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Museums Australia responds

MA welcomes debate about a Public Galleries peak body.

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The art of reinvention

Summit rethinks arts advocacy and leadership.

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Free to a good home

Great deal - artwork storage racks for free!

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Arts sense and art cents

What's being said about international arts funding.

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Submit Your Event to the NSW Seniors Festival

List your event for FREE in the NSW Seniors Festival.

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We have moved!

After 16 years M&G has left The Gunnery. 

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A future for Western Sydney

Western Sydney arts research published by Deloitte.

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Tweed Museum reopens!

Move over Margaret Olley, there's a new kid on the block!

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Let them know you're there

Promotion basics from the LGA Tourism conference.

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Join in: Community engagement and museums

A UWS study into community engagement work and participatory practice in museums.

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IMAGinE: a well kept secret

There's a cone of silence around the winners.

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Talking Machines get the go-ahead

Riverina's rich rural history gets funding.

 

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New Monies: New Partnership

Museums working together to achieve a mutual beneficial outcome.

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Your Most Obedient Servant

Australian Museum collection and visual art exhibition to tour.

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Frank Howarth to depart Australian Museum

The Australian Museum is set to lose Frank Howarth from the helm 

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2015 Hazel de Berg Award

for Excellence in Oral History - nominations now open!

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Down in the shed

Opening of the Chaff Shed draws big crowds.

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Have your say

NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Discussion Closes soon

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Finding our direction

Museums turn towards participating in the future of society.

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Museum Studies MOOC

Join the revolution - free online learning!

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Your two-cents worth

Celebrate and debate: Remote, regional and community call out.

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Being perfectly Frank

M&G talks to Frank Howarth, President of Museums Australia.

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New Museum Director steps up

High calibre female director takes the helm.

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Harvesting the Value of Tourism

Find out about the 2014 Local Government NSW Tourism Conference.

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Newcastle public meeting called

Next chapter in the Newcastle story: public meeting called

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Newcastle’s saga continues

Meeting attracts 300 people in support of staff and sculpture.

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And the winner is . . .

Congratulations to the MAPDA and MAGNA winners.

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The future is 3D

What does 3D mean for museums and galleries?

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Not another broken promise

A new cultural precinct disregarded for Parramatta.

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Artists fees – a recent discussion

If artists are to be paid fairly we need the public gallery network.

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Saumarez Homestead develops mobile App

Smartphone and mobile apps can enhance and attract new audiences.

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NSW Government Volunteering survey

Sign up to the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers. 

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Guess who’s going to the Museum?

The 'who', 'what', 'where' and 'why' of museum audiences.

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Will the real stakeholders please stand up?

Calling all regional partners, collaborators, contributors and cultural custodians.

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Mukurtu masterclass

Need to know more about Mukurtu and the Travelling Places program? Listen up.

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Upping our Standards

Changes to the NSW Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries program.

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Offer: gallery frames

Ideal for small galleries or museums.

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NSW Visual Arts (Emerging) Fellowship announced

Heath Franco was awarded the prestigious emerging artist fellowship.

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Catalyst for what?

Catalyst arts funding under the microscope.

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For the love of museum selfies

Guest writer Alli Burness reflects on identity in Museum Selfie Day.

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Arts and culture win on Australia Day

Advocates for NSW arts and cultural heritage honoured.

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Museums Association launches its revised Code of Ethics

The revised code sets out three essential principles: public engagement and public benefit; stewardship of collections; and individual and institutional integrity.

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Hambledon Cottage – 50th anniversary celebration

Recognised as an influential model for many historical societies in NSW.

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#MuseumWeek is coming

Are you ready for this worldwide cultural event?

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Are you ready for Heritage Week?

Australian Heritage week is about to kick off across the country.

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Museum Managers meet

NSW Local Government Museum Managers Round Table

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LGNSW Arts and Culture Forum

Local government in an atmosphere of significant change.

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The defunding of the NETS Australia Network shocks public galleries nationally

The Australia Council’s funding decision will result in reduced capacity for the NETS network and have an ongoing effect on Australia’s regional gallery sector. 

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National Day of Action

Stop the Attack on the Arts: National Day of Action

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Submissions open for NSW state inquiry

Is there enough funding and support for NSW museums and galleries? Have your say

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NSW Health and the Arts Framework launched

Supporting collaboration between local health services and the arts sector.

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Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences appoints two new Directors

New curatorial and programs directors have been announced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

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MAMA seeks new team to continue success

Director Jacqui Hemsley and Curator Bianca Acimovic are departing.

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Museums Discovery Centre opens up the states great collections

The rich collections of three of the states leading museums will be housed in one facility and on permanent display to the public.

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Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian Gardens

To mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the State Library of NSW is staging two fascinating exhibitions that showcase the rich story of gardens and garden‐making in Australia

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MAMA appoints a new Director

AlburyCity has announced the appointment of Bree Pickering as the new Director of Murray Art Museum Albury. 

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New Director appointed to oversee the new Orange Regional Museum and Orange Regional Gallery

Orange City Council has announced Brad Hammond will take on the new role of Gallery & Museum Director.

