MONTHLY MEETUPS – regular creative conversations

  • All activities are free except for training (see event listing for pricing)
  • Every participant is encouraged to be a current member of Arts Nexus to support our ongoing program
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What’s on Guide December

Into Culture  Every Monday 2.30-4pm

Every Monday we discuss what’s on and plans to attend events so we can get into culture.  Together we attend cultural events like theatre, dance, art and music and enjoy life in Cairns.  Everyone is welcome but especially visitors from different countries around the world.

  • opportunities to meet people and find out what’s going on in Cairns.
  • each week is different
  • Connect with local arts groups, volunteer or find out how you can participate.

Tech Tuesday  Each Tuesday from 1-5pm

The Lab Doctor is in to work through any Tech thoughts, opportunities or problems you wish to raise.  Get some fresh thinking into what you are doing. Drop in and join the conversation for your tech check up!

App Club  Every Tuesday from 5-6pm

App Club is where we pick one app per month (like a book club), agree to take it home and try it out.  We will then return the following week to review and discuss.  Bring your favourite app to share with others.

Cairns FilmMakers Club  First Monday 6-8pm

This month we are aiming to do some hand held film making on the fly!  We will use the video technology on our smartphones to take live footage of a real live event.   “Get a Move On” dance group  finishes up that night and they will dance out of CoCA while we try some angles and different perspectives on capturing live footage for a record for the dancers.  All welcome whatever your level of experience.

#SMMN – Social Media Managers Network  First Tuesday 6-8pm

This month it’s LIVE STREAMING with Leanne Peard –

In the last Social Media Managers Network of the year, we’re out to learn LIVE STREAMING!  It’s a networked workshop about how to livestream your conversation or event. Melissa Robertson and Avril Duck will attempt some livestreaming with Leanne Peard – and you too, if you’re watching (either online or from our pop-up creative co-working production hub)!

Cultural Leaders Essay Club  Second Monday 6-8pm

An opportunity for cultural leaders and those interested in the founding principals of practitioners and effective frameworks. Read and discuss essays from the contemporary arts and cultural sphere.  Analyse current arts issues and debates with peers.

Arts & Health-Wellbeing NQ Network 2017   Second Tuesday 6-8pm

This month we will put our finger on the pulse of what is happening in the arts/health nexus across Australia.  Learn more about The Institute of Creative Health and other groups around the country who are resourcing the sector.  Find out how you can join a growing network of practitioners, therapists, artists and arts workers who understand the intrinsic and specific benefits of the arts for individuals, communities and society.

NexUP  Second Wednesday 5-7pm

Calling all Nexers – Dexers – Burners!  Inviting the communities of Arts Nexus, Creative technicians (Dex) and Burning Man Festival, to celebrate.  It’s been a huge year for Arts Nexus. We have been up and running with a dynamic program of activities and training.  So many people have connected – so let’s be social, informal and celebrate the end of the year with our friends at Elixir Tapas Bar – our generous venue partners.


Toolbox Training Series

Expand your business toolkit.  Industry specialists lead dynamic training sessions with the aim of learning practical skills and whetting your appetite for the business side of your practice.

8th and 9th December – Port Douglas