Arts Business Intensive

04 May 2021

The City of Stirling is inviting visual artists to register for its Arts Business Intensive on Saturday 8 May; a professional development workshop for artists looking to improve the commercial viability of their business.

Attendees will participate in a full day of interactive presentations, workshops and panel discussions from arts, finance and marketing industry professionals. 

Curator, consultant and arts mentor Sandra Murray is keynote speaker for the event, which also includes Associate Professor Lyndall Adams, social media and technology expert Ming Johanson and accountant and financial advisor Elliot Brannan.

Targeted to mid-career visual artists, the Arts Business Intensive aims to answer questions such as:

  • How do I make money if my art has no commercial appeal?
  • How do I get my art seen by the right people?
  • Where should I focus my energy?
  • How do I expand my business?

Workshop attendees will hear not only from subject matter experts, but also from local artists and curators who have tried and tested different pathways for income generation – including licencing, commissions, public art, publishing, consulting, teaching and more.

Mayor Mark Irwin said the City of Stirling was keen to provide as much support as possible to artists in 2021.

“We’ve seen the significant impact the pandemic has had on wages, revenue and employment in the arts,” he said. “It’s critical that we continue to build the resilience and diversity of our creative industries and providing opportunities for local artists to learn from and support each other is essential to this process.”

The event also provides a valuable networking opportunity, with a social sundowner listed as the closing event for the day.

The Arts Business Intensive will run Saturday 8 May at Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley Campus.

Tickets are $60 general admission, with discounted tickets ($35) available to artists, students and concession card holders within the City of Stirling.

Bookings are essential via Eventbrite:

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