Creative Connections

Creative Connections - Session 4

Topic: Tips for an independent artist

Date: 9 April 2020

Time: 3 pm

Location of guest panelist: Lenine Bourke - Turrbal, Yagara (Brisbane)

Location of host: Kevin du Preez - Eora, Gadigal, (Sydney)

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Guest panelist:

Lenine Bourke - Producer, consultant, educator and strategist, Independent Artist: Lenine Bourke (BA Hons, BED) is currently a freelance artist and consultant. She is Completing her PHD on contemporary arts and new public pedagogies. She is developing new work responding to climate justice and collaborating with All the Queens Men on TOY - a new work for children unpacking gender diversity. 

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About this episode

From an artist perspective, what are the practical ways that we can ensure we sustain ourselves over the next period – financially, practically and emotionally?

This session will explore some practical and personal admin that independent artists and cultural workers can apply to prepare and organise their lives. Lenine Bourke, independent consultant/artists/producer shares her personal approach she is taking to stabilise her life while her career is on the brink of massive change... again.

About the series

Creative Connections is an online webinar series for the cultural and arts sectors and will offer practical, accessible and useful content delivered by industry experts on key topics and emerging themes.

The series is focused around the theme of adaptation, and sessions will explore digital adaptation, leadership adaptation and arts practice adaptation. Sessions will be facilitated by experts in specific topic areas, with over thirty sessions available.

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