A conversation about building the capacity of our creative community and working together in an increasingly turbulent and uncertain environment for artists and arts organisations.
Our speakers will discuss:
- Career advancement – and the ceiling that is placed on opportunity when organisations face constant turmoil from threats to funding
- How to manage morale – and lack thereof
- How to build resilience
- Finding optimism
- Resourcefulness and how to look outside the mainstream funding square
- How arts leaders could benefit from stepping outside silos and gaining strength through collaborating and group mentoring
- The value of an experienced mentor who has trodden the traps before you
- Conventional and unconventional training opportunities to build leadership and career advancement opportunities
- Activism – how best to protest about funding cuts. Does kicking and screaming pay off in the end?
Gina Fairley, (Chair) Visual Arts, National Editor, ArtsHub
Jess Duncan, Program Manager, Beyond Empathy Moree
Gemma Parsons, Program Manager Beyond Empathy Illawarra
Cadi McCarthy, Director, Catapult Dance in Newcastle
Amy Hardingham, Co-Artistic Director, Tantrum Youth Arts, Newcastle.
Followed by DRINKS AND NETWORKING | Cost: Drinks By donation | REGISTER
Access: Catapult Dance Studio main space is wheelchair accessible but does not have an accessible toilet.
This event is presented by Octapod and The Business Centre in partnership with the Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG) as part of the Smart Arts program for Newcastle and the Hunter. The program includes professional skills development, collaborative opportunities and networking to assist artists, creative practitioners, arts and cultural professionals to build sustainable creative businesses.
If you need assistance to start, run or grow your business please visit, www.businesscentre.com.au or phone 02 4925 7700.