The Sessions

ArtWorks in Narooma on 24 March presentsa variety of session types and lengths to suit your needs. Some sessions run concurrently so please check the program for details.

Session registration is on the day, so arrive in time to register so you don’t miss out. Some sessions have limited numbers. Registrations commence at 9am.

1.5 hour sessions

Top Ten Tips for Creative Business

Find out the ten most essential things needed to run a freelance and/or creative business. These Top Ten Tips are relevant no matter what your profession – filmmakers, writers, designers, visual artists, musicians, composers, dancers, performers – all can benefit from a quick introduction or refresher to the basics of business.
Presenter: Monica Davidson – Creative Plus Business

Governance for arts organisations

Are you a member of an arts organisation, or wanting to understand what your legal obligations are when running an arts organisation? This session takes you through those obligations as well as exploring risk and liability in an easy to understand format. This workshop is relevant to committee/board members, arts workers and those wishing to establish an arts organisation.

Presenter: Robyn Ayres – Arts Law

Copyright and Social Media

Creating art means creating copyright. Arts Law will walk you through owning and using your copyright, knowing your moral rights as well as creating copyright with other people. This session includes some of the important “legal side” of harnessing social media to benefit you and how to protect your work, including delving into the fine print of platforms.

Presenter: Robyn Ayres – Arts Law

The Art of Media Engagement

Do you want to write media releases that get noticed? Do you need to feel more confident in radio interviews and pitching your work? A practical media skills workshop for the arts in regional areas, with a focus on print media and radio.

Presenter: Ian Campbell – About Regional

45 minute sessions

Connecting with Aboriginal Communities

Do you need to organise a Welcome to Country, find Aboriginal musicians, dancers or artists to perform or run workshops, or promote your events to an Aboriginal audience? This presentation will guide you on how to engage with Aboriginal communities in a spirit of collaboration.

Presenters: Jasmin Williams – South East Arts

Sharon Mason–Djaadjawan Dancers

Russell Cook – previous CEO of Bega Lands Council &Aboriginal communities consultant

Public Events and Local Council

Join local council staff to get the latest on running arts and cultural events in your area. Whether you are organising a public festival, exhibition, show or performance, you need to consider a range of issues including venue selection, risk management, insurance and licences.

Presenters: Leisa Tague – Eurobodalla Shire Council

James Dangers – Bega Valley Shire Council

Jump Start your #socialmedia

Shake up your social media. Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, including tips on using videos images and hashtags. Build your organic reach and impact, without being tied to your screen. Suitable for individual arts practitioners and arts organisations.

Presenter: Kate Howarth – South East Arts

20 minute sessions

Arts Law Advice Clinic

Need advice on a specific arts law issue? Book in for a short (20 min) one-on-one advice clinic with our Arts Law presenter, Robyn Ayres. Only 4 sessions available.

One on One 1 hour session – limited, register separately by email -2 sessions left

Join Monica from Creative Plus Business for an informal chat on all things creative business. Your chance to raise a burning issue, explore an idea, get to the bottom of a conundrum or simply gossip about fashion.