Join us in an intensive 5-day DEBRIEF career taster of what it is like to study and develop a career in the creative arts. Centred around you as an individual, and based around the idea of an artist’s ‘journal’, we will show you what freelance, casual or permanent work might look like in diverse and creative roles such as a professional artist, an arts manager or administrator, a technician, a designer, a gallery director, a writer or a curator.
The project will be run from 9.30 am – 3 pm on Monday 1 – Friday 5 February. It will be online for 4 days through the Zoom platform and the fifth day will be a day of face to face industry talks at the Geelong Gallery and Platform Arts with a public art picnic at Johnstone Park in Geelong, COVID permitting.
COVID has been a pretty tough time for everyone – particularly if you face redundancy or your job has just disappeared – the demographics most affected are older women and young people. There is a super valuable career pathway for those who have to start or rebuild their careers from scratch – a creative art degree can offer you a new way of thinking about the world and your place in it. Art is a career that can last well into your 90s – Careers in science, IT or nursing often take a lifetime to build the skills needed for a career profile – in the arts, you can start straight away, whether you are 18 or 60
Places are limited and preference is for those who can attend the full 5 days.
Bookings are available from January 28 through Eventbrite ………here
This project is supported by the City of Greater Geelong through its COVID-19 Arts, Culture and Heritage Recovery