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:

NET-WORK: Selling through your website with Shelley Simpson

When:   Saturday April 17, 10am - 1pm 

Where:  Online via Zoom

Price:     $90

This workshop will follow on from the 'Creating a Portfolio Website' workshop, and/or for people who would like to add the ability to sell their work (or any product) on their website.


The workshop will cover:

- the process of selling online

- presenting artwork (or other products) online

- tax, postage, return policies  and other administration requirements

- payment systems

- setting up a shop in Wix.


Shelley Simpson is both a website designer/developer and an artist. She has taught digital media 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 making websites both privately and at Whitecliffe School of Art and Design, Hungry Creek and Browne School of Art."

Public Art & Funding - Full Day Event

Morning: Managing a Public Art Project with Julia Scott

Afternoon: Funding with Boosted Ambassador Jessica Pearless followed by Mary Borok from Creative Communities (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 Mary Borok from Creative Communities (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. Mary Borok will then provide insight into the 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.

Mary Borok hold the position of Sector Development Arts and Culture North at Auckland Council.

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