Making a Career in the Arts

Presented by SAMAG in collaboration with NAVA and Artspace.

Date: Monday 20 March 2017
Time: 6pm
Where: Level 2, Seminar Room, Artspace,
The Gunnery, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo

Following a tumultuous 2016 and with the median creative income for Australian artists being well below the national average, we check in with four Sydney artists and arts practitioners to talk the highs, lows and everything in between for creating a career in the arts. We will look past the stereotypes to talk through fair pay and funding, wellbeing, paying the rent, the business of being an artist and what the future holds.


Brianna Munting (Facilitator): Deputy Director, NAVA

Talia Linz: Curator, Artspace

Lara Merrett: Artist

Jonny Niesche: Artist

Huseyin Sami: Artist

NAVA, Artspace and Art Month Sydney logos

Making a Career in the Arts