Event | Best practice: Working together with artists

Event | Best practice: Working together with artists

A professional development intensive for emerging arts workers

When: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm, Saturday 5 August

Where: Artisan, 381 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD

Free event, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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The National Association for the Visual Arts has partnered together with Artisan to present a special, half day professional development intensive for emerging arts workers.

Join a group of industry leaders in a program of discussions to examine best practice standards of working together with artists across a range of topics including;

• Exhibition development

• Exhibition touring management

• Public programming

• Curatorial engagement with artists

• Cultural protocol and working together with Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander artists

The session will begin with a forum where industry professionals will share innovative methods of engaging with artists, including examples of recent projects and exhibitions. The participants will then join in a participatory conversation with the speakers in response to the forum. The session will close with a discussion which explores the challenges and opportunities arts workers face in building and sustaining their careers. Through this session participants will have a unique opportunity to network with industry professionals in a relaxed and informal environment.

Industry professionals include:

Andrea Higgins, Exhibitions Officer, Museum and Gallery Services Queensland

Sarah Barron, Public Programs Officer, QUT Art Museum

•  Lisa Bryan-Brown, Curator and Registrations Assistant, QAGOMA

Bianca Beeston, Artist and Lecturer, Contemporary Indigenous Art, QCA

Discussions facilitated by:

Claire Sourgnes, CEO, Artisan

This is a free event with limited places available.

To reserve your place in this session, please complete a short application form

Applications to attend close on 29 July 2017.

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Please note: this session is open to emerging arts workers, being defined as:

– Students

– Recent graduates

– Under two years of professional experience

(Inclusive of; curators, exhibition officers, public program officers, arts writers, project coordinators, gallery assistants, community arts workers, arts administrators and arts writers)

This program is proudly presented by the National Association for the Visual Arts and Artisan with support from Arts Queensland.