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Wednesday, October 1, 2014


The Durban Art Gallery, as part of its mandate to add its weight to help educate, empower and develop the visual arts community in KZN, will host a series of free workshops for the creative industries in and around greater Durban.

“We would like to invite interested visual artists to participate in a series of creative professional practice workshops scheduled in six different Durban venues. This would be especially useful for artists entering into the profession,” says DAG education officer, Witty Nyide.

The brief reads:
“The workshops are designed to assist creatives who wish to enhance their professional practice skills, including: defining a strategy related to your individual career plan; artists’ portfolio of work online and off; networking; helpful online resources; marketing yourself/brand and knowing your value; galleries & agent; funding; writing funding proposals & where to find these funds; residencies, projects, collaborations; gaining the relevant experience; how to price and where to sell your work; how to establish yourself as a professional artist and time management, studio, submission deadlines and meetings.”

The workshop schedule is:

October 6 & 7: Venue 1: Chartsworth Hall (35 Topham Road)

October 15 & 16: Venue 2: KwaXimba Indoor Sports Centre

October 20 & 21: Venue 3: Redfern Community Hall, Phoenix

November 12h & 13: Venue 4: Inanda, Ntuzuma & KwaMashu Creative Centre (1 Mdubu Road)

November 25 & 26: Venue 5: Mountview Hall (Amora Drive off Inanda Road)

December 5 & 6: Venue 6: Isiphingo Hall (18 Delta Road)

Entrance is free, but booking is essential. All workshops will run from 09h00 to 15h00 daily. It is strongly recommended that delegates make themselves available for both days in each instance.

Please bring notebooks and pencils, and refreshments.

Those interested should contact Witty Nyide on 031 311 2274 or email: