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February 2020

Arts and Creatives in ACTION

27 February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Arts and Creatives in ACTION Working together collectively. If you are a visual artist, arts worker or aspiring arts manager, and you are looking to take your creative practice to new markets, you can explore collective opportunities at this workshop! Connect to broader networks, develop ways to work more effectively with others, align your individual goals with group goals and establish a management group for future exhibition systems and opportunities. Facilitated by Sharon Seyd and Karen Corr – Jumpleads NFP…

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March 2020

Energetical Symposium

13 March 2020

On Friday March 13, Platform Youth Arts and Deakin University will co-present Energetical, a one-day symposium that focuses on the value, labour, experience and intergenerational knowledge of women artists and arts workers living or working regionally in Victoria. This hybrid symposium, exhibition and workshop program will be the first of its kind in Victoria, with over twenty esteemed arts leaders from regional centres delving into topics around diverse and inclusive programming, legacy art projects, navigating contemporary arts practice as well…

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May 2020

ONLINE Webinar Caring for Collections during closure

1 May 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

ONLINE Webinar Caring for Collections during closure Join AMaGA, Grimwade Conservation Services and Margaret Birtley AM, for a webinar on how to best care for collections with limited access. This session will explore and expand on the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material’s (AICCM) valuable ‘Closed by COVID’ resource. The Grimwade team will share practical advice and respond to questions about caring for specific materials at a distance. Our panellists will also look to the coming months and…

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ONLINE EVENT: Tom Keneally – The Dickens Boy

6 May 2020 @ 7:30 pm

ONLINE EVENT: Tom Keneally – The Dickens Boy The tenth child of Charles Dickens, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn, had consistently proved unable ‘to apply himself ‘ to school or life. Aged sixteen, he is sent, as his brother Alfred was before him, to Australia. Against this backdrop, and featuring cricket tournaments, horse-racing, bushrangers, sheep droving, shifty stock and station agents, frontier wars and first encounters with Australian women, Plorn meets extraordinary people and enjoys wonderful adventures as…

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Arts Action Workshop #1 (Online) BEING MARKET READY

7 May 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts Action Workshops Online

A free upskilling and professional development program for creatives in regional communities. Supporting people to: get into action; work collaboratively; and refine innovative methods to develop arts enterprise models, pathways and networks. Workshop #1 BEING MARKET READY [for individual creatives & arts workers] A focus on grounding your individual goals and being ready to respond to new marketing opportunities. Thursday 7th May 2020 1:30-3:30pm Register Now- bit.ly/GP-ArtsACTION-1

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ONLINE – Warrnambool and Moyne Youth Awards

8 May 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ONLINE – Warrnambool and Moyne Youth Awards The 2020 Warrnambool and Moyne Youth Awards will be broadcast live in a special online event. The awards, normally a packed affair at the Lighthouse Theatre, were postponed due to COVID-19. Despite this the Warrnambool and Moyne Youth Councils were still eager to recognise the achievements of the region’s young people. The youth councils have adopted an online format, with the potential for people to tune in from anywhere.The ceremony will be hosted…

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ONLINE – Live-stream: Tom Porteous on Human Rights and COVID-19

26 May 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

ONLINE – Live-stream: Tom Porteous on Human Rights and COVID-19 Tom Porteous is a former journalist for the Guardian and the BBC, and an expert on global conflict management and resolution. Now deputy program director at Human Rights Watch, he’ll join Sally Warhaft live from Paris to discuss human rights and COVID-19.  Watch the stream at wheelercentre.com

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ONLINE EVENT – Adam Courtenay – The Ghost and The Bounty Hunter

27 May 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ONLINE EVENT – Adam Courtenay – The Ghost and The Bounty Hunter In 1803, a convict called William Buckley fled an embryonic settlement in the land of the Kulin nation, to take his chances in the wilderness. For 32 years, Buckley lived as a Wadawurrung man, learning his adopted tribe’s language, skills and methods of survival. The outside world finally caught up with Buckley in 1835, after John Batman, a bounty hunter from Van Diemen’s Land, arrived. For more information…

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ONLINE – CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS AUTHORS

29 May 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

ONLINE – CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS AUTHORS FEATURING BRUCE PASCOE & JOHN WAIGHT IN CONVERSATION. For more information visit: https://nrw.reconciliation.org.au/event/celebrating-indigenous-authors-featuring-bruce-pascoe-john-waight-in-conversation/  

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ONLINE – Bruce Pascoe in conversation

29 May 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ONLINE – Bruce Pascoe in conversation During Reconciliation Week, join Bruce Pascoe and Verity Firth in discussion on food, housing, agriculture and sustainability, and what modern Australia could learn from the rich knowledge of the oldest continuing living culture on earth. For more information visit: https://nrw.reconciliation.org.au/event/bruce-pascoe-in-conversation/

