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Stepping out again: COVID safe outdoor events 

In the first of our 2021 webinars we explored the challenges and successes of staging COVID-safe events outdoors with Sarah Neal, Executive Producer & Co-CEO of Malthouse Theatre and Glyn Roberts, Castlemaine State Festival’s Artistic Director.

The pandemic has seen a boom in outdoor events- even among companies and events that rarely if ever were seen in the great outdoors. Malthouse Theatre’s outdoor stage has hosted a wide variety of performance, live music and comedy since the start of 2021 and this year’s Castlemaine State Festival held most of its events outdoors at the Western Reserve and Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.

Recovery Roadmap Webinars

Presented by Arts Hub and Creative Victoria

Running over four weeks in September and presented via Zoom, the Recovery Roadmap Webinars focused on some of the most urgent topics facing organisations and creatives in this challenging time.

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Webinar 1: What will post-pandemic audiences look like?

As we emerge from the pandemic, audiences will return to theatres, galleries will re-open but will we still want to experience art in the same way? Tandi Palmer Williams presents the Patternmakers WolfBrown research, looking at continuing digital offerings, restoring confidence to audiences and finding learnings from the pandemic.

Webinar 2: Reaching new audiences in a time of crisis

Could COVID give you an opportunity to find new supporters for your arts organisation? While cities lockdown, regional arts organisations have taken the opportunity to try a different approach and find new audiences by taking their work online. We look at the Yarra Valley Writers Festival who took their very first festival online and the Latrobe Regional Gallery which re-invented their space for digital delivery.

Webinar 3: Communication in COVID and beyond

With so many COVID communications, how do you stay relevant to your audience when they can’t actively participate? Looking at keeping in touch with your audience, keeping them engaged and staying relevant to their changing needs.

Webinar 4: Mental health advisory

Mental health has been the hidden risk during lockdown. Arts Wellbeing Collective's Kirsty Ritchie talks about some of the ways arts organisations can look after the mental health of their staff as they face challenges like working from home, balancing new priorities and fostering resilience.

What is the Creative Exchange?

Creative Exchange is a long running professional development and networking event program available to anyone working in the creative industries who wants access to the most up-to-date information across the sector.

These free or low cost, monthly events host national and international experts from across the arts, culture, screen and design sectors and cover a wide range of topics.  We look forward to welcoming you at our next event.

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