66B Johnston St, Collingwood, 3066
9077 0174
0400 530 464


OFF THE KERB EDUCATION, LEARNING & MENTORING PROGRAMS

All classes are 1 hour in duration (classes may go a little over time with Q&A). Bookings must be made prior to the session by ringing 0400 530 464 or emailing info@offthekerb.com.au. One-on-one classes may also be booked. Classes are held at Off the Kerb.

PRICES
$25 full price
$20 concession
$18 for groups of 4 +
$30 for one-on-one class


HOW TO WRITE AN EXHIBITION PROPOSAL (bookings must be made)
-How to get exhibitions
-Writing an artist statement
-What to include in the proposal
-How to write an artist CV
-Support Material, do's & don'ts
-How to understand if your practice matches each Gallery's criteria

HOW TO CURATE AN EXHIBITION OR PROJECT(bookings must be made)
-The A-Z of curation will be covered in this class
-How to select and head-hunt artists for the show (the right mix and numbers)
-Networking skills
-Liaising and communication skills
-How to promote or brand the exhibition or project
-How to write a press release
-Exhibition Invitation and Catalogue preparation
-Budgetting and Timelines
-Install Day
-De-install Day
-Opening NIght Preparation

HOW TO INSTALL & DE-INSTALL YOUR SHOW(bookings must be made)
-Professionalism! Your professional conduct on installation and de-installation day is closely observed by the gallery director and staff. This will dictate your chances of being invited back to exhibit. Negative word of mouth travels fast amongst Gallery Directors, as the art world in Melbourne is indeed very small.
-What materials/tools you must take on set up day
-Understanding and proper usage of various hanging and installation materials
-Using power tools
-How to de-install your show in a professional manner, so you get invited back (patching and painting walls etc..)

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR BUSINESS AS AN ARTIST(bookings must be made)
-The A-Z of managing yourself as a prolific practicing artist will be covered in this class
-The importance of an ABN
-Tax Tips (get deductions and get more money in your pocket)
-How to self promote and market yourself
-How to network with other artists and Gallery Directors
-How to get sponsorship
-How to set up an appealing and effective website
-The importance of Mentors

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE TALKS
-University, TAFE and School Groups may book for professional practice talks at the gallery by emailing info@offthekerb.com.au
Category: ARTIST TALKS
Category: DIRECTOR'S TALK - ARI vs Commercial and Public Gallery; how to set up an ARI; working with Council for permits; working with Liquor Licensing,; business structures etc.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A GALLERY'S VOLUNTEER OR INTERN POSITION(bookings must be made)
-The application letter (the best way to approach without getting knocked back)
-Preparing your CV
-Researching the suitability of a gallery's volunteer/intern program with your own career or learning goals
-How do your skills match the individual gallery's requirements
-Your commitment & initiative