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Events and workshops

The following events provide an opportunity to increase your knowledge, build connections and access industry intelligence.

Events listed are supported by or align with our Arts Acumen program and are accurate at time of publishing. If you have an event you would like to submit for consideration, please email artsacumen@arts.qld.gov.au

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of industry and professional development events and workshops.  

Live Workshops

Setting Up Your Arts Business

Take a more of a business-like perspective of your career development, and learn about a range of introductory topics to get your thinking started. The workshop begins with an overview of the arts business world. Participants will then look at some of the preliminary work required to establish a business.

Location: IMA Learning Space - Level 1, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006.

Date: 25 February 2018 (Sunday)

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Grants and Funding Application

Seeking funding through grants and don’t know where to start? Learn how to plan, develop and apply for grant applications to assist in making your arts project a success. This workshop will navigate grant protocols, application forms and managing the project for easy acquittals.

Location: IMA Learning Space - Level 1, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006.

Date: 29 April 2018 (Sunday)

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Disrupting Your Arts Practice

Disrupt your Arts Practice is designed to take your visual art or design-based business to the next level. This intermediate workshop builds on a participant’s core business skills, to explore the tangible and intangible aspects of creative business.

Location: IMA Learning Space - Level 1, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006.

Date: 5 August 2018 (Sunday)

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Digital Platforms For Artists

Stuck on where to start as an artist in the digital space? Join us in this workshop introducing you to the ins and outs of digital platforms for artists – from portfolios and social media to online sales.

Location: IMA Learning Space - Level 1, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006.

Date: 21 October 2018 (Sunday)

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Webinars

Photographing Your Work

Good photography of your artwork is crucial in setting up your online presence and for submitting your work for competitions and applications. Learn about the basic tools and techniques in this webinar, which will take photographic documentation of your artwork to the next level.

Location: Online

Date: 26 February 2018 (Monday)

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Pricing for Artists

Pricing your work can be a tricky task when you don’t know where to begin. Learn the basics, such as working out the value of your work for wholesale or retail in this beginner’s guide to pricing for artists.

Location: Online

Date: 23 April 2018 (Monday)

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Preparing Your Work for Exhibitions

Handling your work properly can make all the difference in ensuring it arrives safely for exhibition. Join us in this webinar which will demonstrate the basic materials and techniques for ensuring your work is ready.

Location: Online

Date: 28 May 2018 (Monday)

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Tax and Money Matters for Artists

This free online webinar will introduce you to tax and money matters for artists. Bring all of your questions regarding your tax before submitting your return. All you need for this session is a computer, speakers and an internet connection.

Location: Online

Date: 2 July 2018 (Monday)

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Online Courses

Leading Innovation in Arts and Culture

Presented by National Arts Strategies, this course will help those in the performing arts, museums, libraries and other cultural organisations build environments where new management and program ideas are created, shared, evaluated and the best ones are successfully put to work.

Location: Online

Date: Anytime (8 week course)

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Arts and Culture Strategy

Presented by National Arts Strategies, this course will help arts and culture professionals define value and mission, understand the environment and how best to compete and collaborate, understand the role of the leader, cultivate a personal view of the role arts and culture play in society, and the value they create and how to effectively communicate to those both in and outside the field.

Location: Online

Date: Anytime (5 week course)

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Digital Branding and Engagement

Presented by edX, this course will teach you about this shift and how it has altered the way brands communicate with their audiences. You will learn about the challenges of managing a digital brand and how rich and compelling content, combined with digital distribution, are integral to brand engagement.

Location: Online

Date: Anytime (4 week course)

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Introduction to marketing

Marketing is a crucial function in all businesses and organizations, and is becoming increasingly crucial to success in our modern global economy. Presented by eX, this course, regardless of your industry background, will teach you core concepts and tools to help you better understand and excel in marketing.

Location:  Online

Date:  Anytime (6 week course)

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