What is Bootcamp?
In 2018, 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 April – July 2018 at Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Road, Newton, Auckland. Our 2018 series is a full suite of new workshop topics. Once again, we are offering a ‘pick and mix’ approach – it is not compulsory to purchase the entire suite.
PricingThe 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.
Workshop location: Studio One, 1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland
BookingsTo book your spot, please fill in the form below. Our workshop coordinator will get in touch to confirm your place on the workshop/s you have requested as soon as possible and will provide payment details. Please note: Bootcamp workshops are limited to 15 people per workshop day, please note filling in this form does not confirm your place - however we will fill the 15 available places in the order we receive the bookings.
DAY ONE, Saturday April 28, 2018
10:30am – 12:30pm | Goal Setting with Veronica Herber
We will kick of Bootcamp 2018 with a goal setting workshop to get your practice into focus. The morning will be structured around questions to identify each participant's values, then take these results to create a step by step practical process to help each person plan their next 6 to 12 months with a 5 year goal in mind. The session will be fast moving, lively and fun with concrete outcomes to take away.
Before becoming a full time contemporary art student and artist Veronica Herber was a successful business owner and business coach in Christchurch. Now fully immersed in her art practice, she still enjoys sharing practical goal setting knowledge with creatives. www.veronicaherber.com
1pm – 3pm | Making it Happen with Emil McAvoy
An artist’s perspective of time management, balancing life and work, navigating the art world. Emil McAvoy is an artist, art writer and Lecturer in Photo Media & Fine Arts at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. His art work examines the cultural roles of the artist: as medium, activist, citizen and public intellectual. He works across a range of media and publishes widely as an essayist and critic. www.emilmcavoy.com
DAY TWO, Saturday May 26, 2018
10:30am – 12:30pm | NET-WORK: Creating an art portfolio website with Shelley Simpson
NET-WORK is designed specifically for artists. Artists' websites need to fill specific requirements. The 2 hour NET-WORK bootcamp session will help you to identify those requirements and will demystify the process of setting up your own site. By the end of the session you will have a clear pathway to creating a website that works for you and your audience.
The workshop will cover; Identifying your audience and what they need, project planning - identifying users and user goals, domain names and hosting, choosing the right website format for you, content – what to include and how to prepare it, using social media.
Shelley Simpson is both a website designer/developer and an artist. She taught digital media for many years at Media Design School and AUT. She has a Certificate in Tertiary Teaching from AUT and an MFA from Elam. She works with small creative businesses on their online presence, and teaches workshops on web design and creation. Her art website is http://www.shelleysimpson.co.nz, and her business site is http://www.nimble.co.nz
1pm – 3pm | Clearing a path; tactics for writing in and about art practises, with Elle Loui August
Art writing workshop with Elle Loui August.
Elle Loui August is a writer and curator currently based in Tamaki Makaurau. Elle has previously held professional roles at The Physics Room in Christchurch, University of Auckland, and Elam School of Fine Arts where she completed her MFA in curatorial practice through the postgraduate research programme. She has written for a number of institutions and publications including Art New Zealand, Artspace NZ, Pantograph Punch and split/fountain, and presently divides her time between independent writing and curatorial projects and her role as Assistant Curator at Objectspace.
DAY THREE, Saturday June 23, 2018
10:30am – 12:30pm | Editioning: Best Practice, with John Pusateri
Artist John Pusateri will guide us through his experience working as a printmaker, with a focus on the dos and don'ts of producing editions. Bring along your questions!
1pm – 3pm | Commissions: Best Practice, with Deborah White
What happens if your family lawyer asks you to make an artwork for the board room to fit a specific space? You are flattered to be asked and agree on a price and make and install the work. Transaction completed - or is it?
What then happens when an image of the artwork appears on the company’s annual report cover and on the companies Christmas card mailed out to clients?
What are your rights in the commissioning process?
In this workshop we discuss what can go wrong and how best to avoid awkward situations. Bring along your stories and questions.
DAY FOUR, Saturday July 28, 2018
10:30am – 12:30pm | Pricing Your Work & Other Money Matters with Tim Melville and Artists Alliance
Tim Melville (Te Arawa, Te Atiawa) speaks regularly to tertiary students about strategies for creating post-university relationships in the commercial art world, including around pricing, and will be more than happy to answer questions.
Tim Melville Gallery represents Matt Arbuckle, Elliot Collins, Johl Dwyer, Russ Flatt, Alberto Garcia-Alvarez, Star Gossage, Jonathan Jones, Mabel Juli, Nonggirrnga Marawili, Joe Sheehan, Phyllis Thomas and Roberta Thornley.
1pm – 3pm | Artist Collectives
Artists Deborah Rundle and Jerome Ngan-Kee will conduct an informal discussion around their involvement in various artist collectives, the challenges, the highlights and advice for those wanting to start or join a collective. This is an opportunity to bring your questions.