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Arts News & Grants


10.00am Wednesday, 18 October 2017 | Smithurst Theatre

Tickets: $25.00

Arts Grant Writing Basics is a workshop offering handy tips and tricks to any individual or community organisation applying for arts grants.

The tools and techniques provided will increase your chance to win the support you need to get your great idea off the ground. Learn how to decode the application questions, summarise your project, prepare a justification and conquer your budget.

Executive Director of Arts North West, Caroline Downer has had more than 20 years of successful grant writing experience. Her workshops are interactive, hands-on and practical and are suitable for new submission writers or those requiring a refresher.

“Being able to ask those tricky questions and get the right answers in this grant writing workshop will be really beneficial for participants in fine tuning their applications which has become integral tool for community art organisations and regional artists” said Ms Downer.

These three hour workshops are $25 per person and include the workbook

Bookings can be made here: https://www.trybooking.com/RKKT 



Lesley O'Shea and Joe Penn
Saturday, 21 and Sunday, 22 of October
Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Centre - Studio Room

Arts Gunnedah is please to invite people to enjoy a 2-day workshop with renowned tutors from the Royal Art School In Sydney, Lesley O’Shea and Joe Penn. The course will cover some basic drawing and colour principles and is designed for the beginner who wants to have fun with colour and texture and for the more experienced painter who wants to explore the freedom of enjoying making ‘mistakes’.

Lesley O’Shea will be creating portraits filled with expressive colour and movement exploring and adding dimension to the figurative form and portraiture by building layers, textures and ghosts of previous images into compositions.

Joe Penn will be discovering the magic of line, using pen and charcoal to explore the essence of depth and perspective creating interesting compositions emphasised with watercolour.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the techniques and tips by some of NSW most experienced art tutors. Booking are essential through Arts Gunnedah . Please contact Shirley Urquhart on 0407945123 or Eileen Mair on 67431569 or 0417687789 by 5:00 pm Thursday 12th October 2017 to confirm your spot in the workshop or if you have an enquiries.

Arts Gunnedah Members receive a discounted rate. If you are interested in becoming a member, please come to The Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Centre and pick-up a membership form or contact Arts Gunnedah Representatives on the numbers above. Membership is $20 per year.