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Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Date: Thursdays, 21 July to 15 September
Where: Castlemaine Community House
Instructor: Zoe Amor & Helen Kelly

This program provides an introduction to Professional Practice in the Arts, with a particular focus on preparation for exhibition, exposure of artworks, sales of artworks and expanding both waged and self employment opportunities. It explores identifying diverse components of professional practice, event management, grant writing, gallery and studio arrangements, marketing and communication, business skills and processes for evaluation.

The course will culminate in the creation of an event, such as exhibition or display, organised by the students.

Bookings close Monday 18 July

Date: Thursdays, 21 July to 15 September (9 sessions)
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: $95 (Full) / $80 (Early Bird Discount available until 6 July) / $65 (Concession)

Facilitator: Zoe Amor & Helen Kelly

Zoe Amor:

Zoe has worked professionally in the arts and cultural fields as an artist, director, curator, consultant, writer, project manager, lecturer, tutor and public art coordinator since 1992. Arranging, sculpting, casting, drawing, painting and printing – Zoe creates work across mediums and disciplines reflecting a deep appreciation for the natural world and cultural/ecological diversity. Zoe’s work is commissioned, exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and is held in public and private collections in Australia & overseas.

Helen Kelly:

Helen is a maker, producer, director and business owner with over 25 years of professional practice. Her main mediums are glass, metal, textiles, video projections, canvas and paper. She has designed and constructed many architectural glass commissions, and exhibited fine art every year since 1994. Based in Castlemaine for over twenty years, she has spent the last eight years working and travelling overseas and in Northern Australia. She is certified in training and assessing, and small business operations. Helen is keen to explore with you some practical ways to use business as a creative tool to support your arts practice.