Creative Spark Consultancy

Art & Culture Advice

 
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SERVICES

Arts and Culture Consultation

A community minded design and arts professional with over 20 years’ experience in the creative arts and design industry. I offer a unique skill set that includes local retail and international wholesale representation and management and international promotions covering the web, social media and traditional print. I direct a small business in the creative arts, run and Artist Co Op and work in local council delivering a variety of Council and community events and programs. I am a motivated, energetic individual that enjoys working with small teams to achieve great results within set deadlines. I believe that my insight and experience in these fields allows me to produce a creative yet professional approach to the “business of art”, and effectively motivate and encourage other artists, business owners and government officers.

 

Schedule Appointment

Feel free to make an appointment to chat about your needs. No need to be based in Victoria, I mentor and provide advice to many international and Aussie based professionals and businesses.

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Testimonials

I’ve worked with Samantha over many years, to help develop my arts practice. Her honest and down to earth approach to the art industry is refreshing and has helped my art business in sales and also understanding who I am, and what I offer. Cant recommend her enough.
— Helen Esher
Through her role as Arts and Culture Officer at Golden Plains Shire Council Samantha demonstrated a genuine passion for providing opportunities for local young people to explore and develop their creativity.

Samantha worked alongside the Youth Development Team to create a variety of engaging community programs, workshops and events to build skills and showcase the creative talents of young people.

Samantha has strong youth development practices and a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with her audience. Subsequently, positive outcomes have always been achieved when working with Samantha.
— Mark De Campo Senior Youth Development Officer Golden Plains Shire Council
Thank you for all you have given to create a creative space for all that have used. It’s been great working with you .Thank you Samantha x
— Bev loveday - BOP Artist
Samantha is both a consummate professional and a true creative. Combine this with a wealth of experience negotiating with arts and government organisations and you get an invaluable asset for anyone wanting to turn their ideas into concrete realities. Can’t recommend Samantha highly enough.
— Sarah Hart Creative
It was an extraordinary day for me yesterday at the professional development workshop and couldn’t have come at a better time to completely inspire me and motivate me to continue pursuing art.
— ALLEGRA DE LEUCIO - Emerging Artist


 

My Experience

From managing large scale events, like the Golden Plains Art Trail, to programing booked out school holiday programs, I have built up a great skill set of building community interest in the arts. Innovative and relevant cultural events and attractions can engage a whole generation of new artists and art lovers.

 

SEE MY HANDY WORK


Highlights

Arts and Cultural Strategy 2018- 2022 Golden plains Shire

New Arts Grants, Public Art Policy and Civic Art Collection Policy for Golden Plains Shire 2019

Tokyo art Fair 2018 - Exhibitor

The Bop Arts Co Op Director - Manager of gallery and arts space.