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Events and workshops

The following events provide an opportunity to increase your knowledge, build connections and access industry intelligence.

Events listed are supported by or align with our Arts Acumen program and are accurate at time of publishing. If you have an event you would like to submit for consideration, please email

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of industry and professional development events and workshops.  

Contemporary Curating: The Gig Economy

Presented by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), this FREE event will examine the changing role of the curator, both in Queensland and internationally and ask 'How does the shifting global economy and workforce impede or expand the role of an independent curator?'

Location: Brisbane

Date: Thursday 11 May 2017

Art Business Basics

Presented by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) this course will enable visual or media artists, craft or design practitioners to manage the practical everyday business requirements of their practice.  

Location: Online

Date: Monday 1 May 2017

Arts Governance Refresher

Presented by the Australia Council and Institute of Community Directors.This webinar will enhance your understanding ogf governance fundamentals, including legal responsibilities. It is part of the Australia Council Arts Governance Program.

Location: Online

Date: 2 May 2017


All you need to know about the Arts Business Innovation Fund

Presented by Arts Queensland. Join an informal Q&A panel session with four fund recipients, facilitated by Cathy Hunt of Positive Solutions, a consortium partner of the Arts Business Innovation Fund.

Location: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane

Date: 3 May 2017

New Ideas Forum

Presented by Queensland Government's Office of Small Business. How do you turn innovative ideas into a new business or additional income stream? This free event will outline general principles suitable for a range of new busness ideas, not specific to the arts.

Locations: Airlie Beach, Burdekin, Cairns, Caloundra, Emerald, Ipswich, and Stradbroke Island

Dates: Various from 15 May to 29 May