Where To Next...?

09mar(mar 9)9:00 am10(mar 10)2:00 pmWhere To Next...?Mid-Career Intensive for Artists


9 (Friday) 9:00 am - 10 (Saturday) 2:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


University of Southern Queensland

West Street, Darling Heights, Queensland, 4350

Event Details

Would you like to develop a long term and sustainable career plan for your professional practice?

Research has identified a lack of opportunities for mid-career or established artists, often referred to as ‘the mid-career desert’. In this session, artists will work together with an industry professional to identify what the next steps are in developing their professional practice. Through the day and a half session artists will create a ‘career map’ which will identify their goals, and then develop strategies to achieve these goals.

Session Topics

– Accessing new opportunities and audiences
– Strategies to raise your professional profile and manage your brand
– Goal setting and career mapping
– Business management
– strategic thinking and long term planning

Additional Program Details

Applications to attend close: 5pm Friday 16 February 2018.
Artists advised of acceptance by: 5pm Monday 19 February 2018.
Program Dates: 9am – 5pm Friday 9 March and 9am – 2pm Saturday 10 March (two day session)

Venue: University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Toowoomba campus

This intensive is open to mid-career artists defined as artists who have practiced professionally for five to ten years. Limited places available.



Additional Information

John Armstrong has served in a range of roles where he has been responsible for major initiatives in policy and industry development and export as well as large projects with an emphasis on business, sustainability, culture and community accountability and participation. He is presently operating Harbinger Consultants, a cultural and economic development consultancy that has worked extensively in Queensland’s diverse regions, communities and cultural sectors.


Linda Carroli has over 30 years professional experience in media, publishing and communication; creative industries and practice; higher education; and consulting and facilitation. Her projects are principally oriented towards cultural, community, enterprise and regional development and engagement to develop forward planning and strategy that prioritises sustainability by building local capabilities and vision.