Practice 101


PRACTICE 101 is an Arts Northern Rivers professional development series delivered across the region and online in 2023. The series is designed for artists and art-workers at any career stage looking for additional support in their creative career paths.

Free workshops and information sessions are available across a range of topics including:

Project Planning – how to develop & deliver creative projects

Profile Basics – artist statements bios & how to frame your work for different audiences

Marketing – self-promotion, hype & how to position your work

Arts Law – copyright & artists contracts

Arts Law – First Nations artists’ legal support

Public Art – commissioning processes for art in public space & site-specific work

Grants Writing – arts funding and support for creative projects

Working with Galleries – exhibiting your work in and outside of the regions

Care & Ethics – how to make work with principles of care, inclusivity, safety & wellbeing

Moving in Web3.0 – NFTs & what not to do

Insurance – providers and policy options for legal liability for creatives

Data Culture – collecting the right information & evaluating your projects

Performing Arts Commissioning – how to get your work programmed

Branding by Marguerite Moloney

PRACTICE 101 professional development series has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


Upcoming Sessions

Mid-Career Intensive

Join Arts Northern Rivers for a professional development workshop facilitated by internationally
acclaimed artist, Karla Dickens.

Thu 26 Oct, 10-2pm

Ewingsdale Hall

Past Sessions

Working with Galleries

Facilitated by Grafton Regional Director, Sarah Gurich, this session designed for early-career visual artists will detail how to self-profile and present your work for exhibitions.

Tuesday 12 Sep, 10am-12pm

Tweed Regional Gallery

First Nations Arts Law

Facilitated by Arts Law and Artists in the Black, this session will talk about what rights First Nations artists, creators and cultural practitioners have and how to protect them.

Wed 30 Aug, 10-12

YWCA Australia, Goonellabah

Arts Law

Thinking about contracts, copyright and licensing can be intimidating. This session will take you through the tricky legal issues that affect your practice so you can focus on making art.

Thu 31 Aug, 10-12

Brunswick Picture House

Public Art

Facilitated by Deborah McCormick (NZ), this session positions public art as an essential building block for a thriving community.

Saturday 1 July, 10am-1pm

Elevator ARI


Facilitated by Penelope Benton, this online information session offers an introduction to liability and insurance policy.

Thursday 22 June, 12-1pm

Online via Zoom

Data Culture

This session is an introduction to evaluation practice in the arts with researcher Tandi Palmer Williams from Patternmakers.

Tuesday 30 May 10-11:30am

Online via Zoom

Profile Basics

The session will provide support with writing an artist statement, biography and CV and is for all art forms facilitated by Paul Shields.

Wednesday 5 April 3-5pm

Grafton Regional Gallery

Project Planning

The session will present an array of basic fundamental tools to help understand the complexity and fascinating phenomenon of creative project planning.

Thursday 30 March 10am-12pm

Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre