24 August 2010

Upcoming Gold Coast Workshops for Artists + Creatives!

So the Gold Coast City Council have some fantastic workshops coming up designed to assist local artists and artsworkers with developing and managing their careers, projects, practice etc. These workshops are brought to you by the City Council's Creative Juices program, with the next workshops held in partnership with YAQ, Flying Arts and Artworkers. And best of all they are free beans and open to any local creative who is interested! Book early to avoid lameness. Pics found on Google Image.

16 September 2010 , Thursday| 6-7pm 
JUMP Mentorship Info Session
 JUMP is a national mentorship program managed by Youth Arts Qld, and is open to artists aged 18-30, and in the first five years of their professional practice. JUMP crosses a range of artforms, community arts and theatre to Indigenous arts, music, visual arts, dance, literature, and interdisciplinary and hybrid art. Already the largest artist mentoring program nationally, the number of places available in JUMP for 2011 will increase to 50. Applications open 30 Aug and end 22 Oct. www.jumpmentoring.com.auYAQ will be delivering an Info session for Gold Coast artists, writers, performers and other creatives who are interested in applying 
for JUMP in 2011.Southport Library, Corner Garden and Lawson Streets, Southport.
RSVP by13 Sept to jump@yaq.org.au or 1800 467 882 or (07) 3252 5115.      


24 September 2010,  Friday |  9am-4pm
Tapping the Money Tree - How to Get Funds and Resources for Your Projects
A popular interactive grant writing workshop that will show you where to start with your grant  application, where to look for  funding and help you understand the assessment process. Participants will have the opportunity to work with RADF, Australia Council, Arts QLD, State Development and other grants as workshop templates. The workshop is suitable for artists, artsworkers and creative businesses. Facilitator: Miriam Martin Consulting. 
Broadbeach Library, 61 Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters.


22 October 2010, Friday | 10am to 4pm

How to Plan and Implement an Arts Project
Arts projects, big or small, require good management and careful attention to detail to be successful. Having a good plan helps to take the uncertainty out of preparation and at least some of the pain out of delivery. This workshop introduces arts workers to the principles of effective project management and explains how a little method to the madness will help to produce a better result. Topics to be covered include project management principles, making a project plan and project evaluation. At the end of the session student will understand the importance of having a plan, be able to write up a project plan and know how to go about evaluating a successful event.
Facilitator: Stephen Clark at Flying Arts. 
Robina Community Centre Conference Room, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina. 
RSVP by 19 Oct to cscdc@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or (07) 5581 7508.


6 November 2010, Saturday |  9am-4pm
How to Put on an Exhibition in Alternate Spaces or Public Galleries
Getting into the commercial gallery system is not always easy or desired and so many artists develop their own opportunities either by targeting public galleries or finding their own spaces to show their work. This workshop covers both an individual and group approach to getting exhibitions in public galleries but also on how to source and set up other opportunities – from using existing set up gallery spaces, non gallery spaces such as cafes etc to setting something up in a new space from scratch either on an ongoing basis or as a one-off. The workshop covers all stages of the project from writing proposals, developing cohesive group themed shows, effective decision making and structure of roles for artist groups, to all the aesthetics and business elements needed for a successful exhibition.Facilitator: Kevin Wilson at Artworkers. 
19 KAREN, 19 Karen Avenue, Mermaid Beach Q 4218
RSVP by 3 November to cscdc@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or (07) 5581 7508.

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