Saturday 14 November 2020 | Sunday 15 November 2020



9.30am to 3.30pm



DRAMA | Community Arts Centre | WPCC

76 Wingewarra Street

Dubbo NSW 2830



Tickets on sale from Friday 30 October 2020



$15.00 (including light refreshments)

Please note: NO REFUNDS

Hosted by Dubbo Regional Council's Cultural Development Unit, this is a weekend long professional development seminar designed to develop the skills of emerging artists from the Dubbo Region.


Knowing Your Rights: Copyright and Contracts for Creatives

9.45am - 11.15am

12.00pm - 3.00pm (breakout sessions)

Lee Elsdon | Arts Law

This session will take you through owning and using your copyright, how to make and negotiate a contract and some of the key terms to look out for. Understanding your copyright and the ins and outs of contracts means you have the power to negotiate a better deal or make the best of a bad one.


Arts Law solicitor, Lee Elsdon, will take you through everything you need to know to protect your rights and your practice. This session is relevant to all creatives and artists across all art forms. One on one break out session will follow this seminar between 12:00pm – 3:00pm so make sure you get in early to book your slot.


Looking for a foot in the door? 

Helpful tips to follow when applying for a show


Kim Blunt | Senior Curator Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG)

Looking for spaces to exhibit your work can be daunting for emerging artists, in this seminar Kim Blunt Senior Curator (MRAG), offers insight in how commercial galleries, artist run spaces and public run galleries operate; positioning herself within the context specifically of a public gallery. This session will take you through the role of a curator, how artist could approach public galleries and provide helpful tips when writing proposals and artist statements. 


Kim Blunt is Senior Curator at Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG), a position she has held since 2013; prior to this the MRAG Public Program Coordinator. Over the last 15 years, Kim had led diverse teams across multi-disciplinary exhibitions, audience engagement and creative learning projects.



Valuing Your Work workshop

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Justine Youssef | National Association for Visual Artist (NAVA)

NAVA's online Valuing Your Work workshop covers the fundamental principles in valuing and pricing your artwork. We will cover best practice standards in pricing structures, payment schedules and artists' rights in this interactive workshop focused on building professional practice and sustainable careers for Australian artists.


Justine Youssef is an artist whose practice is site-responsive and attentive to her origins in South-West Asia. She works across multiple disciplines including performance, moving image and scent, solo and collaboratively.  She is NAVA's Professional Practice Coordinator, committed to developing resources that build artists' skills and communities. 


Orana Arts in 2021

1.30pm & 2.00pm

Alicia Leggett | Orana Arts

Orana Arts Inc. is committed to creating equity within the arts and cultural sector through developing and delivery programs that address the needs of regional artists. In this session, Alicia Leggett the Executive Director of Orana Arts will discuss the organisation’s vision, their new programming for 2021-2024 and finally highlighting their new strategic plan for artists residing in the region who wish to extend their practice. So for artists working within this region wanting to know more about our Regional Arts Organisation make sure you book into one of these 30 minutes sessions, as places are limited.

Alicia Leggett joined Orana Arts in 2011 bringing her years of experience in the arts sector from New York City to regional NSW. As the Executive Director, she was determined to push the boundaries of the potential impact a small regional arts organisation can deliver for the arts sector. Her focus is on brokering opportunities through strategic partnerships and projects; enriching and supporting our communities with the development of the arts; and growing audiences for all art forms.

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How do I find my audience?

9.30am & 11.15am

Alexandria Treasure | Alex&ria Digital Communication

These back-to-back seminars will focus on marketing and promotion, providing helpful tricks and tips when branding and marketing your artistic practice to define your online presence. These seminars are designed to help you define your audiences, track your online performance, compare and contrast the differences between social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn and lastly examine the role and importance of using websites when sell both your work and skill set. 


Alex&ria Digital Communication are a group of creative thinkers and doers; each member brings skills and ideas from across the communications landscape and who actively work to stay on the forefront in the way they work. Alex&ria Digital Communication represents trusted brands locally and across Australia, with a local team of 7 based in Dubbo.


So you want to sell your work?

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Sandra McMahon | Weswal Gallery

Madeline Young | The Corner Store Gallery

Looking for places to sell your work? Still unsure of how to go about it? This seminar is design to have all those questions answered, where you will get to pick the brains of two commercial art dealers from Weswal Gallery, Tamworth and The Corner Store Gallery, Orange. This Q & A session will focus on the role and importance of commercial galleries, how they operate within the arts sector, how artists can sell their work and what is commission and how does it work.


Weswal Gallery is a fine art gallery that has developed a reputation for providing practical and creative consultancy for clients. We take pride in our work and great pleasure in assisting clients to acquire a beautiful piece of art for their home or office environment. Sandra McMahon has had 35 years’ experience in the Arts sector, working in both the public and commercial sectors.

Madeline Young is an Australian artist living and working in Orange, NSW. Madeline is currently the owner of The Corner Store Gallery in East Orange. Through the gallery, she hopes to share her love of all types of art and design.  

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