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Negotiating Contracts

partnership by ST from the Noun Project

partnership by ST from the Noun Project

26 June

12:30 – 2:30pm

Sustainability as a professional independent artist: upskill on negotiating contracts, saying no, and choosing projects which improve your financial and mental wellbeing.

Jo Randerson - Artistic Director (Barbarian Productions)

Facilitator Biography

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Jo Randerson
Writer and theatre-maker Jo Randerson is the founder and artistic director of Barbarian Productions. Recent theatre works include  Soft N’Hard, Sing It To My Face, Political Cuts and Grand 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


$20 per seminar

All seminars are limited to 18 places.

In order to secure a place you must pay in advance.

Bookings must be made in person at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre reception. Payments must be received in full before each seminar. Unfortunately we currently have no online or internet payment facility.

Reception booking hours are Mon – Fri 10:30am – 7:30pm and Sat & Sun 10:30am – 3:30pm

For more information or to register your interest in seminar - please e-mail:

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