The value of the arts –now more than ever

WHEN
7.00 – 8.00pm, Wednesday 9th September 2020
WHERE
Online via Facebook and Zoom
WHO
Everybody is welcome

Our September webinar taps into a very rich base within Newcastle and the Hunter.

7.00 – 8.00pm, Wednesday 9th September 2020

Visit our Facebook page to view the livestream of the event. Members of the Newcastle Institute will receive an invitation to the interactive Zoom webinar.

The creative arts sector has brought solace to many during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have found comfort in music, films, arts and other forms of entertainment in these challenging times. Supported by innovation and technology, artists have also shown incredibility generosity in sharing their creative talents to support communities in the face of isolation.

Despite the significant contribution to our economy, the Australian government’s economic and employment support for the creative arts sector in the pandemic was initially non-existent with a limited package finally announced in mid-June this year, resulting in many unemployed and without access to job-seeker and job-keeper programs.

The value of the creative arts – now more than ever is the topic for the September Newcastle Institute Webinar. Gerry Bobsien, recently appointed Director of Maitland Regional Art Gallery, with an extensive background in the creative industries will facilitate this event. Panellists will include:

The panellists will discuss the challenges for the creative arts during COVID-19, their value to our lives and their contribution to the economy at national and regional levels. Importantly they will challenge us as to why we are continually having to justify the value of this important sector.

7.00 – 8.00pm, Wednesday 9th September 2020

Visit our Facebook page to view the livestream of the event. Members of the Newcastle Institute will receive an invitation to the interactive Zoom webinar.

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