How to: Professionalise your Practice

24feb10:00 am4:00 pmHow to: Professionalise your PracticeWorkshop for Artists & ArtsworkersThis workshop has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. It has been rescheduled to October 20, 2019. Thank you for your understanding.


(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time


TAFE QLD Southbank Campus

66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

Event Details

This workshop has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, and rescheduled for October 20, 2019.
We thank you for your understanding.

Learn how to mind your own business and set yourself up for success in this one-day workshop on administration for professional artists. Be ‘opportunity-ready’ and get the lowdown on: industry standards and expectations; what makes a polished portfolio; social media necessities and communication etiquette; and skills for scheduling and project management.

This is a great session for emerging artists who want to know where to start. Providing the basic steps towards being a professional practicing artist, it also includes how to tackle the paperwork, such as invoicing and book keeping.

If you’re an amateur considering moving into the professional sphere, an educator fostering career pathways, or an arts graduate wanting to know what to do next, come and learn about the business administration essentials required to sustain an arts practice.

Resources and worksheets also provided.

$75 ($60 for Flying Arts Members)

Participants to Bring:

– Lunch or snacks (there are food establishments within walking distance of the venue if preferred)
– Pen and paper or laptop for note-taking

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Additional Information

Elysha Rei is a Japanese-Australian visual artist and arts manager based in Brisbane, with a passion for providing opportunities and professional development for artists and communities. Since completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Rei has exhibited work, curated exhibitions and managed cultural spaces across Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand and the US. Rei’s experiences as an artist extend to independent exhibitions, art commissions and projects for clients such as the Westin, Museum of Brisbane, Onespace Gallery, Brisbane City Council, Artisan, Redland City Council, QIC, Engage Arts, First Coat International Street Art Festival and Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. She has also held roles as founder and Co-Director of the artist-run initiative Made Creative Space Toowoomba (2011-13), Director of the regional art gallery Dogwood Crossing in Miles (2012-13), and founder and Director of the international artist residency Sam Rit Residency, in Thailand (2013-17). She now holds a Master’s in Business Administration and works as the Education and Public Program Coordinator at the Queensland State Archives.