The Creative Edge: Empowered EOI’s

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The Creative Edge: Empowered EOI’s

The Creative Edge: Empowered EOI’s

Are you a creative keen to elevate your career and seize exciting opportunities? Our professional development series is tailor-made for you.

What Is It?

The Creative Edge is a program designed to empower professional creatives like you. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, photographer, digital artist or any other creative, this series will equip you with the essential skills to thrive in the competitive world of Expressions of Interest (EOI).

What’s in Store?
  1. Panel Discussion and Networking Event: Connect with public art industry veterans, EOI professionals and seasoned and successful public art creatives. Gain first-hand insights into what makes a public art EOI stand out and how to navigate the selection process.
  2. Public Art Commissions: An Artist’s Rights and Responsibilities: Learn the ropes of contracts with a workshop facilitated by NAVA (National Association of Visual Arts) and joined by Carla Gottgens. Understand your rights, obligations, and how to protect your creative work.
  3. Deal or No Deal: Elevate your negotiation game! Whether it’s payment discussions, project terms, or collaboration agreements, Monica from Creative Plus Business will teach you effective strategies to secure the best outcomes.
  4. Refine your Voice: Your story matters. Learn how to write a compelling artist CV, Artist Statement and Bio that leaves a lasting impression. Showcase your journey, achievements, and unique artistic voice.
Why Attend?
  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from the wisdom of industry experts who’ve been there, done that.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow creatives and potential collaborators.
  • Boost Your Confidence: Approach EOIs with confidence, knowing you have the tools to succeed.
  • Practical Insights: From legal nuances to persuasive writing, we’ve got you covered.
Panel Discussion and Networking Event

Join public art industry experts for insightful discussions and networking opportunities.

Thursday 11 April 2024, Grandstand Café, Berry Showground

Our expert panel include:

  • Marla Guppy
  • Warwick Keen
  • Greer Taylor
  • Claire Foxton, and
  • Boe-Lin Bastian



Deal or No Deal

Enhance your negotiation abilities for successful collaborations.

To be held online via Zoom, Wednesday 17 April 2024

Public Art Commissions: An Artist’s Rights and Responsibilities:

Learn about contracts, rights, and ethical considerations

To be held online via Zoom, Tuesday 23 April 2024

Refine your Voice

Craft compelling narratives to showcase your artistic journey.

To be held face to face at The Imaginarium Shellharbour Village, Wednesday 8 May 2024

  • Refine your artist CV – Morning Session
  • Writing Artist Statements and Bios – Afternoon Session
How to Register?

Spaces are limited!

Reserve your spot for the Panel Discussion and Network Event now: Register Here

Reserve your spot in one or more of the Online Workshops now: Register Here

Reserve your spot in one or more of the Refine Your Voice F2F Workshops now: Register Here

Don’t miss out on this chance to amplify your artistic journey. Join us and become a master at responding to EOIs!

This project is a partnership between South Coast Arts, Kiama and Shellharbour Councils