ArtsACTION is a free upskilling and professional development program for creatives
This program supports creatives to get into action, work collaboratively, and refine innovative methods for success. It will assist with activating career pathways, broadening networks and building market reach.
Delivered previously for 13 regional communities, soon to be delivered across eight more:
- Central Goldfields Shire Council
- City of Ballarat
- City of Greater Geelong
- Melton City Council
- Moorabool Shire Council
- Mildura Rural City Council
- Surf Coast Shire Council
- Swan Hill Rural City Council
ArtsACTION offers a six-part email resource pack, Zoom workshops, and access to a growing network
ArtsACTION is being delivered entirely online for the fourth time from August 2021 to May 2022
If you are an emerging or professional artist, an arts worker, involved in community arts, or work in any creative industry field, ArtsACTION is for you. If you are looking to grow your career, build your business, step up your organisation, or connect with other creatives across Victoria and beyond, ArtsACTION is definitely for you!
More information about opportunities on offer
Opportunity 1: Email Resource Package
FREE six-part info-mailer series, providing inspiration and practical information to get you thinking and taking action around developing your creative career.
Themes include designing your public profile, clarifying your career goals, building your team, working collaboratively, finding your story, and developing digital connections.
Opportunity 2: Zoom Workshop Series
The workshop topics include:
Being Market Ready Preparing credentials – improving portfolios, devising messaging, creating clear action plans, becoming market ready and better equipped for new opportunities.
Working Together Effectively Exploring methods/practices for working in teams – effective collaboration, supporting operation of management groups and teams, and development of current/future opportunities.
Digital Communities Identifying appropriate online platforms for effective navigation in building digital communities, set up of e-commerce tools, brand-building engagement methods, refining strategies for building reach and growing success.
Workshops are delivered each week for six weeks.
Next workshop dates are coming soon!
More ways to connect…
Join the ArtsACTION Facebook Group – set up to provide a place for artists and creatives to ask questions, share ideas, knowledge and inspiration. It’s a platform to strengthen our connections and support each other in moving forward our creative endeavours.
Previous ArtsACTION programs
ArtsACTION was originally initiated thanks to funding from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund in partnership with the City of Greater Bendigo, Mount Alexander Shire, Macedon Ranges Shire, and Hepburn Shire in 2019-2020. It was delivered for Golden Plains Shire in early 2020. Then for eight more regional communities in 2020-21: East Gippsland Shire Council, Wellington Shire Council, South Gippsland Shire Council, Bass Coast Shire Council, Murrindindi Shire Council, Mitchell Shire Council, Strathbogie Shire Council, Greater Shepparton City Council.
You can find out more about previous programs here.
At Pop Up Art we continue to advocate for creatives to thrive, because this enriches our communities as a whole.