September The Business of Art workshops
28 August 2009
Learn the basics of ‘The Business of Art’ in a friendly & fun environment.
Open to all art practitioners: visual and object artists, crafters, dancers, performers, writers, musicians, film-makers . . .
Local artist and business woman, Sandy Rodgers, will teach you how to set goals, manage your project, apply for funding, promote your work, get your head around taxes, legal issues and more! Includes a follow-up one-to-one advisory session to discuss your progress. Register by contacting HVCA.
8 September till 6 October
Hutt Valley Community Arts
Doreen Doolan Mall
193 Jackson Street
For more information or to register contact:
This is a second series by artist, Sandy Rodgers, Innovative business courses is being offered through the Hutt Valley Community Arts Hub (HVCA).
HVCA’s Arts Manager, Rachel Nankivell explains the course “many local art practitioners wanted to be a part of this course when we held it in July because it responds to the issues they face on a daily basis. Word has spread and we’ve been asked to repeat the course so that even more artists can have the opportunity to explore their potential and reach their goals.”
Sandy is a practicing local artist with many years experience in successfully exhibiting throughout New Zealand and internationally. During her time overseas she coordinated Kiwi Art Spark (a London-based initiative supporting New Zealand artists abroad), and has managed art galleries in New Zealand and London, as well as working within the music industry in Europe.
Sandy says the course aims to help participants present their skills to the public in a positive way with their integrity intact. “I want art practitioners to be comfortable in the guise of a ‘business person’ and to understand the basic skills necessary to make a sustainable living by doing what it is that they are most passionate about.” Sandy is offering each participant an individual follow-up advisory session, in her commitment to supporting each participant achieve the goals they indentify in the course.
The course is open to practitioners of all artforms, as Rachel says, “All Hutt-based painters, musicians, potters, dancers, writers, artists in any discipline at any stage of their career are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity”
The workshops will be held at Hutt Valley Community Arts’ new Arts Hub, Doreen Doolan Mall, Petone on five Tuesday nights beginning 8th September at 6pm. The cost is $100 for the five sessions (including materials).
Commitment to attending all sessions is essential.
Parking is available in the Peel Street Carpark off Britannia Street, and the Arts Hub is wheelchair accessible.