Lake Mac GLAM

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Lake Mac GLAM is a series of professional development events for those working and volunteering within Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums.

The purpose of these events is to showcase the latest innovations and initiatives to enhance the creation and delivery of engaging cultural experiences at your institution.

The series is designed to leave you informed, motivated and equipped to integrate new innovations into your current programming.

Be inspired by a range of industry-leading speakers and sharpen your knowledge and skills in specialist fields.

The full program for 2024 will be announced shortly. Join our mailing list to find out more. 

Event schedule for 2024

2024 and beyond for Regional Cultural Policy and Engagement in the Arts

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

Venue: Museum of Art and Culture, yapang

Time: 10am – 3pm

Event Summary:

A one-day industry symposium defining contemporary issues and risks with creative engagement in the regions, with a focus on policy and leadership, advocacy, AI, diversity and engagement, value and community capacity.

  • Future-proofing the arts: what will the Hunter look like in 25 years and what should we be doing as a sector?
  • How to engage across the GLAM sector in the age of AI.
  • Creative aging
  • Creative Alliances and Cultural Policy and Strategies for the Hunter

Cost:

  • $70 professionals (plus booking fee)
  • $50 students/volunteers (plus booking fee)

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The Evolution of Libraries

Date: Tuesday 20 August 2024

Venue: Windale Hub

Time: 10am – 3pm

Event Summary:

Across the course of the day, we will explore how public libraries can remain relevant and engaging in an era of changing community priorities.

In order to remain relevant and continue driving demand for library services, topic areas will include: trends of readership; digitisation and technology; community relevance and engagement; promotion of education and literacy; access and equity; and sustainability and environmental impact.

  • Future of Libraries and what can we learn from our international counterparts
  • Libraries as hybrid venues
  • Recreational leisure – Are libraries Entertainment?
  • The impact on outreach programs on engagement
  • What does a library member look like? Changing readership trends, diversity and demand

Cost:

  • $70 professionals (plus booking fee)
  • $50 students/volunteers (plus booking fee)

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Cultural Tourism: Putting Arts and Culture on the Map

Date: Tuesday 22 October 2024

Venue: Rathmines Theatre, nawayiba

Time: 10am – 3pm

Event summary:

Cultural Tourism is having its moment in the spotlight with the release of Creative Communities, the NSW Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy.

The policy aims to grow national and international audiences, drawing on the rich diversity of cultural experience, artforms and local initiatives. As a part of this ambition, NSW tourism will increase its focus on cultural experiences, including festivals and First Nations cultural tourism.

  • Re-positioning culture: it’s about the destination not the Journey
  • First nations culture: celebrating and sharing first nations culture in our regions
  • Public Art as a destination offering
  • Opening doors: Access and inclusion for cultural experiences

Cost:

  • $70 professionals (plus booking fee)
  • $50 students/volunteers (plus booking fee)

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Travel information and accommodation

Lake Macquarie is located just 90-minutes north of Sydney and 40-minutes south of Newcastle Airport.

Visit the Lake Macquarie Tourism website for travel information, accommodation options and how to make the most of your visit.

Useful links:

Newcastle Airport
Lake Macquarie accommodation
Transport NSW