Connect Me, Create Me, Promote Me

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Connect Me, Create Me, Promote Me

Contemporary Arts Space Mandurah (CASM) delivered a series of workshops in the Peel region focused on professional development of regional artists.  Key arts industry professionals including Paula Silbert, Helen Turner, Ross de Hoog, Monique Tipett and the Department of Culture and the Arts were engaged to deliver a series of workshops and presentations to the Peel region and outlying regional communities over a twelve and a half month period.

(insert picture)Paula Silbert explains self marketing tecniques at CASM to a capacity audience, 21 September 2013 at CASM Gallery. Photographer: Roz D’Raine

A total of fifteen workshops were held with 54 artists attending from the Peel, Southwest and Wheatbelt regions. On average each artist attended 3-4 workshops each. The workshops aimed to engage, network, create, build, re-energise and reinforce the creative and cultural sectors’ professional capacity. Topics included Developing & Maintaining Professional Relationships between the Artist and the Gallery,  Self Marketing, Capacity Building, Do it Yourself Digital Marketing and Website Development.

Project Name: Connect me, Create Me, Promote Me

Funding Recipient: Contemporary Art Space Mandurah

Amount Approved: $7,500

Funding Program:  Regional Arts Fund Project Community Category

Region: Peel

Acquittal quotes: “The project injected a level of awareness and confidence into the region that was previously lacking and awakened many artists to their individual and collective potential regarding personal practice.”

“The participating artists, through the workshop series developed a greater sense of assurance in their individual practice goals, as well as their presentation and marketing skills to more confidently apply for employment or development opportunities.”

“The social impact of the Connect Me project within the Peel artist community was robust and continues to develop and remain focused.” (insert logo)

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