Join us for this How To Tour Your Exhibition Workshop in November. Have you ever wanted to pack up your artwork and send it out into the world but didn’t know where to start? Then we have the perfect workshop for you!
Trudie Leigo, professional curator and journalist, will deliver two days of practical hands-on help in how to tour an exhibition and:
• Have an understanding that touring projects are scaleable and can be targeted at different types of venues.
• Have an understanding of the work involved and the steps that need to take place to successfully complete a touring project.
• Have a list of industry resources and contacts to help them with future projects.
With a background in media with ABC radio, Trudie can advise on getting your press releases noticed and getting those all important eyes and ears on your work for maximum advantage in the press.
Using the collection at Gympie Bone Museum this two day workshop will include practical tips and tricks on packing your work securely, transporting it and making sure it is set up properly at the other end.
• Assessing your exhibition – is it appropriate to tour? Will you be able to obtain funding?
• How to write a touring proposal and pitch it to venues.
• The importance of professional photography, researching and building your contacts.
• How to schedule a tour.
• The nuts and bolts of getting your show on the road e.g. Freight, contracts, crating, storage,
insurance, touring manuals.
• Developing resources education kits, media kits, didactics.
• The importance of engaging the community with your exhibition.
After completing the program participants will have acquired the knowledge and confidence to tackle their own touring project.
With the current boom in regional and rural tourism there is no better time to consider touring your work to galleries and museums around the country. Feature exhibitions are big drawcards to cultural institutions and another reason for tourists and locals to visit again and again.
This workshop will also deliver great advice to professionals working in those cultural institutions on how to source and market touring exhibitions to your best advantage. It is vitally important that GLAM professionals and creatives are on the same page working towards a common goal for the best chance at success together. You never know, you may discover your next big event right here in the room with you.
Cost $60 all inclusive including catering
Participants will need to be computer literate and be able to use Microsoft Office, the internet, email and social media.
This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank.