1:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Monday, 24 July 2017
Ground Floor Meeting Room, The Arts Exchange: 10 Hickson Rd, Sydney, NSW
To book, contact Nicole:

A half-day (4 hrs) masterclass for NSW Theatre Producers Working Group and TNA/TNN members. This masterclass examines both NSW and federal advocacy approaches with the aim of assisting the group, and the sector more broadly, to determine future advocacy goals. Guest speaker Neil Pharaoh, is an expert campaigner and strategist, and the event will be facilitated by TNA’s Nicole Beyer and TNN’s Jane Kreis.

This tailored NSW masterclass with Neil Pharaoh follows on from TNA’s Victorian Masterclass in 2016,  and NSW Theatre Producers Working Group’s 2016 Curtain Call Campaign, and subsequent advocacy and lobbying meetings.

TNA members have used Neil’s teachings in their own organisational advocacy, strengthening sector advocacy as a whole.

“Both myself and Artistic Director Rachael Maza attended TNA’s Advocacy Masterclass with Neil Pharaoh, in 2016, and it was an incredibly useful half day – mind-blowing actually. Neil managed to make us realise how little we knew about real advocacy, but in a way that felt empowering and respectful. He gave us really practical tips and starting points, and made us feel, as a group, that we could actually achieve change. We have since used our newfound skills for the organisation itself, and in our role as leaders on behalf of the small to medium sector.”

– Simeon Moran, Executive Producer, Ilbijerri

About Neil Pharaoh
I have spent more than a decade leading public policy, advocacy, and business issue campaigns for corporations, foundations, and non-profit organizations. I am proud to have been the inaugural co-chair of the Australian Labor Party’s core national rights organization for social justice and equality issues.

Professionally; I have developed and executed the strategic frameworks and corporate social responsibility and advocacy initiatives for a number of major international and Australian businesses.

With a background in business development and marketing for organizations in the information technology, health sciences, and social services sectors, I currently serve on the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) panel on Civics and Democracy. Educationally, I hold a JD (LLB) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

Numbers are limited to 40 attendees and, given the focus of the Masterclass, these places are targeted at participants in the NSW Theatre Producers Working Group with other places available to TNN and TNA Members and other arts advocacy stakeholders.