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June 2020

Get Access-orised With 2-For-1 Arts & Disability Training

17 June 2020 @ 10:00 am

Get Access-orised With 2-For-1 Arts & Disability Training A new online workshop is helping arts and cultural organisations improve how they connect with and support people with disability or who are Deaf, especially in relation to online content and services. The 1.5 hour workshop is being delivered by Accessible Arts – NSW’s peak arts and disability organisation – which upskills up to 1000 people every year through its disability awareness training programs. In response to the COVID arts shutdown, their…

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ONLINE – Collaboration for The Creative Team Leader

18 June 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

ONLINE – Collaboration for The Creative Team Leader This workshop is for anyone who wants to work well with others in any context with focus on the creative process and the work of innovation. It’s not so easy to work well with others. It’s also not easy to come up with new ideas. Thankfully, coming up with new ideas (innovation) and working well with others (collaboration) are intimately connected within any team that has a playful culture. Drawing from the…

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July 2020

Women in Conversation NAIDOC Week: Treaty Wadawurrung country

12 July 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

NAIDOC Week Panel discussion: Treaty Wadawurrung country Join traditional owner Corrina Eccles and collaborator and photographic artist Ferne Millen as they discuss what it means to work towards Treaty on Wadawurrung land with AIATSIS Chair and Djab Wurrung/Gunditjmara leader Jodie Sizer. Facilitated by Harriet Gaffney.  Sunday Sessions ‘Women in Conversation’. A series of interviews, panel discussions and in-depth discussion hosted by and featuring pre-eminent women in arts on the Surf Coast. For more information visit: https://surfcoastartstrail.com.au/

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Women in Conversation NAIDOC Week: Ochre and Water

19 July 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Women in Conversation NAIDOC Week: Ochre and Water Join Surf Coast Art Space President Sally Groom in conversation with traditional owner Corrina Eccles on what the arts means to First Nations people and the significance of ochre and water to the Wadawurrung both historically and contemporaneously. Sunday Sessions ‘Women in Conversation’. A series of interviews, panel discussions and in-depth discussion hosted by and featuring pre-eminent women in arts on the Surf Coast.   For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ochre-and-water-sally-groom-corrina-eccles-tickets-110354074006

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Women in Conversation: Mentorship and Collaboration

26 July 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Women in Conversation: Mentorship and Collaboration Mentorship and Collaboration: Join emerging artist Miranda Jarvis in conversation with multi-award winning actor and director Iris Walshe-Howling on how theatre acts as a space for collaboration and the role of experienced practitioners in mentoring emerging creatives. Sunday Sessions ‘Women in Conversation’. A series of interviews, panel discussions and in-depth discussion hosted by and featuring pre-eminent women in arts on the Surf Coast. For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mentorship-collaboration-miranda-jarvis-and-iris-walshe-howling-tickets-110350076048 Feature Image Credit: Leiko Manalang

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Phase 2 Research Webinar

29 July 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Phase 2 Research Webinar Join Tandi Palmer Williams, Managing Director, Patternmakers to discuss key findings from Phase 2 of the Audience Outlook Monitor research. This webinar series explores different topics within the Audience Outlook Monitor and digs deeper into the results with industry experts. The Australia Council is working with Patternmakers and WolfBrown to understand changes in behaviours and sentiments of arts-goers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, to support decision-making and forward planning across the arts sector. Baseline data for the Audience…

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Working Together Effectively- Arts Action Workshop (Online Delivery)

30 July 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts Action Workshops Online

A free upskilling and professional development program for creatives in regional communities. Supporting people to: get into action; work collaboratively; and refine innovative methods to develop arts enterprise models, pathways and networks. Workshop #2 WORKING TOGETHER EFFECTIVELY [for visual artists, arts workers and aspiring arts managers] To connect you to broader networks and ways to work more effectively with others. Through aligning individual and group goals, we explore the potential of working on new projects, collectively. Supporting the establishment of…

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August 2020

Arts and Culture: Who’s Responsibility Is It?

18 August 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Arts and Culture: Who’s Responsibility Is It? Join Moderator journalist Ashleigh Wilson and Panel Members Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, MAV President and Councillor Coral Ross, Artistic Director Jacob Boehme, Artists Casey Bennetto and Lisa Roet, and Philanthropist Graeme Wood who will discuss the crucial role governments, artists, community and the private sector collectively play in fostering a thriving arts and culture sector now and into the future. Register here: https://web.cvent.com/event/

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Digital Communities- Arts Action Workshop (Online Delivery)

27 August 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts Action Workshops Online

FREE  facilitated sessions to: connect and strengthen your networks; encourage you to be market ready; provide opportunities to broaden your reach; and gain new skills working collectively to expand your impact. Workshop #3 DIGITAL COMMUNITIES [for professional visual artists who want expanded market reach] To explore how connecting yourself effectively through digital links to the world, may provide new opportunities. Furthering links between your artwork and potential customers and strengthening community connections as a whole. Register now- https://popupart.com.au/goldenplains/

