Lake Mac GLAM

Lake Mac GLAM

Lake Mac GLAM is back again with three action-packed events in 2024.  

This annual professional development series is specifically tailored for those working and volunteering within Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums.

These events will leave you informed, motivated and equipped to integrate new innovations into your current programming.

The 2024 program explores the following topics:

Be inspired by a range of industry-leading speakers and sharpen your knowledge and skills in specialist fields.


2024 and beyond for Regional Cultural Policy and Engagement in the Arts

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

Venue: Museum of Art and Culture, yapang

Time: 10am-3pm

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Event Summary:

This one-day symposium will examine the future of the arts, the challenges facing the industry and new opportunities for engagement.

The event will identify contemporary issues and risks with creative engagement in the regions, with a focus on policy and leadership, advocacy, AI, diversity and engagement, value and community capacity.

The event will explore:

  • Future-proofing the arts: what will the Hunter look like in 25 years and what should we be doing as a sector?
  • How to engage across the GLAM sector in the age of AI
  • Creative Ageing
  • Creative alliances, cultural policy and strategies for the Hunter

Featured industry professionals:

  • Margret Meagher - Executive Director, Australian Centre for Arts and Health
  • Lena Nahlous - CEO, Diversity Arts Australia
  • Tim Askew - Director of Programs, Hunter Joint Councils
  • Anne Loxley - Executive Director, ACE Arts and Cultural Exchange

Cost:

  • $70 professionals (plus booking fee)
  • $50 students/volunteers (plus booking fee)

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The Evolution of Libraries

Date: Tuesday 20 August 2024

Venue: Windale Hub, bilyabayi

Time: 10am-3pm

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Event Summary:

This symposium will discuss how public libraries can remain relevant and engaging in an era of changing community priorities.

The event will explore how libraries can continue driving consumer demand and will cover topics including readership trends, digitisation and technology, and community relevance and engagement. It will also examine the promotion of education and literacy, access and equity, and sustainability and environmental impact.

The event will explore:

  • The future of Libraries and what can we learn from our international counterparts
  • Libraries as hybrid venues
  • Recreational leisure – are libraries entertainment?
  • The impact of outreach programs on engagement
  • What does a library member look like? Changing readership trends, diversity and demand.

Cost:

  • $70 professionals (plus booking fee)
  • $50 students/volunteers (plus booking fee)

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Cultural Tourism: Putting Arts and Culture on the Map

Date: Tuesday 22 October 2024

Venue: Rathmines Theatre, nawayiba

Time: 10am-3pm

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Event summary:

This one-day symposium will explore the impact of art and cultural experiences across the tourism industry.

Cultural Tourism is in the spotlight with the release of Creative Communities, the NSW Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy.

The policy aims to grow national and international audiences, drawing on diverse cultural experiences, art forms, and local initiatives. As a part of this ambition, NSW tourism will increase its focus on cultural experiences, including festivals and First Nations cultural tourism.

The event will explore:

  • Re-positioning culture: it’s about the destination, not the journey
  • First Nations Culture: celebrating and sharing First Nations Culture in our regions
  • Public Art as a destination offering
  • Opening doors: Access and inclusion for cultural experiences

Cost:

  • $70 professionals (plus booking fee)
  • $50 students/volunteers (plus booking fee)

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Travel information and accommodation

Lake Macquarie is located just 90-minutes north of Sydney and 40-minutes south of Newcastle Airport.

Visit the Lake Macquarie Tourism website for travel information, accommodation options and how to make the most of your visit.

Useful links:

Newcastle Airport
Lake Macquarie accommodation
Transport NSW