The peak body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector

Where to next...?

A career management intensive for mid-career artists presented by NAVA and Flying Arts Alliance. Applications to participate close 16 February.

WHEN: 9am - 5pm Friday 9 March and 9am - 2pm Saturday 10 March (two day session)

WHERE: University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Toowoomba campus

WHO: mid-career artists


Would you like to develop a long term and sustainable career plan for your professional practice?

Research has identified a lack of opportunities for mid-career or established artists, often referred to as ‘the mid-career desert'. In this session, artists' will work together with an industry professional to identify what the next steps are in developing their professional practice. Through the day and a half session artists will create a 'career map' which will identify their goals, and then develop strategies to achieve these goals.


The session topics will include:

- Accessing new opportunities and audiences

- Strategies to raise your professional profile and manage your brand

- Goal setting and career mapping

- Business management

- strategic thinking and long term planning


This is a free event with limited places available.

Applications to attend close: 5pm Sunday 18 February 2018.

Artists advised of acceptance by: 5pm Monday 19 February 2018.

To apply for program placement, please fill out a short application form linked below.


Eligibility: This session is open to mid-career artists defined as artists who have practiced professionally for five to ten years.


Facilitator: John Armstrong

John Armstrong has served in a range of roles where he has been responsible for major initiatives in policy and industry development and export as well as large projects with an emphasis on business, sustainability, culture and community accountability and participation. After many years operating Harbinger Consultants, a cultural and economic development consultancy that has worked extensively in Queensland’s diverse regions, communities and cultural sectors, he presently works as Art Centre Manager on Mornington Island.


Facilitator: Linda Carroli

Linda Carroli is a writer, researcher and consultant working across diverse sectors such as regional, urban and community planning, higher education, and sustainable transitions. She is widely published as an arts and cultural writer, has held senior and Board roles in the creative industries, and has produced many creative, publishing and exhibitions initiatives. She is currently completing a PhD at QUT investigating sustainable transitions and infrastructure at the regional scale.


Where to next...? is a joint initiative of NAVA and Flying Arts Alliance

Flying Arts is a not-for-profit organisation inspiring the appreciation, practice and professional development of the visual and media arts as a lifetime interest or career throughout regional and remote Queensland, supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, the University of Southern Queensland (USQ)and corporate partners and benefactors.


The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is the national peak body protecting and promoting the professional interests of the Australian visual and media arts, craft and design sector. NAVA is supported by Arts Queensland, Create NSW and the Visual Arts & Craft Strategy (VACS).

University of Southern Queensland