Thursday 15th June 2017
8.30am – Registrations Open
9.00am – CONFERENCE WELCOME and CONNECTING THE DOTS
Some of the best ideas and solutions are found when people of like-mind get a chance to talk together. We’ll start today with a structured networking session, so you get to know who’s in the room and who can help you with your specific challenges or big ideas. We’ll use this session to create a directory of ‘who’s who’ in the arts, so you can refer back to it for connections when you’re back at work.
9.30am – KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
Art. Whatever is it good for? Kerri Tilby-Price, Exult
Kerri has over 20 years working in and for the community sector and knows that articulating your ‘why’ is a key ingredient for securing funding, sponsorship and support. Kerri will share tools for uncovering the real value of what you do and give you great ideas for sharing that story with potential supporters.
10.05am – KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
LoveNotes – A Social Enterprise Success Story Amanda Judd, Lovenotes
Amanda is the founder of Lovenotes, a social enterprise that creates brilliant stationery out of your own waste paper. Amanda will share the lessons she’s learned since creating Lovenotes in 2008 and give you practical tips for developing your own social enterprise. What does it really take to be a social enterprise success story?
10.45am – Morning Tea
11.15am – CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS:
Funding and Fees – What does it take to make money through membership? – Megan Thorn, Exult
There are lots of ways to generate funding for an arts based organisation, but often we get so focused on what we’re doing, that we lose sight of what else is available. Megan will give you a big picture summary of what it takes to generate Sustainable Funding and look a little closer at how to build a membership programme that generates an ongoing source of income.
The Donor Dilemma – Kerri Tilby-Price, Exult
Have you ever wondered why some arts organisations attract major donors, while you struggle to make ends meet? Following on from her keynote presentation, Kerri will look at ways to you can effectively tell your story and encourage individuals to donate to your cause. Explore some practical ways to ask for donations.
12.15pm – Lunch
Optional Session: Arts and Culture Strategy
If you are based in Tauranga or the Western BOP, you have a chance to feed into the sub-regional Arts Strategy with the Tauranga City and Western BOP council. Facilitated by Dawn Hutchesson, this lunch-time session is a chance to have your say on the development of the draft strategy.
1.00pm – PLENARY SESSION: Collaboration Central – The Incubator and Social Link
Collaboration is increasingly used as an effective way to stretch resources and increase impact within the sector, but what does it look like to collaborate with organisations outside of the arts? This is a fun interactive session where you will explore some collaborative tools and ideas for working with social service organisations so that everyone wins.
1.50pm – CASE STUDIES: Simone Anderson – The Incubator, Anton Steel – BOP Film
Hear from two separate groups about two very different projects. How did they resource their idea? What worked well and what would they do differently next time? Why re-invent the wheel, when you can learn from the ups and downs of others.
2.30pm – Afternoon Tea
2.50pm – CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS:
Securing Sponsorship – Megan Thorn, Exult
Business sponsorship is a great way to generate un-tagged funds for your project or programme, but what do sponsors really want from the sponsorship relationship? Discover who makes a potential sponsor, what they’re looking for and how to approach them for the best chance of success. There’s more to sponsorship than logos and thank-you speeches.
Crowdfunding – Simone Hunter, Boosted
Simone is the General Manager of Boosted, a crowdfunding platform especially for Creative endeavors. Find out what how Boosted works, how to get started and what makes a successful crowdfunding campaign.
4.00pm – KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
What makes a good organisation, great? Richard Benge, Arts Access Aotearoa
Richard is the Executive Director of Arts Access Aotearoa, a national organisation that has a Vision for all people to be able to participate in the arts. Based in Wellington, Richard and his team work with artists and arts organisations all over New Zealand. Join Richard as he shares his perspectives on what makes a good organisation, great?
4.45pm – Forum Wrap-Up and Close
5.00pm – 7.00pm – The Incubator’s ‘Creative Bootcamp’ (Additional $10)
If you’re keen to stay on and mingle with fellow creatives, The Incubator is hosting a taster evening for their ‘Creative Bootcamps’ supported by Creative Bay of Plenty. A few drinks and nibbles, along with some creative surprises to stretch your thinking.
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