ArtKeeper | Thinking differently about financing your arts practice

Mon 22 Apr
ArtKeeper | Thinking differently about financing your arts practice

ArtKeeper | Thinking differently about financing your arts practice

This event has been postponed. A rescheduled date will be announced shortly. 

Government-backed arts funding programs are often useful in helping artists to develop new work, but relying solely on them is a limited way to work. There are myriad ways to diversify your income streams and new work pipelines as an artist, depending on your work, practice, audiences and unique context.  

Feeling more financially stable in your practice also increases creativity - even more reason to explore some alternative ways of getting money in the door for your art! Commercial opportunities (and who’s buying!), funding, philanthropy, scalability, multi-platform thinking and more - we’ll cover it all with artists who are doing it right now.  

Hosted by our Artist Provocateur for the ArtKeeper program, Wesley Enoch AM (who’s also Deputy Chair of Creative Australia, the Australian Government’s principal arts investment and advisory body), with guest panelists, this will be an honest and insightful conversation to help you gain insights, strategies and knowledge on how to support your creative career. 

There’ll be plenty of time for questions and discussion, and you’ll also be able to connect with other artists and creatives before the event kicks off.  

Light refreshments provided, so please register to attend. Artists from all art forms welcome. 


6pm - Artist networking. Light refreshments provided. 

6.30pm - Setting the scene: Wesley Enoch AM 

7pm - Guest panelists in conversation with Wesley Enoch AM 

7.30pm - Open discussion and questions 

8pm - Event ends 

This session is part of a free professional development event series we’re offering in conjunction with our award-winning ArtKeeper program that places artists on HOTA’s payroll, providing income security, fair work conditions and organisation-wide support to develop new work and ideas. 

Mon 22 Apr
Panorama Room
Free, registration required
Mon 22 April - 6:00pm


Wesley Enoch AM (Host)

Wesley Enoch has written and directed Indigenous productions THE 7 STAGES OF GRIEVING, BLACK MEDEA and THE STORY OF THE MIRACLES AT COOKIE’S TABLE. He has directed productions of THE SAPPHIRES, I AM EORA, THE MAN FROM MUKINUPIN, YIBIYUNG, and PARRAMATTA GIRLS. He was the Artistic Director of the Sydney Festival from 2017 to 2020. Other residencies include Sydney Theatre Company; Belvoir Street Theatre; the 2002 Australia Council Cite Internationale des Arts Residency and the Artistic Director for the Australian Delegation to the 2008 Festival of Pacific Arts. Wesley is currently serving as the QUT Indigenous Chair of Creative Industries.

Our two guest panelists for this month will be announced soon!

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