How it works:



Prices are based on the length of the workshops, which range between 2 - 4 hours usually.


Our workshop pricing is kept reasonable as we hope to make these attainable to a wide range of artists and creatives. We know all too well the realities of an artists income!

How to book

Places are limited to enable everyone the opportunity to interact with the presenter and the group.

Please register your booking HERE. Payment is required to confirm your place.

Upcoming workshops:

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Public Art & Funding - Full Day Event

Morning: Managing a Public Art Project with Julia Scott

Afternoon: Funding with Boosted Ambassador Jessica Pearless followed by Catherine George fRegional Funding Advisor, Auckland Council.

When:   Saturday May 15, 10am - 2:30pm 

Where:  Toi Ora Live Art Trust, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Price:     $ 120 

Please join us for this full day of workshops including a half hour lunch break, an opportunity to network with your peers and our speakers,


Managing a Public Art Project with Julia Scott

Using ‘real life’ examples of public art projects in Auckland, this workshop will take you through key project management priorities and requirements for managing and delivering successful public art projects. The workshop aims to enhance your professional development and to complement your own arts practice. 


In this introductory workshop you will explore:

·      what is public art?

·      what is different about working in public space?

·      practical requirements for working in public spaces

·      ‘nuts and bolts’ of getting started - planning and budgeting your project


Julia has significant experience managing public art projects in Auckland and also works more widely with large and small organisations in the arts sector. She has a Masters in Arts Management AUT, 2012 and in Art History, St Andrews University, 2002. Since 2003, she has run her own independent art projects consultancy. Clients include Auckland Council, Charitable Arts Trusts and University of Auckland (Creative Arts and Enterprise). 

Afternoon: Funding with Boosted Ambassador Jessica Pearless followed by Catherine George, Regional Funding Advisor, Auckland Council

Jessica will talk us through the funding opportunities available for artists and creatives in engaging with crowdfunding platform Boosted www.boosted.org.nz. Catherine George will then provide insight into Auckland Council and Creative Communities funding opportunities for artists.

Jessica has worked in various management roles in the art sector in New Zealand at leading dealer galleries, auction houses, and non profit organisations including Boosted, The Arts Foundation of New Zealand’s crowdfunding platform. Jessica is also the Director of Northart Gallery.


She has been the recipient of multiple awards for her career in art including University of Auckland Alumni Leadership Scholarship (2019), Merit Award, Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award (2015), Merit Award, New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award (2013 & 2014) and Women of Influence Finalist, Arts Category (2014). In November of 2020, Jessica was named as an Influencer in the University of Auckland’s "40 Under 40" inspiring alumni. Jessica has a particular interest in art education, artist mentoring, advocacy in the arts and professional practice in the arts.

Catherine George is the Regional Funding Advisor for Auckland Council and will talk to the various funding opportunities available through the council, including Creative Comunities.