Auckland artist Aussie James Smith says he and his team have to overcome the problem of a lack of knowledge about how to produce an artist-driven development network.
Auckland artist James Smith has developed a community-led artist development network and is now running a fundraiser to help build it.
The community-based network was designed to help artists, creatives and others develop the skills they need to be successful as artists, creators and others in the city.
“I have had a great experience of creating this network in the past and we have been very supportive of it and I want to continue to be that way,” Smith said.
He is also a member of Auckland’s Artists’ Council.
Smith said it’s not just the artists themselves that need to work together on this.
They need to understand what it takes to get it off the ground.
There are two main components to creating a community development network: the creative community and the business community.
Creative community The creative community will be the one that decides what is a community, and what is not, according to Smith.
If they feel they are creating a vibrant and thriving community they should go ahead and put the resources into it.
That is what they will need to do.
If they are not creating a thriving community, they should put the money into other things.
Business community The business community will need a way of understanding and communicating the benefits of this network to the public, he said.
The organisation will also need to make sure they have an understanding of how to support their own community development.
In a city of more than 1 million people, a lot of people live outside of Auckland.
For example, one Auckland resident said the number of artists in the community was very small compared to the size of the city, with the majority living in the CBD.
That meant there were very few opportunities for people in the creative and business community to work collaboratively to create a network that was inclusive of everyone.
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Smith has been working with Auckland artists to design and develop a community art program.
This will include things like making a community arts festival and providing opportunities for artists to engage with the wider community, including in the arts.
As a volunteer, he is also looking at the needs of the business, such as funding for the artist development.
He said he wanted to get the business on board to support the arts program.
Smith said he also wanted to help the artist community to be more involved in their own development, such an artist and business development.
“We have got to have the community in the room, we have got the business in the meeting, we want to be in the board room, and we want the community to feel like they are part of this.”
Smith will run a fundraiser this week for the creative network and the arts community, which he said is part of a broader push to create more inclusive and community-driven communities.
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