3-5 NOVEMBER 2015

Arts and Business Advice – Social Media Workshop – Creative Networking Presentations

A full day program of advice, networking, and professional development for artists, arts organisations and community groups.  A great opportunity to connect with artists in our region. Come for the whole day or half day sessions


10:30-12:30 – Arts + Business One on One

One-on-one arts/business advice.  You will be allocated a 20 min time slot and come and discuss an arts project or event you would like to organise. You might like to discuss tips on project management, planning, budgets, partners, promotion, funding sources including crowdsourcing, or more logistics planning such as insurance, branding or business plans.  A BEC Digital Support Advisor will also be available to discuss financial analysis, building and marketing your business, making the most of your talent and team, management capabilities and digital engagement including e-commerce.  Or perhaps you just need to be connected with who is doing what and what else is happening in the region.   

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-5:30 Head and Hands

Head 1:30-4:30: Kim V Goldsmith from Ochre Communications draws on her experience in using social media in small business, interest advocacy and issues management as well as over 26 years in media and marketing.  Learn more about how to use Social Media to engage your audience through sound strategy, great content and time management as well as how to monitor and evaluate your social media plan.

Hands 4:30-5:30 Give your brain a rest and get your imaginative juices flowing! Join in on a fun badge-making activity.  All materials provided – just enjoy some creative time

6-7 Creative Connections

A session for the whole arts and creative community. A chance to meet, mingle, introduce yourself, make contacts and maybe even kick start future collaborations.  Up for grabs are 8 slots in our Pecha Kucha presentation (20 slides @ 20 secs each), an opportunity to showcase you or your project, your creative practice, share an idea or inspire creativity.   Concise, fast paced and lots of fun!  So book in early to avoid disappointment!   Download more information about how to create one.  Presentations must be emailed to ANW by Wednesday 28 October

ANW Connect Forums are supported by UNE and the NE/NW Business Enterprise Centre.  The Arts + Business One on One project is funded by the Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) programme, an Australian Government initiative, and provides additional services to the BEC’s existing program of high-quality small business advice.

Book by Friday 30 October

Walcha Roadshow Tuesday 3 November at Walcha Handmade, 6n Derby St, Walcha.

Narrabri Roadshow Wednesday 4 November at Crossing Theatre, Newell Highway Narrabri

Quirindi Roadshow Thursday 5 November at Royal Theatre, 115 Henry St, Quirindi


·        Arts + Business One on One ($10 includes Morning Tea)

·        Head and Hands ($30 includes Afternoon Tea)

·        ANW Creative Roadshow Full day program($50 includes Arts One on One, Head and Hands, Morning and Afternoon Tea, Lunch and Creative Connections)

·        Creative Connections FREE