For the Hunter region’s artists, creative practitioners, arts and cultural professionals, managers and leaders.

Smart Arts is a series of events supporting the creative industries inNewcastleto be innovative, sustainable and dynamic. The series aims to provide business and professional skills development as well as networking and collaboration opportunities for the Hunter region’s emerging and established artists, creative practitioners, arts and cultural professionals, managers and leaders.  The first in a series of three events was held in 2014 with two more scheduled for the first half of 2015.

WORKSHOP:  THINK BIG – BIG PICTURE PARTNERSHIPS                                                               

Thursday 26 February 2015    2.30 – 4:30pm

Where:  The Lock Up, Hunter Street, Newcastle.

Investment:  $40 (includes workshop, entry to panel discussion and light refreshments)

Who:  Christina Gerakiteys, Ideation At Work

A tailored, interactive workshop for small to medium creative enterprises and individuals around how to put ‘thinking’ and ‘creativity’ back into their businesses. The way to a successful future will be through collaborations – new and old (The Joined Up Innovation Report, March 2014), so joinNewcastle’s creative practitioners and arts managers to focus on collaborating for program growth and project realisation.

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SPOTLIGHT SESSION:  THINK BIG – BIG PICTURE PARTNERSHIPS                                                               

Thursday 26 February 2015, 5.30 – 7:00pm

Where: The Lock Up

Investment: $10 includes refreshments (free to attend for workshop participants)

Our panellists will share their stories, experiences and words of wisdom.  Q&A’s are encouraged and questions taken via Facebook or on the night. Followed by networking/drinks.         

Liz Burcham                                        Cultural Director, City ofNewcastle

Shane Burrell                                     Author, Final Post

Jessie England Sederis                   Director, The Lock Up

Christina Gerakiteys                       Chief Ideologist, Ideation at Work

Facilitators:                                        Mardi Ryan, Cultural Development Coordinator, City ofNewcastle, Christina Robberds, Octapod Director.

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