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PIVOT: Passion To Practice

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Immerse yourself in a day of inspiration and transformation at PIVOT: Passion to Practice, a one-day conference crafted to empower and upskill young and emerging artists and arts workers. Presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, the event will take place on Saturday, 2nd December 2023, at The Platform in East Perth, from 9am to 5pm.

Learn from seasoned multiform artists and arts industry professionals in a full-day program of thought-provoking panels, enlightening keynote speeches, interactive discussions, and invaluable networking opportunities. You'll not only learn how to translate your passion into practice but also construct the blueprint for establishing your own presence in the industry and setting the course for a sustainable creative career.

If you are aged 16 to 30 and are an emerging creative, artist, arts manager, or if you are an emerging practitioner within the first five years of your career, PIVOT: Passion to Practice is for you. This year’s program connects you with some of the best and brightest in WA’s arts landscape and lets you interact with speakers with a broad range of professional and lived experiences.

You will meet Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa (writer, performer, producer, and Executive Director at The Blue Room Theatre), Flewnt (award-winning Noongar and Wongi hip-hop artist and activist), Laura Boynes (independent dance artist, choreographer and disability arts worker), Nirrimi Firebrace (multifaceted artist and photographer who’s worked with brands such as Netflix and Sony), and Tyrown Waigana (Wandandi Noongar and Ait Koedal graphic designer, illustrator and sculptor). Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights and advice from these amazing artists and many others too.

Light refreshments will be provided and attendees will receive a complimentary event day goodie bag packed with resources and stationery on the day, plus exclusive early-bird access to Propel's newest resource hub, the PIVOT Digital Toolkit (PDT), which will then be launched as a resource for all Propel Youth Arts WA members in early 2024.

As 2023 draws to a close, PIVOT: Passion to Practice arms you with the resources and connections necessary to step confidently into the new year, prepared to nurture your creative pursuits.

Transform your artistic career with this opportunity to ignite your creative spirit, upskill within your field, and connect with fellow practitioners and producers who share your unwavering passion for the arts.


Venue capacity is limited, so secure your spot as soon as you can.
Tickets now open! Prices are as follows:

EARLY BIRD (24 October to 6 November 2023)
Member Price: $35 
Public Price: $49

STANDARD (7 November to 20 November 2023)
Member Price: $45 
Public Price: $59

LAST GRABS (21 November to 25 November 2023)
Member Price: $55 
Public Price: $69

Here is how to use your members code:
Depending on the date of your purchase, type:
" EB_ " for Early Bird (valid 24 Oct - 6 Nov) 
" ST_ " for Standard (valid 7 Nov - 20 Nov) 
" LG_ " for Last Grabs (valid 21 Nov - 25 Nov) 

followed by your members code at checkout.
Your code should look something like " EB_members code "


What to expect:

  • Engage in 6 keynote and panel sessions with 13 industry professionals and gain valuable knowledge from their experiences in the WA arts sector.
  • Discussions & Sharing: Dive deep into conversations about how to do things in WA and uncover opportunities within the local arts industry.
  • Connecting & Networking: Connect with other Artists, Arts Workers and potential collaborators.

*Attendees will receive a complimentary event day Goodie Bag + Free Coffee and Refreshments. PLUS exclusive first access to Propel's brand-new digital resource hub, the PIVOT Digital Toolkit (PDT) that is set to launch publicly in 2024.

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PIVOT is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA and funded by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest, and METRONET.

Propel Youth Arts WA is committed to making our events accessible to all who wish to attend. Propel has a NOTAFLOF (No One Turned Away For Lack of Funds) policy. Please contact us if you would like to discuss NOTAFLOF options available to you. If you have specific access requirements, please contact the Propel team at or call us on 08 9328 5855 to discuss how we can facilitate you attending a PIVOT event.

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