'Talking Threads' panel discussion, 2023, image: Henry Trumble.
Public Programs

Casey Creative Professional Development Program

Craft x City of Casey

Craft is partnering with City of Casey to deliver a Creative Professional Development Program, designed to support creatives in the region to develop their practices and careers in a sustainable and intentional manner. The program is specifically intended for creative practitioners with a connection to the City of Casey who are wanting to gain professional skills within a visual arts, crafts and design context.

The program launches with a free public talk Creative Careers That Last on Thursday 11 July, at Bunjil Place with artists Anna Varendorff and Vipoo Srivilasa unpacking practical strategies for cultivating longevity and sustainability in creative practice. Following the talk, Expressions of Interest for participating in the Creative Professional Development Program will be accepted from 11 July till Monday 12 August. An online information session will be held on Thursday 24 July.

The program will run from August-November 2024 with individual mentoring and group professional development training components. Applicants are expected to be able to commit to attending the full program. Applications will be assessed by a panel of City of Casey and Craft staff. Successful applications will demonstrate artistic merit, strong motivation, a commitment to engaging in the program activities, as well as showcasing how the applicant will benefit from the opportunity.