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. Since then, we have seen many aspects of the arts represented including jewellery, textiles, photography, ceramics, printmaking, painting, collage and writing.
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 your inner critic gets 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. We celebrate your participation in the Program with an exhibition for the SALA Festival in August.
Since 2020, we have held our gatherings in a hybrid format using a private Facebook group and video conferencing when we are unable to meet in person. This has resulted in us being much more inclusive of creative people outside of Adelaide, so depending on the needs of applicants, this may continue for the next round. If participants are all in Adelaide, we get together in person.
Creative Exchange membership is by application. We meet all applicants and if numbers exceed available places, we will determine the combination of people we feel will work best together.
Twelve month Creative Exchange memberships will be $400 paid upfront, or $432 paid in monthly instalments of $36.
This fee includes:
🔴 Your own Creative Exchange spiral bound workbook
🔴 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 participate in the Creative Exchange Graduate exhibition as part of the SALA Festival in 2024 (some additional costs involved)
🔴 Ongoing support and encouragement from Duck ‘n Weave
Numbers are limited to 10 participants for each program, and it is expected that members make a commitment to attend as many meetings as possible.
We usually meet on the last Sunday of the month from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
September 24, October 29, November 26
December 17, January 28, February – No meeting (online sharing)
March 31, April 28, May 26,
June – No meeting (online sharing), July 28
August – SALA Exhibition and Graduation (Date to be confirmed)
An information session will be held via Zoom shortly. If you would like to know about upcoming information sessions, let us know through the contact form.