Self Producing with Carl Sciberras (Bristol)

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Carl Sciberras Carl Sciberras

Australian Artist and Producer-Carl Sciberras leads an in-conversation with local creatives to talk about his experience self-producing work.

Throughout his relatively short (8 year) professional career so-far, Carl has formed two successful creative enterprises, produced his own independent projects and work for other independent artists, developed a range of partnerships with venues, organisations and networks nationally, and raised in that time ~$750,000 to develop and present a range of works vast in scale.
Carl’s approach and perspective comes from that of an artist and a producer, having developed a range of skills that he is keen to share with peer artists wanting to up-skill in self producing.

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This session will be an opportunity to hear from Carl about his approach to project planning and delivery, this will include:

1. Using program logic as a tool to map, plan and evaluate projects

2. Lean start-up methodology: a guide for innovating in project management, embedding evaluation at the centre of your work to learn and adapt

3. Practical skills in project management including basic budgeting, timeline and risk management planning

4. Stakeholder management

5. Basic marketing processes – segmenting, targeting and positioning

Carl will use a case study approach, using his own projects as an exemplar for how these methods are applied in practice.

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More about Carl

Carl Sciberras is a dancer, choreographer, teacher and independent producer from Sydney. Carl has a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Writing and Cultural Studies) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and the University of Technology Sydney respectively. Carl is currently on the Board of Riverside Theatres in Parramatta and is studying a Master of Fine Arts in Cultural Leadership at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts.

In 2017 Carl was a participant in the Australia Council’s Future Leaders Program, in 2016 was awarded the City of Parramatta’s Creative Fellowship and in 2018 was presented a Highly Commended Award by the City of Parramatta’s Australia Day Awards Committee for his contribution to the arts in the region. Carl co-founded Flatline, a visual art and dance collaboration that creates performance, installation and art works that have been presented internationally, most recently in Malta as part of the Malta International Arts Festival, but also in festivals and biennials across Australia and Asia; and Dance Makers Collective, a Sydney-based dance company formed in 2012 whose show DADS was shortlisted for the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance and is undertaking a national regional tour of Australia in September 2020.

Carl’s works have appeared at PACT Centre for Emerging Artists (2015), Metro Arts (2015), Riverside Theatres (2017, 2014, 2013), First Draft (2015), Art Est (2014), The National Centre for Drawing (2013), BEAMS Festival (2015, 2014, 2013), White Night Melbourne (2014), Home Brew Festival (2012) and Sydney Fringe Festival (2012). From 2012-2015, Carl worked as the Marketing, Program and Education Coordinator at FORM Dance Projects where he ran Sharp Short Dance and Fast+Fresh Dance Festivals. Carl has also worked in administrative and management positions for Legs On The Wall (2018) and Ausdance NSW (2012), as well as a performer with Force Majeure and for a range of independent artists. Carl has also worked on projects in production roles for artists such as Craig Bary and Vicki Van Hout. Carl lectures at the Australian College of Physical Education and casually at other tertiary dance courses such as Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Carl is a peer assessor at the Australia Council for the Arts, the federal arts funding agency in Australia, having sat on a range of panels assessing funding applications awarded to artists and organisations nationally.

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