Kylie's CV

ABN: 4604 360 0274

CAREER

Board Member - Inscape Tasmania Inc.

Founding member of Inscape Tas; a philanthropic organisation that supports artists to operate in non-arts and health based environments June 2015 onwards www.inscape.org.au

 

Senior Arts Consultant - Kylie Eastley Consultancy

Dec 2009 - Current

Working as a freelance Curator, Producer & Arts Manager. Detailed information about projects is available at www.kylieeastley.com.au

 

Curator - RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize, 2018

Delivering a statewide art competition for under 30 year old portrait artists and curating the touring of shortlisted entries. My role as Curator with TPP has been since 2014.

 

Consultant - Revising the Huon Valley Arts and Heritage Strategy and Action Plan

Feb - Sept 2018

Working with Michael Gordon from PDF Consultants to deliver a new five year strategy for Huon Valley Council and the broader community.

 

Project Manager – delivering a six-month skill sharing pilot project funded by the Tas Community Fund

Wide Angle Tasmania

Early September 2017 – April 10, 2018

 

Curator & Project Manager - Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery Redevelopment

Providing Project Design, Management & Curatorial services to RACT to redevelop the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery. Establishment of an Exhibition and Residency program, redesign of a 10-room gallery and ongoing Curating of an annual exhibition program.

June 2016 – January 31, 2018

 

Media Coordinator - Moonah Taste of the World – Glenorchy City Council

Invited to join the team five weeks prior to the event to develop a media strategy to promote and profile the MToW.

March 2016

 

Visual Arts Officer Moonah Arts Centre

Responsible for curating, managing and scheduling the Visual Arts Program for the Moonah Arts Centre.

Oct 2015 – April 2016

 

Community Marketing Coordinator Ten Days (Tasmanian International Arts Festival)

Developing community engagement, support and promotion of the state-wide festival.

Nov 2014 – May 2015

 

Community Engagement and Training Design - Health Tasmania (formerly Tas Medicare Local – TML) in partnership with Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania

Community Development Training Development & Delivery to 25 community houses across Tasmania & writing a related Community Development manual

2015 - 2016

 

Communications Manager - Tasmanian Writers Centre

Providing marketing, media and communications to support writing in Tasmania.

Oct 2013 – June 2014

 

Regional Arts Development Officer - Tasmanian Regional Arts

Working as part of the TRA team to promote, support and develop arts and cultural programs in regional Tasmania.

 Oct 2009 – November 2012

 

Project Manager-Social Enterprise - Tasmanian Regional Arts

Undertaking a 3 year Social Enterprise project funded by the Westpac Foundation supporting community arts organizations to develop relevant ventures to attract additional funding to support projects. www.branchingout.blogspot.com.au

April 2009-2012

 

Coordinator, Co-founder, Writer & Editor - WriteResponse.blogspot.com.au

An independent online reviewing blog profiling the arts across the state. This is a volunteer position with funding sourced to support writers to attend festivals and events.

 May 2009 - Current

 

Research Associate - University of Tasmania

Author of Tasmanian Social Enterprises; Capturing their Stories 2012 and Co-author of the Tasmanian Social Enterprise Study and Report 2011 with the Institute for Regional Development, UTAS.

Dec 2009 - 2012

 

Freelance writer - Independent Publishers

Writing for Enterprise Tasmania, Feast magazine & Strata Press and other publications within Tasmania.

Nov 2010 - 2012

 

Film Distribution Consultant - Big hART Inc.

Identifying International, National & Local Film Festival & distribution avenues. Development of a media/marketing package & associated material. www.bighart.org

14 October 2008 - Feb 2009

 

External Assessor - Screen Tasmania

Working as a freelance consultant to assess funding applications through the Screen Tasmania grants program.

August 2008 - Current

 

Community Development Coordinator - Derwent Valley Community House           

Community House manager; Developing & implementing relevant community projects such as ArtHouse an exhibition profiling isolated artists, adult learning programs and community engagement projects.

Nov 2005 - Nov 2008

 

Tasmanian Manager - Creative Producer & National Media & Marketing Manager - Big hART Inc.

Strategic and on the ground role to develop and implement community arts projects with a focus on inclusion, partnerships, skill development, mentoring and sustainability.

