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Are you ready to transform your arts practice into a successful project or creative enterprise? Amplifier is a business guide and workshop forum series designed to equip emerging artists with the confidence, skills and know-how to make sure their arts venture thrives!


Young and emerging artists: find out how to get your work out there, how to interact with curators and programmers, and how to optimise tax breaks and funding!

Propel Youth Arts WA invited West Australian creatives from all artforms to the pilot Amplifier Art Talk, Propel’s new regular series of arts industry networking and information forums.

Amplifier was conceived by Propel as a workshop and forum series aimed at improving the arts business skills of young and emerging artists and arts workers in WA. The goal of the Amplifier Art Talk panel discussions - was to help give artists the skills to make their practice or project commercially viable.

The continuing series covers how to get your work out there, how to interact with curators and programmers, how to optimise tax breaks and funding, promotion, pushing artistic boundaries, ethics within the arts industry, ethical obligations as an artist and is there space for ethics within the arts at all? 

AMPLIFIER ART TALK: Big Arts as small business

AMPLIFIER ART TALK #1: BIG ARTS AS SMALL BUSINESS

The expert panel for the first Amplifier Art Talk forum featured an eclectic mix of industry representatives:

Jamie Worsley
Emerging contemporary glass artist, Tom Malone Prize finalist & 2015 Wanneroo Art Award winner

Dunja Rmandić 
Writer and curator, currently Associate Curator Projects at the Art Gallery of WA

Gemma Weston
Curator, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of WA

Brian Childs
Senior Business Advisor at the WA Small Business Development Corporation

Geoff Edwards
Senior Partner & Financial Planning Specialist at Edwards Irvine & Facius Pty Ltd.

Amplifier Art Talk: Put your art on the line

The panelists included:

Tim Watts // Theatre-maker from The Last Great Hunt & recipient of 2015 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship

Jo Hos // Director of Marketing at Fringe World Festival, formerly of Woss Group Films (Red Dog)

Brad Martin // Marketing Director at Perth International Arts Festival, formerly of the Malthouse Theatre

Aaron Beach // Executive Director at Co3, formerly of Bangarra Dance Theatre & Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP)

Stephen Bevis // Arts Editor at The West Australian Newspaper, with over 20 years experience in journalism

Amplifier Art Talk: Art vs. Ethics? 

Join us for a stimulating discussion and a chance to raise ethical questions of your own!

Presented in partnership with Cathedral Square and the new City of Perth Library, and featuring expert panellists: 

- Kelli McCluskey (pvi collective)
- Michael Tucak (Creative Legal)
- Loren Kronemyer (Rubicana)
- Oron Catts (SymbioticA)
- Lyndall Adams (ECU Ethics Committee).

ABOUT THE KICKSTART FESTIVAL:

This free event is presented as part of the 2016 KickstART Festival, in celebration of National Youth Week WA. 

The KickstART Festival would not be possible without the generous support from the Department of Local Government and Communities, Department of Culture and the Arts, Lotterywest, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, City of Perth, Cathedral Square, the Central Institute of Technology, and Hyperfest.

www.propel.org.au/kickstartfestival

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Amplifier was first conceived as a workshop and forum series aimed at improving the arts business skills of young and emerging artists and arts workers in WA; to help give them the skills to make their practice or project commercially viable.

In 2013, after realising that that this type of information needed to be available on an ongoing basis for all emerging artists, Propel created the Amplifier Arts Business Guide for Creative People! To complement this guide, Propel also holds one off networking and information forums that give emerging artists the opportunity to ask questions, meet industry representatives and further develop their arts business skills.

Made for talented emerging West Australian creatives, we hope this guide and workshop series will help to give you an edge when developing your arts project or business.

Inside this guide you will find a range of topics including marketing your arts business, applying for grants, getting published, finding venues and spaces, project management, pricing your products, arts law and finance. You’ll also find interviews from some amazing local artists and some hints and tips about where to go for even more information.

Want to get your hands on a copy? You can read the Amplifier Arts Business Guide for Creative People online, or email hello@propel.org.au and we can send you a soft copy. There are also two hard copy versions of Amplifier available at the Propel office that you can come in and view at any time.

 

 

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