CREATIVITY & INCOME

HOW SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS MAKE A LIVING

With Geordie Brookman, Elena Carapetis, Dan Crannitch, James Dodd, & Sophie Hyde.

There’s a lot of mystery about making money as a creative practitioner. In this Activate Seminar, we’re aiming to remove some of the mystery, and talk about the different choices successful creatives make to sustain their careers.

Hear from four successful South Australians from different creative disciplines, speaking candidly about how they survive, where their income comes from, and how long it took for them to turn their creative practice into a viable source of income.

Topics of discussion include:

  • “Many streams make a river” e.g. Diversifying creative income streams.
  • Juggling a day job or an adjacent career with a creative practice.
  • How grants and funding can contribute to career development.
  • The role networks and collaborations play in career development.
  • The importance of self-promotion, persistence, and drive – putting yourself out there.

We’re very excited about our panel of established, highly regarded South Australian practitioners: Elena Carapetis, Dan Crannitch, James Dodd, and Sophie Hyde.

The seminar will be facilitated by Geordie Brookman, Artistic Director & Co-CEO at State Theatre Company of South Australia.


Helpmann Academy is proud to introduce our new Activate Professional Development Seminar Series.

The series aims to empower emerging visual and performing artists with practical knowledge to help build and sustain a successful creative career.

The Activate Seminar Series will present guest artists, specialists and panels covering a range of topics such as contract and intellectual property law, income and funding options, marketing and publicity, and more.


WHEN: Wednesday 6 December 5:30-7:00pm, followed by networking drinks.

WHERE: St Paul’s Creative Centre, 200 Pulteney St, Adelaide

COST: $10 / FREE for students and graduates (up to 5 years out) of Helpmann Academy’s partner institutions (Adelaide College of the Arts, UniSA Visual Arts, Flinders University Drama and Screen studies, and Elder Conservatorium of Music). Click here for more info.

TICKETS: Are limited, bookings essential at >
www.helpmannactivateseminar4.eventbrite.com.au

This event is on level 1. For any questions about access, please contact Emma Bargery on (08) 7320 3330.