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Busy Mess to Business : Business Skills for Artists

Learn how to take your busy arty mess and turn it into a successful creative business venture in this 90-minute panel workshop with UMSU Creative Arts and Arts Programming.

All too often us artists are awesome at making our art but don’t quite know how to get started or how to establish ourselves. In this panel discussion you will hear from successful artists across a range of experiences and mediums who will talk about how to value your art, grow a following and get noticed as well as the best ways balance your art and the tedious logistics that come with running an arts business.

Panel artists are  Frances CannonAnnie Louey and Adam Stone.

WHERE: zoom (link sent out upon registration)
WHEN: Tuesday October 2oth 12:30-2pm
COST : Free to all students of the university of Melbourne
REGISTER :https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/busy-mess-to-business-business-skills-for-artists-tickets-120949602517 

 You can also check out our Facebook Event. 

Please get in contact with us at arts@union.unimelb.edu.au if you have any questions about this event or any measures we can take to make this event more accessible to you.

Arts Grant Writing Online Zoom Workshop

Join Channon Goodwin as he talks through the principles of writing competitive arts grant applications. This workshop brought to you by UMSU Creative Arts and Arts Programming will include information on the general structure and requirements of arts grants, and a range of arts funding bodies accessible to students and emerging practitioners.

 

Channon Goodwin is an artist and artworker based in Melbourne, Australian. His work engages with collective, collaborative, and artist-run practice and forms of artist-led organisation building. Channon is the current Director of Bus Projects, and founding co-convener of All Conference, an organising network comprised of 15 artist-led, experimental and cross-disciplinary arts organisations from around Australia. He aggregates his various collaborative and independent work under Fellow Worker. Channon recently edited a new book Permanent Recession: a Handbook on Art, Labour and Circumstance. Published through Onomatopee Projects, this book is an enquiry into the capitals and currencies of experimental, radical and artist-run initiatives in Australia and the labour conditions of working artists.

 

WHERE: zoom (link sent out upon registration)
WHEN: Tuesday October 13th 12:30-2pm
COST : Free to all students of the university of Melbourne
REGISTER : https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=650804&

 

You can also check out our Facebook event !

 

This workshop occurs three days before the final Creative Arts grant deadline for 2020 and would be a great way to get some tips and tricks to improve your application. Find out more about these grants here.

Creative Writing Zoom Workshop

Join writer Cynthia Troup in a Creative Writing workshop. Cynthia will provide participants with a series of activities, techniques and tips for harnessing imagination and increasing stamina when writing creatively. Learn how to remain engaged in the writing process when ideas or energy start to flag. The workshop is applicable to all forms of creative writing and accommodates all skill levels.

Based in regional Victoria, Cynthia Troup is a writer and editor whose creative work often emphasises the musicality of language, and the allusive richness of fragments. Her texts have been performed in concert and theatre settings; her publications range from scripts and podcasts to interviews in the fields of contemporary art and music. Cynthia has taught emerging artists at the VCA Centre for Ideas, and students of creative writing at RMIT University, the University of Melbourne, and Deakin University. Recent publications include ‘Harsh and intricate and right in front of you’, an essay for ADSR Zine 007 which revisits a work by John Wolseley during the 2020 Black Summer.

1 session available on May 19.

Find out more info and book now here

Drawing Food: Still-Life Drawing Zoom Workshop

Artist Ebony Truscott will teach you techniques for seeing and drawing objects from life with accuracy, focusing on food! Beginning with a short intro to the history of food in art, she will demonstrate ways to construct responsive drawings in pencil and markers on paper. Participants will work from fruit, vegetables or human made food using a methodical approach to drawing. All skill levels accommodated, no prior experience required.

1 session available on May 12.

Find out more info and book now here

Sustainable Beeswax Wrap Online Resource

Arts Programs has put together a free downloadable online resource. This resource provides step-by-step instructions for how to produce your own sustainable beeswax wrap at home. The beeswax wrap is a sustainable alternative to plastic cling-wrap.

Sustainable Beeswax Wrap Online Resource

For other upcoming resources and workshops, please visit: https://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/studentlife/gallery/creative-workshops/



Artist Ebony Truscott will teach you techniques for seeing and drawing objects from life with accuracy. She will demonstrate ways to effectively  construct well-proportioned line drawings in pencil on paper. Participants will work from a variety of still-life objects (fruit, vegetables, flowers, domestic objects) using a methodical approach to drawing. Ebony will also share advice on setting up a still-life study at home. All materials provided, all skill levels accommodated.

1 session available on April 28.

Find out more and book now here.

 

Union House—a photographic documentation 

Opening event and launch of publication:

Union House – a photographic documentation. Photography by Nick James Archer and Guy Grabowsky
Nick James Archer, Kari Lee McInneny-McRae, Simone Nelson, Siii Projects, MSD students
Curated by Sebastian Haeusler and Alex Walker

To be launched by Molly Willmott, UMSU President and Reece Moir, UMSU General Secretary
6pm–8pm, Thursday 17 October 2019

Supported by Melbourne School of Design and Curatorial Studies University of Melbourne, ACP Projects through SSAF and Arts Programs, UMSU