Artist Toolkit

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Join us each Tuesday for our Artist Toolkit workshop series designed to equip artists and creatives with arts business fundamentals, tips and tools. Learn from industry experts and level up your creative business.

Open to all creative industry professionals, all ages and artforms.

To reserve your place, register online using the links in the following table. Places are limited.

Questions? Contact us by email levelup@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Workshop Date/Location Registration

The importance of documentation

Learn about the importance of visual documentation of your work with local artist Kathy Mackey. The session will cover practical hints and tips in producing, generating, and sharing high quality still images and videos to support your creative practice, including grant and festival applications, websites and more.
Tuesday 21 May
6pm–9pm
Southport Community Centre
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Copyright and contracts for creatives

Join expert Professor John Swinson as he covers the importance of copyright and contracts for creatives and practical tips to protect yourself legally.
Tuesday 28 May
6pm–9pm
HOTA Basement
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Goal setting for creatives

Join Dr Louise Mayhew and learn how to set yourself and your small business up to succeed and achieve your short-term and long-term goals. This session is tailored and ideal for small business owners or emerging creatives in any field.
Tuesday 4 June
6pm–9pm
Southport Community Centre
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Networking essentials for creatives

Learn the fundamental dos and don'ts of networking to support artists, creatives and small creative business owners. Join Dr Louise Mayhew and learn about the value of a creative network. Be inspired by real-world examples of creative connections and practice your conversation skills among peers.
Tuesday 11 June
6pm–9pm
HOTA Basement
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Artist bios and cvs

Artist statements and bios are critical resources for visual artists and creatives in today's modern world. Dr Louise Mayhew will help you craft the right words.
Tuesday 18 June
6pm–9pm
Studio room
HOTA Gallery
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Past workshops

Tax for creatives

Tax tips and tricks for people working anywhere in creative fields such as visual arts, theatre, and music. An essential skill for sole traders.

Marketing your brand for creatives

Delve into the essentials of brand building, discover your target audience and create compelling content to elevate your artistic presence. An interactive session providing practical insights and actionable strategies to refine your marketing skills and unlock your full potential as a creative.