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Artist Engagement - Information Sessions and hubs

Artist networking sessions happen on the last Thursday of the month, 5.30 - 7.30 pm. This is an opportunity to form relationships, share experiences, support each other and develop opportunities. Artist networking sessions are on the last Thursday of the month unless they fall on a public holiday:

Thursday 28 February, 28 March, 2 May, 30 May, 27 June, 25 July, 29 August, 26 September, 31 October, 

Information sessions happen in response to grant and festival opportunities. AE works with key players to increase access to information and industry representatives. These include:

Drop-in hubs happen the second Thursday of the month, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm. Artists are invited to bring their current projects and ideas to discuss at AAV with the assistance of AE staff. Work may include writing a grant submission, grant acquittal, biography, resume, artist statement or developing an idea.

Dates for the drop-in hub are:

14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, 11 July, 8 August, 12 September, 10 October and 24 November 2019.

Conversation hubs are an opportunity to share your experience through discussion. Stay tuned for dates in June, August and October 2019 via our eNews.

Hot desks are provided at AAV for artists to access computer and photocopying resources. Wednesdays 10.00 am – 1.00 pm and 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm. 

Artist Engagement Round-Up 2019 invites artists to review the Pilot Program by exploring:

  • What have Artist Engagement done that is useful?
  • What could Artist Engagement have done better?
  • What could the future look like?

Artist Engagement Round Up 2019 will be on 28 November 2019.

Be advised artists are required to book 7 days in advance to attend AAV

Contact us for any enquiries or bookings via: Phone (03) 9699 8299 or Email

If you wish to make an initial enquiry related to the NDIS and our Arts services, ask for Jo van Heek

If you wish to make a booking, ask for Leesa Nash, Manager, Artist Engagement.