Propagate the Arts – Makers’ Shopfront

Propagate the Arts – Makers’ Shopfront

Makers’ Shopfront Bootcamp
Facilitated by Shelley Pisani and Katie Whyte

2 day program to grow visual art and creative entrepreneurship.
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March
9am – 4pm both days

As practicing visual artists and arts workers, Shelley Pisani and Katie Whyte from Makers’ Shopfront have had the hands on experience in growing their own businesses as well as assisting other artists and makers to build their careers and business models.

Makers’ Shopfront grew out of the successful CQ Shopfront project delivered from 2019-2021 across seven local government regions in Central Queensland, working with 527 artists and makers.


RADF funding available under the category of Technical and Professional Skills Development – outgoing individual

  • must be a resident of the Western Downs
  • tickets must be purchased prior to applying
  • applications must be in by end of February for the Quick Response round
  • Guidelines see page 9, point 3 

Funding towards 40% total project cost can be used towards:

• Workshop / Seminar / Conference /
  Masterclass / Mentorship Fees
• Travel
• Accommodation

Start your application NOW


Day 1 Program – Product Development and Distribution

Flip your thinking about your practice to business terminology and explore the options for the “products and services” you have the capacity to offer. We will explore:

  • The entrepreneurial mindset
  • What is product development?
  • Ways of producing – freelance designing and licensing
  • Fabrication and collaboration
  • Ways of selling
  • Packaging and shipping

Day 2 Program – Marketing for Visual Artists and Creatives

  • Who are you making it for?
  • Telling your story
  • Branding
  • Social media fundamentals
  • Promotional tools
  • Customer relations

Cost for both days: $50
Cost for one day: $30

Get your tickets here

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is REQUIRED.
Please be kind to our staff – help keep everyone safe.
Further info can be found here

Club Hotel, Chinchilla
131 Heeney St
Chinchilla Qld Australia 4413

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