A day for artists and arts workers of all mediums to critically reflect on your practice, no matter the stage of your career. From mindfulness to project management, self-care to selling yourself and your work, sessions offer tools and tips on how to financially, spiritually and practically master the art of living a creative life.
10am Keynote: Mastering Meditation
You’ve heard that meditation is an incredible reflective tool that aids creativity and productivity, but how do you actually…do it? Get the hang of finding calm, and learn how to free up your headspace to manage stress and maximise mindfulness.
With Manoj Dias of A-SPACE
10.30am Influence: Social Media and the Self
Social media can be an incredible tool for creatives to get your work out there in the world – but it can also be a source of anxiety and distraction. Learn how to harness the connective power of social media whilst keeping yourself sane and safe.
With Negro Speaks of Books and Tamsien West
11.30am Talking Money: The Art of Negotiation
It’s a jungle out there, and knowing your worth can be a tricky business. So how do you value your skills and labour? Whether you’re negotiating for yourself to be paid properly, or on behalf of an organisation or collective, learn how to hustle for the funds to make your creative project happen without compromising your vision.
With Elizabeth Flux, Triana Hernandez and Amy Middleton
1.30pm Keynote: Selling Yourself
Impostor syndrome – you’ve heard of it? Combating a lack of confidence can’t always be solved with conventional advice – and not fitting the box you’ve been given isn’t on you. Learn how to quiet your inner critic and communicate your craft and practice effectively, with a practical session offering insight into writing a killer bio, making connections in your industry, crafting an elevator pitch for projects and seeking out opportunities.
With Creatrix Tiara
2pm Caring for yourself as a Creative
Burnout is rife in the creative industries, but it takes practice to learn that the answer is not simply to work harder, faster or better – sometimes it’s simply to work less. This session will cover practical tips for balancing life, family, leisure, work and your creative passions without burning the candle at both ends.
With Carly Findlay, Natalie Kon-Yu and Jen Tran
3.15pm Workshop: Reaching the Finish Line
Imagining the finished product might be easy, but sometimes the hard part is just to begin. Master the art of getting started and learn how to overcome common roadblocks, and gain practical insight and skills on staying motivated, managing your time and get out of your own way.
With Madeleine Dore