Building sustainable regional art industry

ABOUT EVOLVE

Evolve: Public Artists Development Program is a hands-on, wholistic, capacity-building program to create a sustainable, economically stimulated, regional public art industry. Evolve responds to a need for more public art professional development opportunities in regional WA, as there are limited local creatives who can successfully respond to Public Art EOI’s and deliver large scale and complex projects.

This project will upskill a niche profession (public art artists), and give participants the knowledge, skills, practice and confidence to deliver project briefs and generate a consistent income through their practice. Local artists are in a position to tell the local story in an authentic way and public art commissions will be able to reflect the original narratives of the region.

BE PART OF

EVOLVE PILBARA 2021

Evolve will be launched in May 2021 in the Pilbara in partnership with Element (consulting agency delivering complex, unprecedented place making and arts projects across WA for 30+ years) and established public art facilitators, Paula Hart, Leanne Bray and Jahne Rees. Immediate program reach is to artists and creatives in Karratha, Newman, and Hedland, and invitations to smaller towns and communities.

The program will introduce public art, everything you must know about, needs/constraints, in a pandemic/post- pandemic environment, arts law, responding to EOI, working on brief, contracts, memberships and networking opportunities, insurance requirements, maintenance schedule, artwork lifespan etc. In some locations participants will be working on actual public art briefs negotiated by the Junction Co. with Local Governments, industry and developers.

CONNECT TO THE PUBLIC ART INDUSTRY

SIGN UP TO EVOLVE 2021 and JOIN EVOLVE Network

The Junction Co is committed to ensuring Pilbara artists have access to professional development and commission opportunities in public art creation. The EVOLVE program is an affordable, wholistic initiative, designed to provide ongoing support for those working to explore this exciting and diverse artistic practice.

Evolve gives you access to online learning materials, hands on sessions with experts in the region, and access to Evolve network.

Join Evolve Network

expand your horizons

By joining you will gain access to vital information and resources, personal development opportunities and be part of broader public art network. The benefits include:

✖︎ Online Introduction to Public Art: Everything you need to know about public art, including contracts, arts law, EOI and insurance (released May 2021)

✖︎ Online sessions with Element’s Associate Arts & Culture, as well as face-to-face refreshers in the Pilbara

✖︎ Hands on workshops at various locations across the Pilbara with established public artists and professionals

✖︎ Be part of the Evolve Network: sharing, collaborating, supporting each other + up-to-date information on personal development, commission and development opportunities

✖︎ Be part of regional public artists database accessed by commissioning bodies

To sign up to Evolve Network, select one of the locations below. After registration is completed, you will receive access to the Evolve Network page, where all information, recourses and opportunities will be published.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact [email protected]

CITY OF KARRATHA

EVOLVE NETWORK KARRATHA WORKSHOP 17-20 JUNE 2021 WITH PAULA HART
$50per year
  • Special discount for City of Karratha residents, thanks to City of Karratha

PORT HEDLAND

EVOLVE NETWORK PORT HEDLAND WORKSHOP 22-25 JULY 2021 WITH LEANNE BRAY
$110per year
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NEWMAN

EVOLVE NETWORK NEWMAN WORKSHOP 20-23 AUGUST 2021 WITH JAHNE REES
$110per year
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OUR SPONSORS

This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia, alongside the Local Buying Foundation, The Junction Co and the City of Karratha.