‘Art is a business and yes, artists have to make difficult, honest business decisions.’ Amanda Palmer, The Guardian.
Few artists are comfortable talking about their practice in business terms perceiving that this somehow may make them less than a true artist. However, business and career play a big part in the decisions we all have to make along the way of a creative life.
If you feel that it is time to move on from the old paradigm and want to combine the two common career areas in your life – loving what you do and being able to make a living from it, then Career Strategies For Creatives is for you.
Building on the success of the national regional arts event, ARTLANDS Dubbo 2016, Regional Arts NSW (RANSW) has developed a 4 year program working in partnership with 4 Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADOs) to deliver a regional conference/arts festival to demonstrate regional excellence and continue to build on the conversations, partnerships and opportunities for regional artists and arts organisations that were an outcome of ARTLANDS.
The project plans to engage regional and metropolitan artists and arts organisations around the identified priority areas of First Nations and Aboriginal Arts, Arts and Health (including Creative Ageing), Regionalism and Principles of Practice. It was strongly felt across the sector that the momentum should be continued and that NSW has clearly demonstrated leadership in this area.
Following the recent flood event in the Northern Rivers a group of local artists, led by the RealArtWorks Collective, are delivering a creative workshop program to assist people with their recovery process. Located at 29 Carrington Lane, Lismore, ARCH participants are encouraged to use creative expression as a way to reconnect with the community and make sense of recent events, providing a space for participants to share stories and feelings and express their responses through a creative process.
The Northern Rivers is home to the highest concentration of arts and creative industries practitioners outside of metropolitan centers.
Northern Rivers Creative is a directory showcasing professional practitioners of the Northern Rivers and committed to making connections for local, national and international markets for local creatives.
The project will record the life stories of 10 Elders from the Bundjalung nation / Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. It has been inspired by the energy and passion of Dale Roberts – a local Aboriginal woman who has worked along side our region’s most respected and loved Elders.
Dale said, ‘Ever since I can remember people were asking me, for years, about how to get in touch with Elders and speak to our Aboriginal mob’.
Arts Northern Rivers partnered with Dance Integrated Australia and The Farm to provide scholarships for two emerging dancers for a residency opportunity at the third annual The Corner Dance Lab.