Fran Callen, Dappled Things (detail), 2017, mixed media on canvas, 130 x 112 cm. Photograph Grant Hancock.
Maintaining a sustainable creative practice is an ongoing commitment with plenty of hurdles. So we’ve built a variety of Artist Toolkits to help you out along the way.
Our Artist Toolkits are here to help you avoid the mistakes and stresses involved with running a creative practice, and to offer insights into all aspects of what it means to manage and grow a creative career.
Here is an introduction to our Artist Toolkits and how they can assist you to develop your career and tackle hurdles along the way.
Writing a CV
An essential item in your toolkit, here is our guide to what you should consider when creating your CV.
Design Markets 1
We sat down with Bowerbird leader and design market trailblazer Jane Barwick to get some inside advice about participating in this award winning design market.
Design Markets 2
Kitty Came Home’s Katrina Weber and Farley Wright tell us how they have made design markets a successful part of their business.
An artist statement may be needed at various stages in your practice. Find out how to put together an engaging statement.
Pricing Your Artwork
Great advice from Zu Design’s Jane Bowden on how to price your artwork to ensure you are covering your costs and grow your business.
Freighting Your Work
Make sure you do everything you can to ensure your freight booking goes smoothly.
Packing Your Work
Packing your work requires some consideration. We have compiled a few tips and plenty of links to sites that might help you get it right.
Tax for Artists
Some useful tips and links to sites that will help you understand your tax obligations as a maker.
There are many considerations when you exhibit your work. An artist and self-made curator offers advice.
Our Exhibition 101 toolkit continues with some brilliant advice from printmaker and curator Simone Tippett.
Media Releases 101
Media releases are an ideal way to find new audiences and get attention.
Arts Admin 101
We talk to Adelaide College of the Arts Development Manager Bridget Alfred about the competitive field of Arts Administration.
Insurance for Artists
Increasingly, insurance is becoming a requirement for artists, whether you are working in the public realm, exhibiting, or selling your work at a market.
This toolkit is here to help you put your best application forward.
Artist Run Initiatives #1
We spoke to the key people behind two of Adelaide’s ARIs and asked them about what it takes to establish, feed and grow these key creative venues.
Artist Run Initiatives #2
We sat down with Bernadette Klavins and Elise Bonato from FELTspace, Adelaide’s longest running ARI which was established in 2008, and asked about the key to FELTspace’s longevity.
We’ve developed this toolkit to help participants manage expectations and create a mentorship that produces winning outcomes.
A realistic budget is a critical part of any project or funding application.
Tom Borgas, Triangulation studio study (edited detail), 2019, Timber, polypropylene, adhesive vinyl, fixings and acrylic paint. Image courtesy the artist. Image/Objects Tom Borgas June 03 – August 29, 2019 Creativity and collaboration are at the heart of innovation....
Image courtesy Kate Larsen. Sat 6 July 2019, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Pricing: Free entry Location: Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Court, Adelaide, SA 5000 Presenter: Kate Larsen The internet has given birth to an exciting new world of digital poetry. Putting your poems...
Image courtesy Kate Larsen. Sat 1 June 2019, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Pricing: Free entry Location: Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Court, Adelaide, SA 5000 Presenter: Kate Larsen Do you love language? Are you excited by the power of words? Poetry is everywhere: from the...