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The National

The initial selection of nine artists for the inaugural exhibition of The National have been released.

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ARTLANDS a huge success

Michael Rolfe takes a look at Artlands, the hugely successful regional arts conference recently held in Dubbo.

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Museums Association publishes a Manifesto for Tolerance and Inclusion

A statement on ethical values and practical actions for museums in a changing political landscape.

 

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Bringing it everywhere, all the time

Do we need to change how we think about art/culture in regional and metropolitan NSW

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The economics of Australia’s small-to-medium visual arts sector

Australia’s small to medium visual arts organisations are expected to do about double the work for less than half the funding, according to a new research report launched by NAVA.

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Launch of Di'van | A Journal of Accounts - Art, Culture, Theory

Conceived to offer critical interpretations of contemporary visual art and its broader art historical, theoretical and socio-political contexts.

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A Cultural Plan for Parramatta

A new cultural discussion paper and plan that sets out a roadmap for Parramatta to strengthen the cultural and social fabric of the region. 

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Australian Heritage Festival

Communities across NSW are invited to share their stories and recognise the many narratives that have shaped NSW.

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Champagne Cracked on the Bow

Friends of Orange Regional Museum launched.

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International Museum Day 2017

The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day on and around 18 May 2017.

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New museum for Western Sydney

Register your interest to be involved in the consultation process for a new arts and cultural facility in Western Sydney.

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Goulburn Regional Art Gallery appoints a new Director

Goulburn Mulwaree Council has announced the appointment of Gina Mobayed as the new Director of Goulburn Regional Art Gallery.

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National Trust Heritage Awards 2017 winners

Congratulations to all winners and highly commendeds

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Talking Machines - the machines that transformed Australia, brought to life.

The two-year project to capture the Riverina region’s rural past from 11 Museums is now complete!

 

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Change of Leadership for NAVA

After twenty-two years, Tamara Winikoff has announced her resignation as Executive Director of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).

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Biennale of Sydney appoints a new Director and CEO

The Biennale of Sydney has announced the appointment of Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker as their new Director and Chief Executive Officer.

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Bundanon Trust reveal a Masterplan design for Riversdale property

The Masterplan design includes a creative learning centre, a contemporary visitor hub, accommodation and a contemporary art gallery – partially buried into the landscape.

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Register a History Week event

Time is running out to register your event for History Week 2017:

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Creative country: 98% of Australians engage with the arts

The arts play a role in the lives of 98% of the Australian population, according to a new Australia Council survey.

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Presenting contemporary Filipino art across Sydney

The Bayanihan Philippine Art Project is one of the most significant explorations of Filipino art ever presented in Australia.

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The new MAAS Museum public consultation

Community consultation is an important element of the business case being developed and you are invited to be part of the conversation.

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Community and Culture: LGNSW research into Arts, Culture and Heritage

A qualitative study undertaken by LGNSW which identifies how councils deliver arts, culture and heritage services.

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Artstate Lismore, first speakers & preliminary program announced

A four-day event aiming to build conversations, partnerships and opportunities for regional artists and arts organisations.

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The Australian Centre for Photography appoints a new curator

The ACP has announced the appointment of Dr. Allison Holland as Curator.

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Ask A Curator Day

Ask a Curator Day is a worldwide Twitter Q&A with a variety of participating museums and galleries, taking place on Wednesday 13 September 2017.

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NAVA announces Esther Anatolitis as its next Executive Director

Esther’s experience, profile and intellect makes her ideal to lead NAVA through its next chapter.

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M&G NSW supports same-sex marriage

M&G NSW believes the sector has a duty to back up its audience embrace of everyone and that's why we publicly support the same-sex marriage proposal.

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State Library to begin work on new galleries and learning centre

The $15 million transformation of the State Library’s historic Mitchell building is about to get underway.

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Alan Sisley Memorial Fellowship 2017 recipient announced

RPG NSW has announced Curator, Ingrid Hedgcock of Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre as the 2017 fellowship recipient.

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Community Heritage Grants announced

Museums and galleries in NSW have again been successful in this year's Community Heritage Grants.

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Richard Perram is retiring

After 14 years as Director of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Richard Perram says farewell.

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Strategic planning consultant wanted

Coffs Harbour City Council is seeking a consultant to undertake strategic planning for the Gallery and Library Service. 

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Expression of Interest

Dubbo Regional Council is currently calling for expressions of interest for the redevelopment concepts for the Wellington Old Police Station and Gaol.

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Regional Galleries in NSW - alive and well

Michael Rolfe replies to John McDonald's opinion piece claim of a crisis in NSW regional galleries.

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Plugged in and turned on – time to get behind our Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

In response to Kylie Winkworth’s recent Powerhouse Unplugged article, published on the Alt Media website, Michael Rolfe replies, suggesting that it is now time for all parties to support MAAS as its next phase of development unfolds. 

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Inquiry into museums and galleries interim report released

The committee has issued an interim report in order for its recommendations to be considered by the Government alongside the final business case relating to the relocation of the Powerhouse Museum.

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A new Regional Gallery for Coffs Harbour

Plans are under way to deliver a new state-of-the-art regional gallery and central library for Coffs Harbour, as part of a new cultural and civic space.

