Masterclass: Developing and Managing Your Own Public Art Projects
13 & 14 April 2024, 9:30 – 3:30pm.
Attend this 2-day workshop to build your business, planning and project management skills as an artist. Explore how public art can benefit local communities, businesses and your creative career.
The main focus of this workshop will be understanding the process of developing your own project. We will identify potential clients and project ideas for different forms of public art. Over the course of the two days we use knowledge of your own individual strengths and weaknesses to develop a realistic action plan and write a proposal to turn your public art ideas into actionable planning.
Whether you have an idea already or need assistance developing one, this workshop will guide you through how to:
- Develop a creative idea for a public artwork
- Step-by-step on how to write a proposal or pitch
- Work with Councils and apply for Tenders or Expressions of Interest
- Develop an action plan to identify partners, funds, client, locations and funding opportunities
- Understand the life cycle of the artwork and the artist’s role in the fabrication, maintenance and deaccessioning of public art.
The workshop will include presentations, hands-on activities, takeaway documents such as a planning checklists and proposal outlines for your project and guidance to plan your own idea from concept development to delivering your pitch in a professional document.
This event is suitable for any visual artist wanting to develop their arts practice to apply for public art opportunities. It is also suitable if your future goal is to deliver art projects and large commissions for commercial and private clients.
You will be guided by an experienced visual artist that has successfully delivered public art projects and large scale works for councils, private commissions in residential areas, commercial projects for building developers, large and small businesses within their local community and beyond. Join us to grow your knowledge and employment opportunities with public art projects.
About the presenter: Katie Whyte
Katie has pursued a career in Visual Arts for the last twenty years in Toowoomba including studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at UniSQ. She holds a dual role in the creative community as both an artist and an arts worker, specialising in sharing skills and knowledge in the professional development of artists as businesses.
Katie has contributed to over 30 individual workshops, online seminars and mentoring sessions for artists in regional Queensland over the past five years.
As an artist Katie focusses on painting and specialises in large scale murals that have been commissioned by an extensive collection of corporate and local businesses, private residents, and major public art projects in her hometown with the Toowoomba Regional Council.
What to bring: Notepad and pen, or your laptop. Please bring your own lunch both days, a fridge will be available. Tea/coffee and afternoon tea will be provided.
This event has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Bundaberg Regional Council, as well as Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund and the Regional Arts Services Network and Arts Queensland.