2000 - 2005

PUBLISHED PAPERS

CLIENT TESTIMONY - May 2018
As part of developing our new art business, we had engaged a photographer and a graphic designer to help design our branding and some photo media for our website and social media. And though they are all professionals and amazing, we needed someone to make it all come together. Enter Kylie Eastley. She started by providing a detailed quote for what she could do for us and then facilitated a big strategy meeting with my partner Dan and I, our graphic designer and photographer so that we could all get on the same page about what our business and branding looked like.

It was such a great (although exhausting!) meeting over several hours and resulted in a clear picture starting to take shape of our brand, our products and services, and how we market it. Kylie followed up that evening and within 24 hours of finishing she’d sent me a transcript of all our notes from the day, a list of actions for me to follow up on, and what our next steps would be as we continued to work together. As we are developing the business while also working on a major public art project, this session was a huge investment of our time but ultimately worthwhile for the clarity and focus we now have.

Kylie brought her extensive experience both in the arts sector and as a self employed freelance creative to this project which are invaluable to anyone who is trying to forge a successful career as a self employed artist. She has walked the path herself so she understands exactly the challenges and hurdles that can crop up. Plus she is a positive and encouraging facilitator who kept everything moving in the right direction and asked probing questions to help us define our brand, products, and services.

I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone at any stage of their art career. Whether you need help working out where to start putting yourself out there, or need a provocateur to push you through to a new stage of your practice, or just need someone to bounce ideas off if you’re not sure whether they will even work, Kylie can help you. We will definitely continue to work with her after development and launch of our business for all these reasons and more! Love your work!!
  • Author of Community Development Project Management Training & Manual 2015
  • Author of Learning from Branching Out; An Exploration of social enterprise in the Tasmanian Arts Sector Feb 2013
  • Author of Tasmanian Social Enterprises; Capturing their Stories 2012. A publication produced with the support of the Institute for Regional Development, UTAS.
  • Co-author of the Tasmanian Social Enterprise Study 2011 a UTAS and Tasmania Government initiative mapping social enterprise in Tasmania.
  • Co-author of the Tasmanian Crime Prevention & Community Safety Directory–a 1st for the state launched by the Minister for Justice–1998

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Wilderness Gallery awarded joint winner, along with the Apt Railway, of the Cradle Coast Regional Tourism Awards for Visitor Experience
  • Judging for the Tasmanian Art Society Awards 2017
  • Judging for the Royal Hobart Show Art Prize 2017
  • Judging for the Tasmanian Media Awards 2017 & 2018
  • Nominated for the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award, 2016
  • Judging panel for Kingborough Art Prize 2016
  • Creative Producer/Director– Tarkine in Motion – Festival of Voices July 2015
  • Social Enterprise Scholarship recipient to undertake the Tasmanian Leaders Program 2013
  • Reviewer at the Sydney Biennale 2012
  • AbaF (Creative Partnerships) Good Practice Recognition 2011 – awarded for pro bono work with individual artists
  • Presenter at the Volunteering Tasmania Conference in Hobart, Tasmania May 2011.
  • International blogger for The Huffington Post reporting on the Social Enterprise World Forum, San Francisco April 2010. One of two chosen to travel to the US to cover the event.
  • JUNCTION 2010 Regional Arts Australia Conference - presenter
  • Producer-ARTHOUSE 2007-showcasing Derwent Valley painters & photographers
  • Script writer–Bronze Medal entry for International LivCom Awards in Barcelona, Spain for Derwent Valley Council presentation
  • Producer-Blues & Art Sale 2005-curated, promoted & managed works by 29 artists
  • Creative Producer-Big hART’s Radio Holiday project & media, marketing, PR & production support for the Ten Days on the Island 2005 performance
  • Publicist-Melbourne Festival 2005-Radio Holiday
  • Publicist & Production support-Sydney Opera House show–kNOT@Home 2004
  • Publicist & Production support-International Federation for the Teaching of English Conference-kNOT@Home 2004
  • Publicist & Director support to Scott Rankin -Beasty Grrrl in Ten Days on the Island – 2005
  • Commendation at the World Town Planning Day Awards – Community Safety Kit – Glenorchy City Council 1997
  • Co-author on the 1st Tasmanian Crime Prevention & Community Safety Directory-launched by the Minister for Justice 1998

EDUCATION & TRAINING:

  • Certificate IV in Arts Administration–Academy of the Arts 2008   
  • Wide Angle Camera Operators Course–2007
  • University of Tasmania, School of Fine Arts     Feb 1995-Dec 1996

 REFEREES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST