Nillumbik Shire Council, alongside five other Melbourne Councils, is set to launch the ArtsACTION initiative – which will provide free career support to the creative community.

ArtsACTION will deliver professional development for artists and creatives to activate career pathways, broaden networks, and build market reach. 

The program is particularly relevant for creatives looking to grow their career, build their business, step up their organisation, or connect with other creatives across Victoria and beyond. 

Including the Nillumbik, six Melbourne councils have taken on this initiative.

The online program will run from January to June 2023 and is facilitated by Pop Up Art, a division of not-for-profit Jumpleads. 

The program offers a six-part email resource pack, Zoom workshops, and access to a growing supportive network. 

The workshops cover topics such as being market ready, working together effectively and digital communities.

ArtsACTION is free of charge for anyone living or working in the municipalities of Nillumbik, Brimbank, Cardinia, Hume, Melton, and Yarra Ranges.

Nillumbik Shire Council Mayor, Ben Ramcharan, said, “We’re committed to supporting our creative practitioners with programs that enhance skills for growth, including professional development programs for artists such as ArtsACTION.

“We hope to see a wide range of artists and creatives take up this opportunity to develop essential marketing and collaboration skills, and to connect and share their work with other creatives from our partner Council regions.”

Emerging or professional visual artists, performers, writers, musicians, arts workers, and people involved in community arts or creative industries, are invited to participate.

Featured image credit: Kate Hudson, artist, Nillumbik Artists Open Studio Program 2022.

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