Creative Exchange

One of our Creative Exchange meetups in 2019.

Registration for Creative Exchange is now closed – after great demand, we have created TWO groups for the coming year! If you are interested in joining us in the future, let us know and we’ll be in contact when we open the next round.


Duck ‘n Weave Artist Collective launched the first round of our facilitated mentorship program, Creative Exchange, in 2019 with a lovely group of inspiring artists. They represent many aspects of the arts including jewellery, textiles, photography, ceramics, printmaking, and painting.

Creative Exchange is for anyone who is driven to be making!

You might consider yourself a hobbyist or an emerging artist, or you may have an established art practice… Making art can be solitary at times, and having your own cheer squad can make a big difference to what you let your inner critic get away with!

Our aim for the Creative Exchange program is to develop a community of artists at all stages of their practice, where we can support and encourage each other, and share useful resources. Just as importantly, we also assist participants in their professional development – we facilitate sessions around goal-setting skills, and recognising and working with your strengths, amongst other things.

Creative Exchange is held across twelve months – we meet for three hours, ten times for the year, discussing a range of topics relating to your artwork, your aspirations and inspirations, and challenges you may be facing as an artist. As a result of COVID-19, we took most of our meetings online using Zoom video conferencing. This has resulted in us being much more inclusive of creative people outside of Adelaide, so we have decide to continue this for the next round. If participants are all in Adelaide at the time of a meeting, we will endeavour to get together in person.

Membership

Places for this year’s Creative Exchange have now been filled. If you’d like to be put on our mailing list to hear more about next year’s program, let us know through the contact form.

This year we have secured some funding and are excited to offer 12 month Creative Exchange memberships for a subsidised price of $150 paid upfront, or $180 paid in monthly instalments of $15. This fee includes:

🔴 Your own Creative Exchange workbook in PDF form – print it out or use online. (Printed and spiral bound workbook available at addition cost)

🔴 Access to our private Facebook group, where the conversations are continued between our current participants but also past members

🔴 Facilitated goal-setting activities

🔴 Topic-related resources from each meeting

🔴 The opportunity to present at our Duck ‘n Weave ‘Meet the Maker’ Conference as part of the SALA Festival in 2021

🔴 Ongoing support and encouragement from Duck ‘n Weave

🔴Recipe suggestions for morning tea prior to each meeting! (And actual food when we get together in person !)

The program is being run from Adelaide, South Australia, however as we will be meeting online, anyone is now able to join in!

Numbers are limited to five participants for each program, and it is expected that members make a commitment to attend as many meetings as possible.

DATES: Usually the last Sunday of the month at 10am.

May 30, June 27, July 25

August – No meeting – SALA Meet The Maker Conference

September 26, October 31, November 28

December – Negotiable, January 30, February – No meeting – Fringe Festival

March 27, April 24

Information sessions will be held in Adelaide on on the Eyre Peninsula before the next round commences. If you would like to know about upcoming information sessions, let us know through the contact form.