Monday 30 April, 2012, 6.00 – 8.00pm Australia Council for the Arts: 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Arts entrepreneurs at some stage will consider setting up an organisation – especially if they want to benefit from tax concessions, government grants and philanthropy.
What are the important first steps?
What are the key issues to make sure my start-up company survives?
Where can I go for help?
What are the lessons other organisations have learnt?
Join us for a practical discussion with our panel of arts entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds. We will discuss the challenges and share some practical tips on how to make your start-up company a success.
Andrew Batt-Rawden is an emerging composer. He co-founded Chronology Arts in 2007 with composer Alex Pozniak, is on the Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group committee, and has worked with the Song Company and Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School in administration and management. In 2012 he was a NSW Finalist for Young Australian of the Year.
Prior to being appointed Artistic Director of Aurora New Music Inc in 2010, he had been a board member of the company since 2009. He is currently writing a book (Business Plan for the 21st Century Composer), a song cycle in collaboration with poet Chris Mansell and is studying for a Masters in Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Catherine Keenan is the co-founder and executive director of the Sydney Story Factory, a not-for-profit creative writing centre for young people opening in Redfern in July 2012. She was formerly a journalist at The Sydney Morning Herald, where she worked as literary editor and as an arts and features writer, and in 2007 co-edited The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. She has published hundreds of stories, book reviews and interviews for publications including The Times Literary Supplement. She holds a doctorate in English Literature from Oxford University, and has tutored at the University of Western Australia and Oxford. She is an honorary associate at the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.
James Winter is a co-founder and director of Queen Street Studio; a non-profit management team who provide Sydney's independent Performing and Visual Arts communities with space to create, Queen Street Studio currently manages FraserStudios and Heffron Hall, Sydney.
Since graduating from the Centre for the Performing Arts (Adelaide) in 1993, James has been Artistic Director for Brand X Theatre, D Faces of Youth Arts and Ashfield Youth Theatre, along with Associate Director for Urban Myth Theatre of Youth. James has also worked in Cairo (Egypt) with African refugees on a six month Australia Council program “Out There Everywhere” to establish theatrical and community cultural development projects for artists in exile. James is an event coordinator for South Sydney Youth Service’s Mad Pride Youth Event and has created festivals for Centenary of Federation, Feast Gay and Lesbian Cultural Festival and the 2002 Sydney Gay Games Cultural Festival.