Making Money Business - Business Skills for Aboriginal Artists23.09.2015
Aboriginal artists living in regional areas in NSW will have a further chance to build their business skills with a second round of RANSW workshops run by business adviser, David Sharpe.
Mr Sharpe developed the workshops, with RANSW in response to a need identified through a survey of Aboriginal artists who attended last year’s Black Arts Market for business skills including promotion, pricing, distribution and developing a business plan. The workshops are funded through the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund.
Mr Sharpe has worked as an arts manager and as an adviser on finance and business issues for arts organisations, gaining experience at the Australia Council for the Arts and Film Illawarra. He is also an active playwright, with a number of his plays produced by independent theatres in Sydney and Melbourne.
Artists attending the workshops in May and June in the Murray Arts, Orana Arts and Arts Northern Rivers regions rated the workshops ‘excellent’ particularly sessions on goals and strategies, developing a market stall and online sales.
One participant said the workshop content highlighted the important tools needed to create an ongoing business.
Following this positive feedback workshops will be run in another eight regional arts boards on the following dates:-
Eastern Riverina Arts Wagga Wagga Thurs, 29 October 10am – 3pm
Western Riverina Arts Griffith Friday, 30 October 10am – 3pm
Arts Mid North Coast Taree Wed, 4 November 10am – 3pm
Arts Upper Hunter Muswellbrook Thurs, 5 November 10am – 3pm
South East Arts Narooma Thurs, 12 November 10am – 3pm
Arts OutWest Orange Friday, 20 November 10am – 3pm
Arts North West Moree Thurs, 26 November 10am – 3pm
Outback Arts Coonamble Friday, 27 November 9am – 2pm
For more information and to book a place contact the local Regional Arts Board via the Regional Arts Network page.