Creative Connections

An online learning series for the arts and creative sector

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Learn. Adapt. Respond. 

Series begins: 1 April 2020, with two sessions each week. 

Weekly session times:

  • Wednesday, 3-4pm 
  • Friday, 11am-12pm 



The current program is focused around the key themes of leadership, digital and arts practice adaptation. 

For times and dates for each session, visit Creative Connections

New releases:

  • Digital Equality: Finding inclusion in online spaces with Martin Sawtell and Jody Holdback (Access2Arts)
  • Embedding Art in Research with Rani Pramesti (Creatives of Colour) and Lena Nahlous (Diversity Arts Australia)
  • Make a dance GIF and SMS it to someone in your world, a project by Matt Cornell
  • Our hybrid future: a guide to flexible, remote and online working with Kate Larsen
  • Demonstrating your value and impact in an evolving world with Jackie Bailey (BYP Group)
  • Practical and actionable marketing tools for artists and organisations with Monica Davidson (Creative Plus Business)
  • Authentic and engaging artist-led education programs with Tom Readett (Ngarrindjeri people) (Tarnanthi, AGSA)
  • If you can teach music online, you are ready for pretty much anything: Effective strategies for teaching music online with Dr Carol Johnson
  • A new approach to facilitating workshops on online platforms with Siboney Duff

Leadership adaptation

  • Leadership in crisis with Daniel Murray
  • Looking after yourself and others - mental health in complex environments with Greta Bradman & Tracy Margieson, Arts Wellbeing Collective
  • Coaching, mentoring and peer support in uncertain times with Professor Judith McLean
  • Leading people through the change continuum with Penny Miles
  • Balancing responsibility and innovation in volatile times with Ananth Gopal & Tom Henderson, Polykala
  • Communication in times of crisis with Elly Baxter
  • Understanding self as leader in times of crisis with Aunty Dr Tjanara Goreng Goreng (Wakka Wakka and Wulli Wulli peoples)
  • Long term advocacy in a time of crisis with Dr Amanda Tattersall
  • Strategy through uncertainty with George Liacos

Digital adaptation

  • Instagram: How creators can build their brand
  • Facebook: Growing and engaging your audience
  • Platforms for distribution and experiencing of digital works with Dr Christy Dena
  • What audiences want online with Tandi Palmer Williams, Patternmakers
  • Business models and monetising digital work with Peter Tullin, Remix Summit
  • Google Creative Lab: A digital playbook for the arts
  • First Nations protocols in a digital space with Dr Terri Janke (Wuthathi and Meriam peoples)
  • Workshops and facilitating online with Dr Tristan Schultz (Gamilaroi people)
  • Understanding the technology for non-technology people: Streaming with to be announced
  • Making, collaborating and rehearsing work for digital with kelli mccluskey, pvi collective
  • Going digital: Copyright and licensing with Elliott Bledsoe

Arts practice adaptation

  • Tips for an independent artist with Lenine Bourke
  • Contract law and renegotiation with Suzanne Derry, Arts Law
  • Collaboration: the good, the bad and the ugly with Mish Grigor, Eugenia Lim & Lara Thoms, APHIDS
  • Intercultural Working with Mark Yettica-Paulson (Birrah, Gamilaroi and Bundjalung peoples)
  • The arts Business Model Canvas with Tarra van Amerongen, AFTRS
  • Arts Governance: Now more than ever with Patrick Moriarty, Our Community
  • Rethinking inclusive practices with Dr Riona Tindal, Accessible Arts
  • Finance for non-finance leaders with Kevin du Preez
  • Climate Change and arts leadership with Alec Reade
  • Gendered Leadership with Vincent Silk


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.

As a direct response to the current challenges faced by the arts sector, we acknowledge the isolation felt by artists and practitioners at this time, and the impact that temporary closure of many arts organisations is having on our collective wellbeing.

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.

Creative Connections will be delivered live via our online platform and recordings will be published after each session.

Browse the full program and register for any or all of the sessions that respond to your needs and interests.

Technical information

Once you have registered for a session, you will receive an email with the login details.

Creative Connections will be delivered on zoom, via heysummit. Please check your internet connection before starting the session, and note that recordings will be available after each session if you are not available at the scheduled time.

Sessions will run for 45 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions at the end. You will be invited to submit questions during the session.

Facilitators may provide resources or readings to support each session, and these will be sent to your email.

Each session will include an Auslan interpreter and published recordings will be captioned. Please contact us if you have specific access requirements.


For questions about the series, please contact the Capacity Building team at

If you need support during this challenging time, there are services available, including:

  • Support Act Wellbeing Helpline: 1800 959 500
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636

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