Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Give... Give... Giveaway! and a bit of partnership building and network development

My friend Cath is having a giveaway! Lovely vintage fabric and crafty goodies could be coming your way. All you have to do is comment on her blog to enter. If you want to enter twice you can get that second entry just by following her blog (which I do already because she is such a lovely lady and interesting to boot!)

Cath only lives half an hour away from me but so far we haven't managed to meet. I'm hoping to meet her this weekend at the BELLO ART STIMULUS – Partnership & Network Development Forum being held at the Bellingen Memorial Hall next Saturday May 23rd from 10.00am till 4.00pm. Artists and craftspeople who are within cooee of Bellingen are invited to come along at a cost of $15 which INCLUDES lunch and morning and afternoon teas. Besides being a great networking event, the forum will engage artists and craftspeople with information about developing opportunities for online marketing and networking, local and other partnerships, gallery spaces and there will be a “speed dating” session with a gallery director to get advice about where to go next with your art or craft project.

The Bello Art Stimulus Forum will have presentations delivered by artists, gallery industry and marketing specialists. I'm not sure where I fit in, but I will be doing a session on Etsy and DUST.

For further information and bookings for the Bello Art Stimulus Forum on Saturday May 23rd contact Julia Morrell – BuildingBlox Project Coordinator on 0418 226 361 or (02) 6564 8947. Bookings are essential and close 12 noon Friday 22nd May. If you would like to be one of the 'speed daters' you need to mention this when you book and bring your portfolio on the day.

I hope to see you and meet you on the day!

The BuildingBlox: Developing the Mid North Coast Visual Arts & Crafts Industry Project is a project developed and implemented by Arts Mid North Coast Inc, funded through a partnership between the NSW Department of State and Regional Development and the Arts NSW’s Visual Arts and Crafts program.


kyles said...

Hey Jan, Checking in again after a while in limbo, loving you current works, my fingers are getting itchy again...laughs! And to find you have made friends with a dear friend of mine puts a smile on my face too! Say hi to Ms Chunky Chooky for me...hope you have a great time on Saturday xo

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Jan, I like the sounds of an "art stimulus forum", have a great day.
Last time I visited Bellingen was 21 years ago! I fell in love with the place! We seriously considered the move back then, but family ties made the decision for us to stay in Melb!!!
Thanks for the DUSK link...will go and have a look.

Jan Allsopp said...

Kylie I will say hi to Cath for you! It is a small world after all.

Jo, yes Bellingen is one of the special places on this earth. I'm really looking forward to it, but the flooding rains have begun again and who knows what it will be like by Saturday. Fingers crossed!!!

SCB said...

I hope you don't have to swim there! I'd love to come but have a prior engagement teaching some friends how to make pasta (like I'm the expert, not). You can swim and I'll eat! Have fun, S