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Regional View Key to MAAS Regional Stakeholder Forum

Regional Arts NSW will be well represented on the speaker program for the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) Regional Stakeholder Forum.

RANSW CEO, Elizabeth Rogers, will give an overview of the Regional Arts Australia conference, Artlands Dubbo 2016,  to be held from 27 – 30 October, 2016, while a number of Regional Arts Development Officers will speak on activating arts and cultural tourism in the regions.

Director of Policy & Strategy, Arts NSW, Michael Brealey will give an update on the new policy framework, Create in NSW, explaining how the policy may affect regional cultural organisations such as smaller regional museums, and discuss the new policy in relation to regional tourism.

Director of the newly opened MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury) Jacqui Hemsley will speak about the brand new $10.5M redevelopment in the heart of Albury. MAMA is nearly three times larger than her original appearance as Albury Regional Art Gallery and has been designed to present exhibitions and programs of excellence and celebrate contemporary art, culture, technology and spirit.

Spearheaded by MAAS and presented in partnership with Regional Arts NSW and Museums and Galleries NSW, the one day forum will bring attendees up-to-date on issues affecting regional museums, collecting organisations and institutions. Presentations will cover:

  • bringing tourism to regional museums and galleries
  • techniques for fundraising and crowdfunding
  • ideas on how the arts can ‘activate’ and energise your museum and gallery
  • advice on making meaningful connection with regional Indigenous stakeholders.

It is designed for regional MAAS stakeholders including:

  • volunteers of regional museums and galleries
  • arts development officers
  • museum advisers
  • programs producers at cultural institutions or collecting organisations or
  • cultural sector advisers.

The full program and booking details are available here.