The aerie creative ecology professional development program in Burrinja’s studios will provide a unique platform for creatives in the Dandenong Ranges for skill development, networking and exchange. Burrinja will deliver a dedicated artist support program to develop sustainable arts careers and practices including strategies in business, marketing and digital capacities.

The program commences with a strategic workshop with Burrinja’s Cultural Development Producer. In this workshop you will discuss your creative directions, your current needs and your future dreams. You will then create 1-3 goals to achieve (with the support of aerie) during your year of aerie membership. If you miss this workshop, you can book in a one-on-one session with the Cultural Development Producer, to ensure you start off on the right foot.

This program is FREE for all aerie members thanks to the support of Creative Victoria.

All aspects of the program require bookings and are offered on a first in basis. To ensure that you do not miss an upcoming opportunity please join the mailing list.


The aerie experts in residence will see industry professionals available for a one on one conversations about your creative practice. There will be a different expert once a month throughout the 2021-22 financial year. You can book a twenty minute conversation during each residency, but be quick as bookings are taken on a first in basis.

The 2021-22 program will focus on three aspects:

  • The Curatorial Process
  • Art and Money
  • Creative Collaborations


Here’s the schedule of experts (exact dates will be confirmed closer to the time, please click the UP COMING button for more information).

The Curatorial Process

August 2021 – TJ Bateson, curator, Tacit Gallery

September 2021 – Eliza Tierman, exhibitions and programs, Craft Victoria

October 2021 – Stacie Piper, First Nations curator – Yalingwa, Tarrawarra Museum of Art

Art and Money

January 2022 – Dominic Taranto, Red Bubble

February 2022 – Emma Jennings, Emma Jennings Gallery (Olinda)

March 2022 – Jeremy Wortsman, Founder & Managing Director, Jacky Winter Group

April 2022 – Debby Maziarz, Debby Maziarz Productions

Creative Collaborations

May 2022 – Dan Goronszy, artist

June 2022 – Jeremy Angerson, Belgrave Traders

July 2022 – Liz Zito, Director of Partnerships, Regional Arts Victoria

Find out more about who is the up coming expert in residence


The aerie professional development program will provide monthly workshops for artists. These workshops will aim to develop artists strategic skills in arts business, marketing and more.

For more information about upcoming workshops, please click the UP COMING button. Places are limited and will be offered on a first in basis.

Here is the 2021 – 2022 program:

August 2021: It Starts Here – Taking your art to the next level with Burrinja’s Cultural Development Producer

September 2021: Self care for artists with The Arts Wellbeing Collective

October 2021: Writing about your art/practice for promotion with Writers Victoria

November 2021: The power of the image with Brent Lukey

December 2021: Break for Christmas (check in with your strategic and creative goals)

January 2022: It Starts Here – Taking your art to the next level with Burrinja’s Cultural Development Producer (for those that missed the first one)

February 2022 – Using social media with Burrinja Marketing Manager

March 2022 – Cultural Tourism with Yarra Ranges Tourism

April 2022 – Grant writing 101 with Burrinja Cultural Development Producer

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