Project Doctor

with Jami Bladel

Do you have an idea for an arts or cultural project you've always wanted to do?  This is the session for you!


10AM - 4PM

Individuals: $55 / $41

Organisations: $165 (2ppl)

Join us for a rare opportunity to learn from the successes, failures, learnings and challenges of the Kickstart Arts CEO, who has been working in the arts for the past 3 decades. 


Over this time, a wealth of experiences and knowledge has been acquired across a multitude of art forms, involving people from all backgrounds and experiences.  Experience includes community and cultural development, arts and health outcomes, political activism, theatre making, script writing, venue management, leadership, grant writing, lobbying local, state and national government, and many more.

Bring along a project idea, get feedback, discuss its merits and find out how to get it off the ground. 

This will be a big day filled with lots of information, networking opportunities, sharing feedback and tips for writing grants.

Scholarship places are available for low income earners with great ideas. Email us to find out more.


  • feedback on your vision and workshopping of the idea 

  • learn about different ways to get funding and some tips for grant writing

  • Walk away with a clearer idea of the next steps to take your project to fruition

  • meet like minded people and engage in supportive group discussions with peers


  • A project idea you would like to actualise

  • Any notes or images related to your idea

  • Pen and notebook


Please book via the ticketing system below so that we know you are coming.



Jami Bladel has been the Artistic Director and CEO of Kickstart Arts since 2006. In her over 30 years of professional practice in the arts, Jami has developed and directed over 40 creative projects across a range of art forms and is a regular contributor to arts and social policy development sitting on reference groups and advisory councils at the federal, state and local government levels.


As a CEO Jami has a 92% success rate in winning grants and is well known for her problem solving and strategic planning ability.


Book now!