Advice Bank

Guildhouse Advice Bank responds to the demand for tailored, one-on-one advice from small creative businesses.

The Advice Bank model allows practitioners to have 40 minutes with an industry expert to workshop / troubleshoot / refine a specific business or career development issue.

Advice Banks

2020

Advice Bank: Mount Gambier

Guilhouse brings Advice Bank to Mount Gambier!

Debbie Pryor was going to answer questions from artists, designers and craftspeople in these subsidised, 45 minute sessions. She would have guided attendees through our 2020 program and discussed the professional development events that best suit their practice.

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Advice Bank: Arts Law Clinics

Based in Sydney, Arts Law provides legal advice and information on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters including contracts, copyright, business structures, defamation, insurance, employment and taxation to artists and arts organisations across all art forms.

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2019

Advice Bank: Intermediate Website

Bridie Letford is an Adelaide-based Senior Business Analyst who is proficient across website build platforms commercially available for a ‘self build’. In this 40 minute one-on-one session Bridie provided practical guidance and troubleshooting to artists on their existing websites. In particular Bridie has experience across Squarespace, weebly and wordpress. This session was a must for any artist grappling with the backend of their current website.

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Advice Bank: Murray Bridge

Guildhouse brings Advice Bank to Murray Bridge!

Guildhouse Executive Officer Victoria Bowes and Artistic Programs Manager, Debbie Pryor with Murray Bridge Regional Gallery Director Fulvia Mantelli answered questions from artists, designers and craftspeople in these 30 minute sessions.

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Advice Bank: Writing for Social Media

Kate Larsen is an Adelaide-based writer, arts manager and non-profit/cultural consultant – at the time of this event she was the Writer in Residence in the Guildhouse ART WORKS program, located in the Minor Works Building. In this 40 minute one-on-one session Kate provided guidance and advice around writing for social media, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The session looked at the parameters of each platform and provided guidance around tone and the effective use of limited word counts.

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Advice Bank: Navigating writing as a career

Kate Larsen is an Adelaide-based writer, arts manager and non-profit/cultural consultant – at the time of this event she was the Writer in Residence in the Guildhouse ART WORKS program, located in the Minor Works Building. In this 40 minute one-on-one session Kate provided guidance and advice to emerging, aspiring and professional writers around creating work, paid and unpaid opportunities and general advice around the sector.

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Advice Bank: Artists and Fundraising
A unique opportunity for a one-on-one meeting with then South Australian and Western Australian State Manager of Creative Partnerships Australia, James Boyd. Sessions looked closely at tailored opportunities to develop philanthropic options using the Australian Cultural Fund, and how engaging with the private sector can help your practice.

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Advice Bank: $upport to Build Your Business with Rhonda Vincent
Rhonda Vincent the Principal Engagement Officer, Business Growth from the Department of Trade, Tourism and Investment took these one-on-one sessions tailored to the growth of a creative business. Rhonda helped attendees navigate the opportunities available through the state government that can support their practice and build their capacity for growth.

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Advice Bank: Public Art
In this session Jason Sims, a respected visual artist and sculptor, provided advice pertaining to his experience in Public Art.

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Advice Bank: $upport to Build Your Business with Rhonda Vincent
Rhonda Vincent the Principal Engagement Officer, Business Growth from the Department of Trade, Tourism and Investment took these one-on-one sessions tailored to the growth of a creative business. Rhonda helped attendees navigate the opportunities available through the state government that can support their practice and build their capacity for growth.

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Advice Bank: Navigating Public Art
In this session Tony Rosella, an established artist with over 25 years of practice, was available to give advice pertaining to his experience in Public Art.

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2018

Advice Bank: Creative Partnerships Australia

Want to learn how to make your practice more sustainable and utilise philanthropy? James Boyd, then SA and WA State Manager of Creative Partnerships Australia, helped attendees outline opportunities, understand their options and how best to approach philanthropic foundations and the private sector.

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Advice Bank: Websites for Artists with Amy Milhinch

Websites can be a strong foundation to promote your practice and give you control over how you position yourself in the market place. Creating one can be daunting – where do you begin, and how do you engage new audiences? This workshop was held over three sessions for people who wanted to revitalise their website or start one from scratch.

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Advice Bank: $upport to Build Your Business with Rhonda Vincent
Rhonda Vincent the Principal Engagement Officer, Business Growth from the Department of Trade, Tourism and Investment took these one-on-one sessions tailored to the growth of a creative business. Rhonda helped attendees navigate the opportunities available through the state government that can support their practice and build their capacity for growth.

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Advice Bank: Catapult Applications

This was an opportunity to discuss your Catapult application with a member of the Guildhouse programming team before submitting your application. These short 20min Advice Bank sessions assisted attendees in streamlining aims, timelines and approaches to mentorship projects and applications.

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Advice Bank: Fundraising

Would you like to bounce around your fundraising ideas with an expert? Marie-Louise helped attendees understand what their options are, what the best approach is, and what they need to prepare. At the time of the event Marie-Louise Carroll was the acting State Manager of Creative Partnerships Australia, WA and SA.

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Advice Bank: $upport to Build Your Business with Rhonda Vincent
Rhonda Vincent the Principal Engagement Officer, Business Growth from the Department of Trade, Tourism and Investment took these one-on-one sessions tailored to the growth of a creative business. Rhonda helped attendees navigate the opportunities available through the state government that can support their practice and build their capacity for growth.

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Advice Bank: Grant Feedback

Looking for feedback on a grant application or proposal? This was an opportunity to get input on draft Australia Council Grant applications.

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Advice Bank: Social Media Evaluation

How are you engaging new audiences on social media? Are you using the right images? language? hashtags? Talking to the right people? In these sessions attendees got constructive feedback on their social media accounts from communications specialist Anna Zagala.

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Advice Bank: Grant Development

These series of sessions were timed around the deadlines for Australia Council and Arts South Australia grant rounds.

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Images (L-R): Guildhouse Symposium, 2019, praxis ARTSPACE. Photograph Rosina Possingham; INFORM: Brave New World, 2019, ACE Open. Photograph Rosina Possingham; Jason Sims, ‘MDLU 792015 4’, Docklands, Melbourne. Image courtesy the artist and [ADA] Consulting.