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Creative Careers Week 2015 Event as iCalendar

(Creative Events)

21 September 2015 - 25 September 2015

Location: University of Auckland City Campus

Host: National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries

Contact email: creative@auckland.ac.nz

Website: Join the Facebook event page for updates

Join us for Creative Careers Week 2015, a series of events designed to inspire creative enterprise.

Hear from professionals who have made a career in the creative industries. Gain insights from their experiences and knowledge in areas such as freelancing, running a creative studio, applying for funding, marketing and social networking.

It’s real-world advice from real-world people on the transition from student to independent industry professional.

Freelancing like a Pro

Cherie Mathieson    

My top ten tips to succeeding as a freelance performer

Monday 21 September, 6:30pm

ENG 439, Building 401, 20 Symonds Street

 

Cherie Mathieson is an industry leader currently in her twenty-second year as a performer. She is a successful freelancer, live vocalist, song writer, vocal coach, company director of Big Notes Get Votes and among many other roles, she is the creative show producer of Coca Cola Christmas in the Park. However, her biggest ongoing gig is creatively raising two children.

Cherie’s presentation highlights the focus that is required in developing artistry both on and off the stage. How you can move mountains with a team of one, make the most of tried and true resources and know when and how to outsource whilst carving out time to keep pursuing your dreams.

Business Battlefield

Nat Cheshire

Street Fighting

Tuesday 22 September, 6:30pm

ENG 439, Building 401, 20 Symonds Street

 

Nat Cheshire studied Fine Arts and Architecture at NICAI, University of Auckland and is a founding partner of the renowned New Zealand firm Cheshire Architects.

Directors Nat and Pip Cheshire co-lead a studio of two dozen designers in Auckland City. They attack and shape precincts like Britomart and City Works Depot from the city block down to the teaspoons. Nat will talk about how this all started for him, and how it then exploded.

Winning Creative Funding

Richard McWha

Successfully framing the funding proposition

Wednesday 23 September, 6:30pm

ENG 439, Building 401, 20 Symonds Street

 

Richard McWha is the Sector Engagement and Production Manager of Auckland Council and leads the team responsible for delivering around 8 million dollars of arts funding across the Auckland region. A past theatre practitioner and venue manager Richard has experience in both applying for and distributing funds for arts projects and capital expenditure.

His talk will demystify the funding process and give practical advice on how to finance creative and social enterprise projects.

Social Marketing Workshop

Ruby White aka ‘Miss Changy’

Plating up a DIY enterprise

Thursday 24 September, 1:30pm

NICAI Student Centre, Level 2, Building 421, 26 Symonds Street

*
Creative Business Booklet
A guide to launching your own successful creative enterprise. (2.7 MB, PDF)
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Creative Business Worksheet
A resource for recording your creative business ideas (4.9 MB, PDF)

 

Ruby White combined a love of culinary arts and creative practice by setting up her own enterprise; the pop-up eatery Miss Changy while studying at the Elam School of Fine Arts. Her mix of social media savviness and cooking prowess has led the business trending, with it featured in The Denizen, Viva and Dish Magazine.

Ruby will lead a workshop presentation based on her experience of starting and maintaining a company via social media, her growing insights on operating a small business and how to cook up an elevator pitch.

Trading-Table: Panel Discussion

Advice on the transition from student to industry

Friday 25 September, 1:30pm

NICAI Student Centre, Level 2, Building 421, 26 Symonds Street

 

Professionals in the fields of fine art, architecture, planning, music

and dance will advise on:

  • How to land your first industry job
  • Ways to support your workplace development
  • What to expect when running an independent enterprise

 

Panelists

 

Music

Cherie Mathieson is a successful freelancer, live vocalist, song writer, vocal coach, company director of Big Notes Get Votes, creative show producer of Coca Cola Christmas in the Park.

Dean Cameron is the distribution and member services manager for Recorded Music NZ, a non-profit industry representation and licensing organisation for recording artists and their labels. Dean also manages the Music Grants Programme and direct-to-artist scheme.

 

Dance

Kristie Mortimer is a dancer and actor, currently working as the Youth Engagement Programme Assistant for the New Zealand Dance Company. Kristie was previously the co-director of Star Dance Academy and graduate teaching assistant at the University of Auckland.

 

Fine Arts

Emil Dryburgh is an artist, writer, co-director of artist-run space FUZZYVIBES, and works at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.  

 

Architecture and Urban Planning

Dajiang (DJ) Tai is an award-winning architect working for the renowned New Zealand firm - Cheshire Architects - on much loved projects such as the City Works Depot and Britomart precinct. DJ was the winner of the Emerging Design Professional category award in 2014 for Ortolana, Café Hanoi and XuXu.

Ian Munro is an independent urban planning and design consultant. Ian is also a chair member of the Auckland Council Urban Design Panel, regularly lectures at the University of Auckland and was previously a senior associate at Urbanismplus and senior planner for the North Shore City Council.

 

MC

Eva Ding is a scholar in her second year of a Bachelor of Music in Classical Flute Performance at the University of Auckland and is also the President of the School of Music Students’ Association.

Drop-in Careers Chat

Thursday 24 & Friday 25 September

2:30 - 4:30pm both days

NICAI Student Centre, Level 2, Building 421, 26 Symonds Street

 

The University of Auckland’s Careers Development and Employment Services will be onsite to discuss and support your plans for a creative career.