MONTHLY MEETUPS – regular creative conversations

  • All activities are free.  
  • Every participant is encouraged to be a current member of Arts Nexus to support our ongoing program

DESCRIPTIONS: short summary of what each creative conversation is about.  Bring your ideas to share.  Hear examples of how others are achieving their creative ideas.

Into Culture  Every Monday 2.30-4pm

All welcome but especially visitors from different countries around the world.  Every Monday we discuss what’s on and plans to attend events so we can get into culture.  Together we will attend cultural events like theatre, dance, art and music and enjoy life in Cairns.  An opportunity to meet people and learn about the local culture.

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  Each 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

Watch inspiring short films together then discuss them with a group of those interested in the art of filmmaking.  A monthly gathering to keep on the pulse of the dynamic film making sector in Cairns.  You don’t need to be a filmmaker to be interested in filmmaking!

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

Mission – Decode, Decide and Deliver Results in business.  Each month a new topic, hosted by Leanne Peard from  “My passion for helping others has lead to my ultimate career as a Social Media Trainer and Social Media Business Coach. I enjoy helping small business owners set their goals and achieve financial success with social media and navigate the busy world of online marketing.”

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.

culture eats strategy for lunch’

Like a book club,  people will be sent in advance essays written by Australian Cultural Leaders.  Our first series is based on the essays in “Cultural Solutions”  by Griffith Review in 2014.  Discussions take place, inspired by the essay and around arts practice and some of the founding principals of this work. An insight into practice, purpose and programs.  Case studies to inspire us and a network to share ideas with.  Our own cultural leaders getting together with peers and talking about current issues.

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

Practitioners in any artform or health area who would like to explore the intersection of Arts, Health and Wellbeing.  Open discussions, specialist talks, conversation groups, networking, ideas, connections, pod casting, sharing best practice models and examples.

NexUP  Second Wednesday 5-7pm

Calling all Nexers – Dexers – Burners!  Inviting the communities of Arts Nexus, Creative technicians (Dex) and Burning Man Festival goes to a monthly meet and greet with working artistes, festival attendees and creative techno geeks. Discussions on the latest in Art, Technology, creativity in Tropical North Queensland and possible collaborations.


Networking with Purpose EVENTS

Explore themes that impact on arts, culture and creative industries across FNQ.  Creative conversations to inspire us and reveal our cultural leaders, where they came from, their journeys and gems from their experiences to keep us on the path.

Toolbox Training Series WORKSHOPS

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.


EVENTS coming up