Who has made this Festival?
To engage the local community in Art & Industry, Donna Jackson ran Lion Taming Your Arts Project, a series of community workshops with a range of artists and arts facilitators.
Lion Taming immersed locals, ranging from the very experienced to newcomers, in devising their own projects from the ground up. Over 10 projects were developed this way. This arts training program took place in a variety of art spaces across the region. Each week, participants explored different aspects of arts project management such as project aims, individual job descriptions, budgeting, timelines, marketing and health and safety management. At the conclusion participants were offered an opportunity to complete a project plan. This plan would lead to paid employment or mentoring on a project within the Festival.
Donna also partnered with local schools, businesses and artists to create events that highlight the importance of local industries.