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Cultural Infrastructure Plan - Consultation Events

Cultural Infrastructure Program Management Office are running cultural sector workshops across the state.

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Calling all Western Sydney Art experts

The call has gone out for experts to advise the NSW Government on the future of the arts, screen and culture scene in Western Sydney.

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The arts in regional Australia: A research summary

The Australia Council recently released the findings from a number of their research publications to build the evidence base about regional arts and artists, and engagement with the arts in regional Australia.

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NERAM open a new new permanent Hinton exhibition

The Howard Hinton Collection at the New England Regional Art Museum is the result of one of the greatest acts of artistic
philanthropy and benefaction in Australian history.

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Cultural Plan callout

The City of Canterbury Bankstown Council is looking to engage the services of a consultant or consulting firm to develop a new City-wide Cultural Plan.

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UNSW Galleries appoint a new director

UNSW has announced José Da Silva as the new Director of UNSW Galleries.

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Directors appointed for both the Newcastle Art Gallery and Museum

Newcastle City Council has announced the appointments as part of its new organisational restructure.

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Unseen Untold: Our Curious Collection

A new exhibition showcasing never-before-seen objects from the Sydney Jewish Museum archives.

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Paddock to Plate

A new exhibition looking at the history of food and wine in the Orange region.

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The National announces 2019 curators and exhibition dates

The curators for the second edition of The National: New Australian Art 2019 have been announced.

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International Museum Day 2018

Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics

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Verge Gallery appoints a new director

The University of Sydney Union has announced Tesha Malott as the new Director of Verge Gallery.

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Partnership to preserve Newcastle Maritime Museum Collection

At a recent special general meeting of the Newcastle Maritime Museum Society, a motion to voluntary wind up and to transfer all collection objects and other assets to Newcastle City Council was unanimously passed. 

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NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards

Nominations are open for Australia’s largest celebration of volunteering.

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History Week - Register your event

The theme for History Week 2018 is 'Life and Death' and will explore life’s defining moments and the impact of death on communities across time. 

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National Museum receives $1.5m donation toward digital storytelling project

Prominent philanthropists John and Pauline Gandel have donated $1.5 million to support a Digital Classroom initiative to take Australian history into classrooms nationwide.

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Create NSW names Western Sydney Arts, Screen and Culture Roundtable Members

Create NSW has announced the 10 practitioners chosen to lead the 2018 Western Sydney Arts, Screen and Culture Roundtable following the expression of interest process launched in February this year.

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Shellharbour celebrates the success of its new City Museum

Since opening in January 2018 more than 8000 people have visited Shellharbour City Museum.

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Lighthouse supply ship resurrected as floating museum

The first of a series from the Sydney Morning Herald featuring community-based museums and the precious collections they protect.

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Yamba Museum Inaugural The River of Learning Exhibition

‘What Country Means To Me’, students reflect on the various meanings of country.

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Early Career Curator Award announced

Kudos Gallery has announced Jenny Anagnostopoulos and Yarran Gatsby as the 2018 recipients of the Early Career Curator Award.

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NSW Government responds to interim report into Museums and Galleries in NSW

The NSW Government have issued a response to the Legislative Council interim report from the inquiry into Museums and Galleries in NSW.

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Bundanon Trust receives $8.592 million from NSW Regional Cultural Fund

The funds will build a new contemporary art gallery at Boyd’s Riversdale property.

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Firstdraft appoints a new General Manager

Firstdraft has announced the appointment of Amanda Haskard as the new General Manager. 

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Create NSW appoint a new Executive Director

Elizabeth W. Scott appointed to Create NSW Executive Director, Investment and Engagement

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Create NSW announce structural changes

Create NSW to be restructured into five business units.

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Have your say on the Creative Kids Program

Help inform this new government initiative to encourage children's participation in creative cultural activities.

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Ask A Curator Day

Ask a Curator Day is a worldwide Twitter Q&A with a variety of participating museums and galleries, taking place on September 12 2018.

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Heritage Activation grants announced

The Office of Environment & Heritage has announced that 33 applicants have been successful in this year’s round of the Heritage Activation grants. 

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NSW Visual Arts Fellowship shortlist announced

Ten NSW artists shortlisted for this year’s prestigious $30,000 Create NSW & Artspace NSW Visual Arts Fellowship.

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Have your say on arts and disability

The Federal Government is inviting stakeholders and the public to submit their views on the National Arts and Disability Strategy to improve access and participation in the arts for people with disability.

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Wagga Wagga Art Gallery appoints a new director

Caroline Geraghty announced as the new Art Gallery Director. 

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Firstdraft appoints a new General Manager

Firstdraft has announced Georgia Hobbs as General Manager.

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Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon - Churchill Fellowship Report

Investigates the best new global models of visitor accessibility and experience at heritage sites and museums

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Australia Council announces new CEO

Adrian Collette appointed as the incoming Chief Executive Officer. 

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Carriageworks, ACCA and MONA announce the Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship

Three grants of $100,000 supporting women artists working at the nexus of performance and installation.

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