The Creative Exchange (formerly, the Expert Program) is your gateway to the latest trends, topics and news shaping the sector today. Launched in April 2014, The Creative Exchange has attracted close to 40 national and international experts from across arts, culture, screen and design. Covering a wide  range of topics that are both relevant and thought-provoking, these free monthly events are open to anyone currently working in the creative industries with a keen interest in the most up-to-date information from right across the sector. Hear from industry experts, and discover new networking opportunities  at The Creative Exchange. We look forward to welcoming you at our next event.

    The Creative Exchange presents:

    Pitching to Partners: Working with Producers and Presenters

    Whether presenting to a room of indifferent festival reps, chatting with a gatekeeper or describing your idea to a creative collaborator – pitching to people whose support you want can be both intimidating and exhilarating. Producing a new work requires broad partnerships that extend beyond the key creative and technical team to presenters, funders, producers, investors, marketers and audiences. This is a workshop to help you develop the way you pitch your work. Bring your project idea and/or questions for this hands-on session.

    When: 3pm, Friday 19 October
    Where: ACM Amcor Lounge
    Bookings: FREE but bookings essential


    About Jo Porter

    Jo Porter is a consultant in not-for-profit and commercial performing arts, focusing increasingly on outcomes which combine social justice, regional interests and the arts. Ro​les in Australia, UK and USA: Executive Producer of Malthouse Theatre, General Manager of a range of commercial theatre productions and head of creative development at Richard Frankel Productions in New York and Head of Business Development at Really Useful Group in London. Jo is working towards a Masters of Development Studies at the University of Melbourne, teaches Governance and Leadership in NIDA’s MFA in Cultural Leadership program and has guest-lectured in arts management at the University of Melbourne. Jo is very proud to be a past Board Member of Back to Back Theatre and now serves on the Board of Theatre Works. Recent and current clients include Paw Po; NORPA (Lismore), Theatre Works, Arena Theatre, the Centre for Contemporary Photography, City of Ballarat, Chamber Made , St Martins Youth Theatre and independent artists whose work focuses on social justice and diversity: Samara Hersch, JOF O’Farrell and Little Ones Theatre. Currently: Co-Producer of the inaugural Victorian  Regional Centre for Culture 2018.

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