presentation of seminars by arts and business people
• Ensure the seminar topics cover a broad range, including metropolitan and rural issues and areas of interest
• Create a forum where arts practitioners and managers can meet, share information and network.
Our aim is to provide a forum for discussion and to raise awareness of current arts issues. At the same time, SAMAG provides professional development for arts managers to improve their knowledge and skills. This is achieved through the presentation of monthly seminars, a year-long program that address topics and issues of interest to arts and cultural workers, largely provided on a voluntary basis.
Seminars are generally held on the last Monday of the month and take place from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the Australia Council: 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills.
Our current membership base is 200 strong, and it is our practice to deliver inexpensive seminars in an informal, relaxed manner that encourage discussion and provide a social forum for networking with other arts professionals.