Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Courses And Classes -­mu­ni­ d478660 Aaron Cor­lett

ART and business will come to­gether for a se­ries of work­shops in Vic­to­ria Park dur­ing the com­ing months.

The Vic­to­ria Park Cen­tre for the Arts is run­ning Art Prac­tice: Arts Business for the se­cond year from next month to June at The Dutch Trad­ing Co.

Cen­tre board mem­ber Dianne Smith said the con­cept of the work­shops was to bring the or­gan­i­sa­tion into the com­mu­nity and con­nect artists with new con­tacts.

“The idea is to ed­u­cate and help artists with their business knowl­edge,” she said.

“We’ve got a num­ber of speak­ers from the in­dus­try, in­clud­ing a few prac­tic­ing artists.

“It’s a chance to learn some tricks from artists and un­der­stand how to ap­ply for grants from or­gan­i­sa­tions like the Depart­ment of Cul­ture and the Arts.”

Bent­ley artist Fiona Har­man said the idea of hold­ing the ses­sions at a bar was to make them more ac­ces­si­ble.

“It’s a bit less in­tim­i­dat­ing and not as elit­ist as some other venues, so peo­ple can come along and lis­ten,” she said.

The ses­sions will take place on March 29, April 24, May 29 and June 29 at 6.30pm.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Artist Fiona Har­man and Vic­to­ria Park Cen­tre for the Arts board mem­ber Dianne Smith.

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