Introducing little-lunch webinars hosted by arTour. Each month you can tap into this series of useful free webinars designed specifically for the arTour network. Learn about online ticketing, working with schools, sell off fee negotiations and more. Hear from a different guest expert each month as they generously share their knowledge and answer your questions.

Take a break from the everyday and tune in for short sharp 45 minute sessions broadcast live from the Judith Wright Centre.

View our quick guide to webinars.


NOVEMBER

Showcase in Focus:  Working with Community Presenters

With Melissa Driscoll former Community Services Manager, Flinders Shire Council

With Queensland Touring Showcase and Roadcase event registrations just around the corner join us for this webinar exploring programming from a remote community presenter perspective. Get a handle on what drives programming decision-making and what value-ads remote presenters are looking for. Melissa Driscoll previously from Flinders Shire Council will share her presenter experiences, discuss what worked well in her community and how Hughenden has built a successful model that aims to build touring productions into existing activities in her community.

This webinar was held in the past however you can still view the discussion - catch up here.

Wednesday 25 November 2015, 1pm-1.45pm
Recommended Audience: artists, producers and community presenters


OCTOBER

Showcase in Focus: Audience Demand

With Kerry Saul, General Manager of Empire Theare, Toowoomba and NARPACA’s Management Committee Member

Queensland Touring Showcase 2016 submissions open on 12 October so it’s the perfect time to consider what you want to get out of the experience. Presenters need to think about their audience development and programming strategies. Equally, Producers need to consider the best approach to promote their work in order to maximise their time and energy at Showcase. Kerry Saul (General Manager of Empire Theare, Toowoomba and NARPACA’s Management Committee Member) discusses programming trends, audience demand and engagement opportunities for Presenters and Producers alike. With this insight, planning for Showcase will be more purposeful and the outcomes in March much richer for all involved.

This webinar was held in the past however you can still view the discussion - catch up here.

Wednesday 21 October 2015, 1pm-2pm
Recommended Audience: artists, producers and presenters


SEPTEMBER

Working with Schools

With Education Manager, Naomi Russell and Artistic Director, Ross Balbuziente, shake & stir theatre co

If developing a schools audience is on your agenda sign up for this session to understand the intricacies involved in working with schools. Consider timelines, communication channels and essential education resources in this webinar with shake & stir theatre co's Education Manager, Naomi Russell and Artistic Director, Ross Balbuziente. shake & stir's main stage productions continue to attract significant schools audiences across the country and in 2016 they will celebrate ten years of in-schools touring.  Tune in to hear about the shake & stir experience and how both producers and presenters can work together to develop strong relationships with schools leading to improved engagement and attendance.

This webinar was held in the past however you can still view the discussion - catch up here.

Thursday 10 September 2015, 1pm-1.45pm
Recommended Audience: artists, producers and presenters


AUGUST

Contract Basics

With Lawyer and Musician Giovanni Porta

If your eyes begin to glaze over at the first mention of contracts or reading endless pages of highfalutin legal speak scares the pants off you, then you better sign up for this session. Contracts are an essential part of doing business in the touring industry – you can’t escape them. Understanding the basics helps ensure your agreements are legally sound and you're suitably protected. Giovanni Porta is a solicitor and partner at Porta Lawyers as well as a musician with a keen interest in Paul Kelly. In this webinar, Giovanni takes us through some important basics of contracts and what options are available to you if something goes wrong.

This webinar was held in the past however you can still view the discussion - catch up here.

Tuesday 11 August 2015, 1pm-1.45pm
Recommended Audience: artists and producers


JULY

Negotiating your sell-off fee

With Deb Suckling, BEMAC and Robert Kronk, debase productions

Building a tour involves lots of negotiations. Striking that balance between getting paid properly and being affordable to a variety of presenters relies on patience, understanding and a good dose of creativity. How do you figure out what to charge? What different approaches should you consider? Seasoned producers, Deb Suckling from Sugarrush Records and Robert Kronk from debase productions share their experiences and suggestions for getting the deal right and making the bottom line work for your tour.

This webinar was held in the past however you can still view the discussion - catch up here.

Thursday 9 July 2015, 1pm-1.45pm
Recommended Audience: artists and producers


JUNE

Introducing online ticketing

with Melissa Western and Tony Freedland, President, Brisbane Jazz Club

The Brisbane Jazz Club introduced an online ticketing platform in 2006 under the direction of the then president Melissa Western. Over the following 3 years the Jazz Club identified several positive outcomes including growth in audience numbers and an increase in younger audiences attending the club. In this session Melissa and Tony will discuss the club’s decision to introduce online ticketing, the process, benefits and challenges.

This webinar was held in the past however you can still view the discussion - catch up here.

Friday 5 June 2015, 1pm-1.45pm
Recommended Audience: Community presenters, small venues, local councils and festivals


 

A quick guide to Little-Lunch Webinars hosted by arTour

 

Our webinars are free to attend. You can listen in and type your questions via the messaging function for our guests to answer on the day.

All you need is a desktop computer or laptop with an internet connection and speakers (or headphones if you are in a shared office environment).

Then complete these three steps

  1. Software - Make sure you have the most current version of Adobe Flash Player which you can download for free here Adobe Flash Player – http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
  2. Register for the webinar using the individual link provided under each webinar above. You will then receive an email with a link direct to the webinar
  3. Log on - On the day use the JOIN NOW link on your registration confirmation email to log on – you will be taken to a holding page which will automatically direct you to the webinar at 1pm when we begin

Please do not access the webinar on your mobile devise (smart phone or tablet) as this will effect the video resolution for all participants in the webinar. If possible, please make arrangements to sign in from a computer so that everyone can enjoy a high quality broadcast.

For more information view this participants guide from our webinar host Flying Arts.

We hope you can join our webinar sessions - we've designed them to go for 45mins at 1-m so you can tune in on your lunch break.

Have you got a suggested webinar topic or speaker? Contact arTour with your idea.