ARTS & EVENTS

ARTS & EVENTS - Board of Directors
ARTS & EVENTS INTRODUCTION

This sector hub includes those who work in the following sectors: Event managers, booking agents, entertainers, art, music, theatre, and museums.

On COVID-19: There’s no doubt that the arts and events sectors have been particularly hit hard by COVID-19. We feel you. Scroll down this page to find fast-track tips and support.

ARTS & EVENTS COMMITTEE

ARTS & EVENTS - Board of Directors
MEGAN HILLS

ARTS & EVENTS HUB DIRECTOR

Business: The Creative Ingredient

Megan has over 20 years’ experience in creative and cultural project management experience She assists businesses and government through her community consultation and engagement services management of events, place activation and public art projects, digital experience delivery, and more. She also has over 15 years’ experience providing general business marketing training services With over eight years supporting Aboriginal cultural enterprise development, Megan especially enjoys helping to connect people meaningfully with the oldest living culture on the planet.

COVID-19 HELP | FOR ARTS & EVENTS

FAST-TRACK TO COVID SUPPORT

Targeted COVID-19 government information and support for arts & events:

AUST. GOVERNMENT

NSW GOVERNMENT

INDUSTRY LINKS (on COVID-19):

 

PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS 

Create your COVID safe plan and ensure your staff participate in COVID-19 specific training programs:

OTHER TIPS

  • Double the amount of communication with your artists/colleagues to ensure everyone is feeling safe and not forgotten (be compassionate and non-judgemental)
  • Conduct regular cleaning measures which seek to disinfect high-frequency touch points, such as tables and chairs, service counters, grab and flush handles, door handles/plates, elevator buttons and taps.
  • Ensure there are hygiene stations/hand sanitiser dispensers around the space for visitors to use.

ONLINE ALTERNATIVES

  • Selling? (art, craft, resources, merchandise, etc.): Create an online store with as much pertinent detail on each item (what would potential buyers want to know if they can’t see the work off-line, with safe pick-up or delivery information)
  • Create a virtual exhibition/studio visits (quick response grant for $ support)
  • Look at how online/digital alternatives can benefit your space, not just as a COVID-response but to reach out to wider audiences for the future

EVENT SECTOR COVID-19 HACKS 

You can choose different event formats in response to COVID: virtual, ‘careful’ in-person and hybrid events. Some links that might help:

 

GOING AHEAD WITH YOUR EVENT?
If you choose to go ahead, then consider the following:

  • Create your COVID safe plan 
  • Ensure your staff participate in COVID-19 specific training programmes
  • Attendance number control to ensure personal space
  • ‘Omicron quality’ N95 masks (or KN95 or KF94) for event staff
  • Don’t allow/limit visitors backstage
  • Some performers are making mask wearing mandatory for their event attendees
  • Politely request ticket holders that they refrain from attending should they start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19
  • Conduct regular cleaning measures which seek to disinfect high-frequency touch points, such as tables and chairs, service counters, grab and flush handles, door handles/plates, elevator buttons and taps.
  • Ensure there are hygiene stations/hand sanitiser dispensers around the space for visitors to use.

 

TOURING

Two key tips to consider:

  • Be aware of protocols of each state
  • Consider hiring event logistics staff, drivers and merchandise sales staff from specific geographic areas you are going to have your event, rather than brining your own (and organise back-ups if they aren’t available)