QAGOMA Strategic Review


Relative Creative were engaged by QAGOMA (Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art) to design and conduct a substantive review of their draft strategic plan. The project is a six phase process taking place between July 2021 and February 2022, the process consists of two workshops, a stakeholder survey, a workshop/presentation to the Board and Foundation Committee and the design of the final Strategic Plan.

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Opportunity for Futures

The project provided an opportunity to test the existing core elements of the strategy in an open, consultative and inquiring way and contribute to adjusting existing content and developing new content as a result. To achieve this we conducted in-depth research into the current trends within the GLAM sector both locally and internationally. Much of the content engaged with during this process spoke of the impact of climate change, community shifts in relation to the expectations around First Nations justice and truth telling and the connection between access to art and culture and societal wellbeing. It was an exciting opportunity to weave these components into the design of the workshops and the tools participants interacted with.

Our Approach

Our approach was multifaceted and grounded in research and our expertise in designing and delivering engaging, consultative workshops that support participants in having open discussions, and testing and challenging assumptions to analyse and co-create alternative futures. For this project this took the form of: two workshops, one in person for the Senior Leadership Team, one online (due to¬† COVID) for all staff; a designed stakeholder survey relating to the outcomes of the two workshops and; a presentation/workshop with QAGOMA’s Board and Foundation Committee. Each of these engagements has resulted in an outcome report capturing key learnings and recommendations. This will inform the updated strategic plan.

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QAGOMA workshop