Bundaberg Regional Council will begin a series of online webinars to look at the arts sector’s recovery from the pandemic next Monday with a presentation called “The Art of Positivity”.
Council’s Manager, Arts and Cultural Services, Rod Ainsworth said the webinars will give the local arts community the chance to learn from and network with experts in the national arts sector.
“The purpose of Ideas and Conversations is to create online forums, bringing in guest speakers from around the country as well as focusing on guest speakers from our local arts community,” Rod said.
“This is about creating a conversation that is grounded in our community first and foremost.
“As restrictions start to ease, we want to focus of artists’ development and the arts sector’s role in community recovery.”
“We’re planning on the webinar series culminating in a panel of local artists.
“Di Wills, Phil Oakley and Jess O’Neil will discuss the ideas raised throughout the webinar series.
“We’re hoping that we can stream this panel discussion from Childers Art Space during the exhibition entitles “Art as an Act of Optimism” in late August.”
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events spokesperson, Cr John Learmonth, said Monday’s webinar would be invaluable for all those involved in the arts.
“Artists have the power to connect and unite communities,” he said.
“The guest presenters John Paul Fischbach and Liz O’Brien from the Auspicious Arts Incubator are leaders in their fields and will give arts practitioners some insights and new perspectives on positive thinking.”
John Paul Fischbach divides his time between personal creative projects and helping independent artists through the Auspicious Arts Incubator.
He has a long history of producing and directing theatre, film, festivals and site-specific events and has lived and worked in the U.S., Denmark, England, Bali, Canada, and Australia.
John Paul has been coaching Artists for over 20 years, and his book, No More Starving Artists: How to Master Your Art, Your Life & Build Your Business, was published in 2018.
“Artists are by far the most successful at manifesting a positive life and career once they know how to do it,” John Paul said.
“Artists have the power to connect and unite communities. When artists exude positivity it’s contagious.”
Liz O’Brien is the principal coach and Belief Buster at the Auspicious Arts Incubator and is passionate about wellbeing.
With over 20 years’ experience as a healthcare practitioner, in the areas of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Mindfulness, Stress Management and meditation, she knows that when we’re mentally, emotionally and physically well, it’s easier to be our best selves, whether that’s at work, at home or stuck in traffic.
“Our best self is better able to respond instead of react, which is good for our own wellbeing, as well as having a positive flow-on effect to those around us,” Liz said.
Join our online forum with John Paul Fischbach and Liz O’Brien from the Auspicious Arts Incubator to rediscover your energy and grow your creativity.
To find out more about the free webinar from 12.30 to 1.30 on Monday, 29 June visit the website.
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