Artists and creatives across the Central West are invited to join a free weekly course covering arts business and industry skills.
Delivered by industry experts over 12 weeks, the content covers the business side of being a professional artist, with the course to run Wednesday nights from 6pm to 7.30pm via Zoom with a May 12 start.
Content includes a look at the whole arts sector ecology with an arts-specific look at copyright, contracts, tax and finance, business planning plus how to price work, artist statements and online profiles and marketing.
Sessions on funding, understanding and respecting Aboriginal culture, working in the arts and health area and wellbeing tools for artists will also be available.
"These will not be sit-and-listen webinars - these are workshops delivered online with opportunity to ask questions and share your own experiences and interact as a cohort of 20 regionally-based practitioners," Arts OutWest executive director Tracey Callinan said.
"Springboard is open to creatives in all art forms. It's for people working professionally or wanting to step up to work professionally in the arts and creative industries.
"For the people who know they have gaps, big or small, in their arts business skills."
The course is only open to people living in the NSW Central West local government areas of Mid-Western Region, Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
Artists who complete the course will get a free one-year membership of industry website ArtsHub.
Those interested are asked to put in a very short expression of interest by Monday, May 3.
The application form can be found on the artsoutwest.org.au website.
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