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September 2020

ONLINE: Webinar Take Control

21 September 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

ONLINE: Webinar Take Control You want something to change? You need a campaign – and campaigns are tough. The Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) is teaming up with Brett de Hoedt from Hootville Communications for a free webinar focused on Brett’s experiences running campaigns. Brett has run campaigns ranging in scale from neighbourhood to national in voluntary and professional guises. He’s worked with 1000+ nonprofit clients and campaigned on planning, age care, mental health, international aid issues. He’s also…

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ONLINE: Recovery Roadmap Webinar #4: Mental health advisory

23 September 2020 @ 1:00 pm

ONLINE: Recovery Roadmap Webinar #4: Mental health advisory Mental health has been the hidden risk during lockdown. Arts Wellbeing Collective’s Kirsty Ritchie talks about some of the impacts on organisations and how to look after staff while working offsite. Co-produced by ArtsHub and Creative Victoria. This event is FREE and will be live captioned. Bookings are essential.

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Geelong’s Best KID Busker 2020 – CLOSED

29 September 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 9 October 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition – 2020 PLEASE NOTE: The Geelong’s best Kid Busker is no longer continuing Please refer to Central Geelong Buskers https://www.face.com/centralgeelongbuskers  

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ONLINE: Arts Access The Gathering

29 September 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

ONLINE: Arts Access The Gathering Join in online for the announcement of the 2020 Stella Young Award winner, followed by a discussion led by the CEO, Caroline Bowditch, on disability leadership – Why is important? What is it? What does it look like for us? How do we get it? Please RSVP to rsvp@artsaccess.com.au by 4pm on Monday 28 September. For more information visit: Arts Access

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Re-imagine: what next?

30 September 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Re-imagine: what next? Join the online discussion about a shared vision for the future. Key questions will be: What do we want the arts and cultural industries to look like in 2030? How do we get there? This session will be hosted by Dr. Jackie Bailey in conversation with Jade Lillie, Head of Sector Development and Patricia Adjei, Head of First Nations Arts and Culture joined by industry guests. Places are limited. Please register as soon as possible. You will…

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October 2020

Re-imagine: what next?

2 October 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Re-imagine: what next? Join the online discussion about a shared vision for the future. Key questions will be: What do we want the arts and cultural industries to look like in 2030? How do we get there? This session will be hosted by Dr. Jackie Bailey in conversation with Jade Lillie, Head of Sector Development and Patricia Adjei, Head of First Nations Arts and Culture joined by industry guests. Places are limited. Please register as soon as possible. You will…

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OZAsia Talks

20 October 2020 - 3 November 2020

OZAsia Talks Join in online for a series of critical conversations chaired by OzAsia Festival Artistic Director, Annette Shun Wah. Artists from across Australia and Asia connect across borders to discuss the role of arts and culture – and the future of creativity and cultural engagement – in a society under near-constant threat of lockdown. 20 October – 3 November 2020 For more information, visit ozasiafestival.com.au

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ONLINE – Artistic Resilience and ‘Making It’

29 October 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE – Artistic Resilience and ‘Making It’ Organised by Geelong Arts Centre. How do artists sustain their practice over the course of a career? Hear from Rachael Maza, Artistic Director of Ilbijerri Theatre, in this online Artists Accelerate speaker session. Take on Rachel’s learnings as she dives into her career, her work across a range of art forms and what ‘making it’ means to her. With an aim to support artists in building a pathway to professional artistic practice the…

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November 2020

The Ethics of Arts Partnerships panel with Creative Partnerships Australia

18 November 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Ethics of Arts Partnerships panel with Creative Partnerships Australia When it comes to business partners for arts organisations, is all money good money? When, how and why should you say no? What are the short and long-term risks and outcomes for your organisation, the sector, and the community? Join the discussion with Creative Partnerships Australia’s The Ethics of Arts Partnerships panel and tackle these timely questions, drawing on different perspectives and all sides of the debate – ethics, arts and business. Dr Simon Longstaff,…

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ONLINE – Building Audiences For Your Work

19 November 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE – Building Audiences For Your Work Organised by Geelong Arts Centre. Join Matthew Kelly and Richard Higgins – a.k.a. The Listies – online for an Artists Accelerate speaker session. The comedic duo have grown a thriving creative practice across stage, screen and web. Hear their learnings such as how they have built audiences for their work, and what tools, tips & tricks they have for other independent artists. With an aim to support artists in building a pathway to…

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December 2020

ONLINE – Risk-Taking During Restrictions

10 December 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE – Risk-Taking During Restrictions Organised by Geelong Arts Centre. After a successful delivery of the Brisbane Festival in September, Program Director Kate Fell joins the Geelong Arts Centre online for an Artists Accelerate speaker session. Kate will discuss supporting risk-taking despite restrictions, and how Brisbane artists have responded to the challenge of delivering live performance during COVID-19. With an aim to support artists in building a pathway to professional artistic practice the Artists Accelerate professional development speaker series has…

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