Arts Connect Dookie: Connection and Momentum

Join us at Arts Connect Dookie: Connection and Momentum for an energising day of professional development.  

Arts Connect Dookie: Connection and Momentum is a one-day event featuring presentations, panels and case studies about staying connected and building momentum in your arts practice. You'll get to meet other creative people in your local area and share ideas in a day of collaborative learning.

Arts Connect is a series of free, one-day professional development events responds to the specific needs of regional artists and arts organisations, supporting communities to drive the development of their own creative practice.

The session is free and open to everyone, but bookings are essential and places are limited.

When: Sunday 7 April 2019 10:30am - 5:00pm (10:00am Registration/Morning Tea)
Where: Dookie Memorial Hall, Mary Street, Dookie VIC 3646
Cost: FREE (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided)


Arts Connect Dookie: Connection and Momentum is proudly supported by Riverlinks and Greater Shepparton City Council.


10am Registration & Morning Tea

10:30am Welcome to Country with Ray Ahmat (Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation)

10:50am Icebreaker Activity & Housekeeping

11:15am Strategic Planning & Governance with Joe Toohey (Executive Director/CEO, Regional Arts Victoria)

11:45am Panel on Staying Inspired & Making Time with Alison Percy (Visual Artist), Chris Thorne (Local Aboriginal Artist & Rock Carver) and Gillian Belle (President, Arts Mansfield)

12:15pm Lunch

1:15pm Case Study on Lot19 with Mark Anstey (Lot19, Castlemaine)

1:45pm Q&A with artist Josh Muir

2:15pm An Introduction to Arts Fundraising with Steven Richardson (Creative Partnerships Australia)

3:15pm Afternoon Tea

3:30pm Panel on Making Things Happen with Libby Webster (Tallarook Mechanics’ Institute), John Head and Irene Pagram (Textiles & Mixed Media Artist)

4pm Closing Thoughts, Reflections and Learnings

4:30pm Networking Drinks


Arts Connect is a series of one-day professional development events that foster skills and collaboration between regionally-based artists and organisations, strengthen local creative leadership and build stronger connections for creative people across the state. The program is supported by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund, delivered by Regional Arts Victoria with partnership support from Local Government.



Regional Arts Victoria is offering Half-Price Individual Membership to Arts Connect attendees. Register to attend to receive a promotional code. For more information about Regional Arts Victoria’s Membership Program visit our website.


To stay up to date with Arts Connect events near you, sign-up for Regional Arts Victoria's e-news or visit the Arts Connect page on our website.


Speak to Anna Kennedy, Regional Arts Victoria’s Membership Coordinator, on 03 9644 1805 or at or visit our website.

Image: Red Truck - Dookie - by Serana Hunt Hughes 2014

North East Victorian creatives are building connections and momentum

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7th Apr 2019 Dookie Memorial Hall Mary Street, Dookie, 3646