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BUMP Business Crash Course for Artists

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14 Nov &
21 Nov 2018
(fully booked)

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Community Room
Toi Pōneke Arts Centre

As part of the Barbarian Uprising Mentorship Programme funded by Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Jo Randerson will be running a Business Crash Course for Artists. 

In this practical 2 hour session, Jo will share her expertise on the skills needed to survive as a self-employed artist including, marketing yourself as an independent artist, negotiating contracts, hourly rates, fees, writing budgets, applying for funding, and making a living as an artist.

Both workshops are now fully booked.

We will be offering more workshops in 2019.

To register your interest - email -

Writer and theatre-maker Jo Randerson is the founder and artistic director of Barbarian Productions (theatre company). Recent theatre works include Sing It To My Face, Political Cuts andGrand Opening.

Jo has received the Robert Burns Fellowship, an Arts Foundation New Generation Award and the Bruce Mason Award for playwrighting. She collaborates internationally with visual artists, theatre makers and activists, most recently in Paris, Moscow and Istanbul with Swedish visual artists Goldin+Senneby at the biennales in each city. Her recent play The Spit Childrenpremiered at Antwerp’s largest youth theatre HETPALEIS in May 2014.

Jo often collaborates with communities and lesser-heard voices. Jo is a popular public speaker and progressive thinker about the arts’ relevance in society, and an active part of the social enterprise movement. She is part of a team who have re-purposed a disused bowling club in Vogelmorn, Wellington as a creative community space She teaches at Massey University, Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School and on the MFA at Victoria University.

Her new work Soft N Hard is currently touring New ZealandJo’s writing has recently appeared in the Journal of Urgent Writing, Pantograph Punch and Future Conditional: Notes for Tomorrow

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