2021 Kolyang Creative Hub | Week 2

Small-group discussion

King St Artist Hub – what next?

Following the 2020 Creative Hub, Performing Lines WA with support from DLGSCI launched a pilot Artist Hub at King Street Arts Centre for artists to access free rehearsal space and a co-working space.
Moving forward, do artists need or even want a space or hub to work from?
What are the key elements needed to make it work?

FACILITATED BY:
Daisy Sanders (KSAC Artist Hub coordinator)

DATE: Tue 8 June
TIME: 3.30pm to 4.45pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre, upstairs foyer

To register, click here

 

New independent producing models for WA

Following on from 2020 Hub discussions we will be investigating tangible new models for change. How can Indie producers be better supported in WA to help artists create work outside existing company structures?

FACILITATED BY:
Anna Kosky (Producer; Perth Festival)

DATE: Tue 8 June
TIME: 2pm – 3.15pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre, upstairs foyer

To register, click here

 

Experimental Arts: Where does the weird stuff go?

Where do you go when your work doesn’t fit the traditional boundaries?
 
Artistic practice is evolving, and a lot of institutions have struggled to keep up. Some organisations just aren’t evolving artistically at the rate that audience taste is evolving.
 
While the growth is slow, we’ve seen a range of alternative arts festivals and programs flourishing nationally in the last ten years, suggesting an appetite for innovative work.
 
Join our guests Annika Moses, Jeremy Smith and Steve Berrick to discuss some of the challenges experimental artists are dealing with when looking for platforms to present their work, and what are some of the opportunities out there.

 

GUESTS:
Annika Moses (Sound-maker)
Jeremy Smith (PICA General Manager)
Steve Berrick (Coder)

DATE: Wed 9 June
TIME: 10am to 11.15am
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre, upstairs foyer

To register, click here

 

Our Place: Understanding Disability Identity & Artistic Practice

A community-led conversation unpacking disability pride and identity, accessibility for artists and audience, and how this manifests in artistic practice.

GUESTS:
Daley Rangi (Antidisciplinary Artist)
Rachael Woodward (Theatre-maker)
Julia Hales (Theatre-maker and performer)
Bruno Booth (Contemporary artist)
Crystal Nguyen (Performer and writer)

DATE: Wed 9 June
TIME: 11.30am to 12.45pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre, upstairs foyer

To register, click here

 

Parents working in the Arts

How to be an artist/creative AND a parent?

Join us for an informal chat between parents, childcare workers, and people who want to support parents in the performing arts.

This is an opportunity to share what has worked for you, what hasn’t, and perhaps pitch some new ways of approaching the challenges. This is a chance for parents to be heard and for organisations and/or allies to listen.

We’ll touch on some existing models that have been tried locally and overseas. By also involving people with experience in child-care we are hoping to create a resource list of artists who are able to care for children, and thus provide them with work also – similar to chaperone and childcare resources lists that exist in film and television.

This is an inclusive conversation for people of all genders and it would be great to get a variety of perspectives in the room. We would also love to talk about the joys and rewards of being an artist parent!

DATE: Fri 11 June
TIME: 10am to 11am
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre, upstairs foyer

To register, click here

 

Artists & Finance

Let’s talk about the basics of how to manage money as an artist. Come in with all your “probably a stupid question…” Anything from superannuation, BAS, PAYG, ABNs to where we should be investing our money. No judgement!

Tax accountant Kylie Thompson from Sorrento Strategic will be here to answer your questions. She has worked with artists for many years and understands the unique challenges we face.

DATE: Fri 11 June
TIME: 2pm-3.15pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre, upstairs foyer

To register, click here

 

Pathways for mid-career artists

Creating a career path in the arts often looks more like a maze than a ladder.

A gathering of mid-career artists from any art form (we’d love to hear from you all, please come along).
A discussion of gaps in career pathways with the objective of finding concise and common solutions/offers/asks to then present to WA arts orgs/funding bodies.

Conversation facilitated by Arielle Gray

DATE: Fri 11 June
TIME: 3.30pm to 3.45pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre, upstairs foyer

To register, click here

Panel Conversation

Mid/Post-Covid Arts Practice & Producing

After the chaos and unraveling of last year, here we are, in a changed world and context, still making performing arts. The Covid fallout has triggered devastating cancellations and unemployment at its worst and game-changing local presentation opportunities at its best.

What has worked, and what hasn’t?
What have we learned about how best to practice and produce relevant, resonant and resourceful works as we step into the next phase of an ongoing pandemic?

Hear from 4 speakers, whose various perspectives represent the layers within the sector, as we begin to imagine a path forward.

GUESTS:
Iain Grandage (Artistic Director; Perth Festival)
Marty Cunningham (Director, Investment, Research and Policy; DLGSCI)
Dalisa Pigram (Artistic Co-director, Choreographer & Dancer; Marrugeku)
Madeleine Flynn (Sound Artist)

DATE: Thur 10 June
TIME: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre, main auditorium

To register, click here

Practice sharing & workshops

Moving Curiosity

Join us for no pressure, no experience required movement-based workshop to make you feel good in your body. Taking exercises from a range of companies and methods that can be built into the individual’s practice, used for warm-ups or just wake you up for the day. Or just take the time to lay on the floor and snooze.

FACILITATED BY:
Ella Hetherington (Theatre-maker, director and performer)

*Limited to 25 people

DATE: Tue 8 June
TIME: 10am to 12pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre

To register, click here

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.