If your interested in getting involved in existing urban art projects, or wanting to start your own, see below for some leads.
Found something that has really helped you? Email us and we will add it to this page.
How to get involved
Keep an eye on our News page or join our Facebook group - if we hear of any upcoming workshops, exhibitions etc we will let you know!
Creative Crops is your number one place to find out about upcoming Opportunities for the WA creative sector. It's free to join up and receive weekly email updates. You can also list your business and events on the website.
Legal Painting Spots
86 Youth Centre Cambridge
Swan City Youth Services
Tha House, Denmark
Cockburn Youth Centre
City of Melville
Bassendean Youth Services
Town of Kwinana
Legal Walls - Hornsby
Ways Youth Centre - Bondi
You must talk to the staff at each location prior to painting. Some places offer year round painting spots, others may have certain programs throughout the year where walls can be painted. In most cases you will need to show them a design and they will allocate you a place to paint.
Urban Art Workshops
Right to Write - Rockingham PCYC
Phaze - City of Melville
Swan City Youth Service - Midland
The Yard - Northbridge
Synergy Youth Centre - Lane Cove
How to get your own project off the ground
Got a great idea? Need a little help?
You local council's youth services may also be able to assist.
Need tips on turn your arts practice into a business? Find some useful resources below.
Think we are missing something? Found something you think might help others? Email us and we will add it to this page.
CAN WA - Community Artist List
How Much to Charge?
This is a tricky one, and there is no one answer that will suit all! One resource we have found which can be a good starting point is www.visualarts.net.au, who publish 'award' rates for artists. It's a good way to measure what others are charging, and a great way to justify your rates to potential employers.
Sit down and brainstorm all the costs associated with it - design time, travel costs, materials, wages, insurances, equipment hire to get a thorough understanding about how much it is really costing you.
Do I need an ABN?
If you're serious about getting paid work you will need to apply for an Australian Business Number (ABN). To see if you're ready use the Australian Taxation Office's ABN Entitlement Tool.
If the tool says your not ready for an ABN yet, but your clients are asking you for invoices, you can use the Statement by a Supplier Form to explain to them why you don't have an ABN.
To read more about starting your own business visit www.business.gov.au or www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au
In many circumstances organisations you are working with will require you to have Public Liability (PL) Insurance. PL Insurance protects you up to a stated limit if a third party sues you for personal injury, including death, or damage to property, as a result of an occurrence in connection with your business.
*Tip: Art Source's Max Package and Form's Practitioner's Membership both include affordable PL insurance along with other member benefits
Working with Children
Many Urban Art jobs will require you to work with children. The Working with Children Check (WWC Check) is a compulsory criminal check for many people who work with children under the age of 18 in WA. To apply visit www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au
Occupation Safety and Health
Codes of Practice : Spray Painting (.pdf)
New Enterprise Incentives Scheme
Your local council may also offer funding for community projects.
Forms and Templates
Invoice Guide (.pdf) - a guide to formatting invoices