ADQ Skills Lab 2019

Advocating for Dance in Queensland

Ausdance QLD Skills Lab is back! Build up those behind-the-scenes skills to see your creative practice flourish.

Top-notch facilitators taking us through three hot topics: Grant Writing, Marketing and Evaluation. Get in quick as places are limited!

The Details…
Friday 31st May 2019
The Ferryman’s Hut: 29 Macquarie Street Teneriffe

  1. 9:30 – 12:00pm
    Grant Writing
    with Ashleigh Wheeler
    Gain the confidence you need to tackle grants and applications.
  2. 12:30pm – 3:30pm
    Marketing
    with ARUGA PR (Donna Kramer and Claire Bonney)
    Great content, great strategies, great communication.
  3. 3:30 – 5:00pm
    Evaluation with Anja Ali-Haapala
    Measuring what matters.

Cost

Single workshop: $30^
Three workshops: $75*^

Book Tickets Here

*Ausdance QLD members receive a 15% discount. Check your inbox for the code!

^Plus booking fee

Writing grants can be a tricky process, and with multiple funding rounds coming up, it’s the ideal time to improve your skills at this hands-on workshop! 

You’ll learn strategies for successfully addressing common grant criteria, building viable budgets and creating support material that makes your application stand out.

Bring an application you’re working on or a project idea you’re looking to apply for and sit down with our facilitator for the opportunity to ask those burning questions. This is your chance to get advice and tips specific to you and your practice.

Who should attend: You’ve got a great project idea, but you just aren’t sure how to get started on that grant. Perhaps you haven’t yet had a lot of success with applications. Maybe you are more experienced with grant writing, but are looking for a quick hit refresher course. You might be a performer, choreographer, community arts facilitator, producer, company manager, programmer, or someone else working in the arts industry.

While this workshop is focused towards the dance sector, we welcome anyone working across art forms in theatre, music, visual arts, community projects.

Please note: You are encouraged to submit a short summary of a project you would like to seek funding for when you register. This will help our facilitator tailor the workshop for the participants in the room.

Facilitator – Ashleigh Wheeler

Ashleigh Wheeler is an arts and cultural Producer, Program Manager and Educator based on the Gold Coast. She has worked in producing, program development, operations and marketing roles for signature arts festivals and organisations in Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory, including for Queensland Music Festival, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, Centenary of Canberra, Queensland Theatre Company, Expressions Dance Company, Brisbane City Council’s Creative Communities Unit, City of Gold Coast’s Arts and Culture Unit and HOTA Home of the Arts. Passionate about independent art-making, Ashleigh has also undertaken producing and board roles for numerous independent theatre collectives. She has experience with grants at all levels of government, having created and managed funding programs, assessed hundreds of applications and as a successful applicant. 

We all know the value in a great marketing and communication strategy but sometimes it gets lost in the seemingly endless to-do list of a freelance artist or small organisation. Step into the room with Donna Kramer and Claire Bonney from ARUGA PR – one of Brisbane’s leading PR agencies – and learn how to get the right kind of attention for your art.

From content creation to social media tips and tricks, from learning the lingo to sell your work and speak to your audience, this 3hr workshop will give you the confidence to tackle the beast that is great marketing!

Bring a past, current or future project to engage in some discussion and feedback with Donna and Claire.

Who should attend: Feeling a bit out of touch with your audience or community? Got a great project but not receiving much attention on social media or other platforms? You might be a performer, choreographer, community arts facilitator, producer, company manager, programmer, or someone else working across the arts industry who is looking to improve engagement and communication.

While this workshop is focused towards the dance sector, we welcome anyone working across art forms in theatre, music, visual arts, community projects

Facilitators

Donna Kramer Co-Founder / Strategic Partner

Donna has been delivering top shelf communications solutions for clients across the cultural, tourism, lifestyle, property and not-for-profit sectors for more than a decade, over which time she has provided counsel to some of Queensland’s biggest events and brands including the G20 Global Summit Cultural Celebrations, Brisbane Festival, Allianz, Amart Furniture and Tourism & Events Queensland.

Donna’s sharp strategic nous and unrivalled media and business connections have cemented her position as one of Queensland’s most sought-after communications professionals, prompting the establishment of Aruga mid-2017. Since this time, Aruga has become the PR agency of choice for a variety of arts, travel and hospitality clients including Brisbane Powerhouse, Bleach* Festival, Frasers Property, La Boite Theatre Company, Multicap, Taco Bell and South Bank Corporation.

Claire Bonney Senior Account Executive Marketing & PR

Claire is a skilled and trend savvy marcoms specialist passionate about the arts and not-for-profit sectors. As State Media and Communications Manager for PCYC Queensland, Claire refined her skills as a PR professional, responsible for all aspects of community engagement, organisational positioning, events and partnerships. At Aruga, Claire’s lifestyle client portfolio includes Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Market Place, Great Ocean Road Running Festival, La Boite Theatre Company, Spaghetti House and Metro Arts.

We know you’re awesome, you know you’re doing amazing work, but can you convince everyone else? Being able to demonstrate and understand the impact of your practice can be invaluable in gaining interesting insights about your own work, shaping future programs, applying for grants and understanding what you do through a different perspective.

Join Anja Ali-Haapala as she introduces you to the benefits of good evaluation and shares tips on developing effective evaluation frameworks.

Who should attend: Maybe you are at the beginning of a project, and you are keen to skill-up in this area to get the best data possible. Perhaps you are halfway through a project and have just realised this all-important aspect has fallen way down on the to-do list! Or maybe you’re at the tail-end and are now wondering how you will manage to share insights and evidence with your audiences and supporters?

You might be a performer, choreographer, community arts facilitator, producer, company manager, programmer, or someone else working across the arts industry.

While this workshop is focused towards the dance sector, we welcome anyone working across art forms in theatre, music, visual arts, community projects. This workshop is suitable for independents, organisations and festivals. 

Facilitator – Anja Ali Haapala

Dr Anja Ali-Haapala is an audience researcher and community dance practitioner. Anja initially trained as a dancer and now, as a teacher/facilitator, she seeks to foster joy in dancing and connection between people. Along the way, Anja got sucked into the wonderful world of research, where she unpicks the intricacies of how people experience dance as audience members and recreational dancers. In industry, this has developed further into evaluation work for festivals. Anja learned the art of cake decorating when she was supposed to be writing her PhD thesis, and considers herself to be an expert procrastibaker.

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