Artists Alliance Bootcamp Workshops 2017

The Artists Alliance Bootcamp Programme is back! Professional development workshops for artists

What is Bootcamp?

In 2017, Artists Alliance will once again present a suite of short, sharp workshops designed to give your career a boost! This popular programme boasts a stellar line up of industry professionals, and with each session being kept to a maximum of 15 participants you will have a unique opportunity to engage directly with each speaker.

The programme consists of eight complementary workshops, which will run over four Saturdays from March – June 2017 at Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Road, Newton, Auckland. Extending on the 2016 programme, there are many new workshop topics. Once again we are offering a ‘pick and mix’ approach – it is not compulsory to purchase the entire suite.


The full suite of workshops (four days, eight workshops) is $340.

Individual days (consisting of one morning and one afternoon workshop) are priced at $85 per day.

How to book: Places are limited to 15 participants per workshop. Please register your booking by emailing Payment is required to confirm your place.

The schedule of workshops:


DAY ONE, Saturday March 25, 2017

10:30am – 12:30pm | Idea Generation and Creative Thinking with Yolunda Hickman

We will kick of Bootcamp 2017 with a workshop that will stretch your creative mind! Get out of a creative rut, or just shake things up.

1pm – 3pm | Making it Happen with Sara Hughes

An artist’s perspective of time management, balancing life and work, navigating the art world.

DAY TWO, Saturday April 29, 2017

10:30am – 12:30pm | Proposal Writing with Deborah Crowe, of Crowe Creative Art Services

If you are considering applying for funding/a residency/an exhibition this is the workshop you need! Get the inside knowledge on how to refine your proposal and lift your game.

1pm – 3pm | Taking the Fear out of Budgets Presented by Sharu Loves Hats

An arts perspective on preparing the all-important budget for proposals with Sharu Delilkan.

DAY THREE, Saturday May 27, 2017

10:30am – 12:30pm | Writing Workshop with Lana Lopesi

Need help writing an artist statement? Writing about your work for a proposal? Reviewing an exhibition? This workshop will give you the tools you need to get you on your way to better writing!

1pm – 3pm | Funding with Boosted and Creative Communities

Firstly, Jessica Pearless from Boosted will talk about the possibilities for funding your project through the Boosted crowdfunding platform. Then a representative from Creative Communities will talk about the opportunities that this scheme offers and other ways Auckland Council can support artists.

DAY FOUR, Saturday June 24, 2017

10:30am – 12:30pm | Sustainable Careers

Being an artists is a vocation that comes in many forms. How do artists balance work/art/life? We hear from two artists, Veronica Herber and Sam Thomas. This will be an informal discussion with an open forum; bring your questions!

1pm – 3pm | Artist Residencies with Sam Mitchell

Artist Sam Mitchell will share her experience as a resident artist on both local and international programmes. Sam has a wealth of knowledge and insight into how different residencies can work.

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Date(s) - 10/01/2017 - 01/07/2017
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