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Enacting Ideas through arts-led innovation.


The Ideas Distillery is a producer of arts-led solutions.  Shelley is highly skilled in listening to issues and ideas and distilling project ideas that produce the desired outcomes of key stakeholders.  Shelley can develop, resource and manage your projects or drop in and out of your project at any point where the support is needed.

Image: Launch of "My Big Bear Story" 2014, produced by Shelley Pisani for Creative Regions Ltd with author Cherie Curtis and illustrator Jacqueline Read.  Paul Beutel Photography

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Shelley's studies and experience include gallery and museum practice.  Shelley managed a regional gallery for 8 years and has continued to produce exhibitions and visual arts projects as part of Creative Regions.  Public art is another area that Shelley has a depth of experience in from planning through to implementation.

Image: Opening night of #tagandrelease, October 2016 as part of the Crush Festival, produced by Shelley Pisani for Creative Regions in partnership with Flying Arts Alliance.  Paul Beutel Photography


The Ideas Distillery is passionate about seeing creative industries grow.  Shelley can offer mentoring and a range of workshops to assist the arts sector to build skills and capacity.

Image: Facilitating a Bundaberg Arts Network workshop in Producing Community Arts Projects, 2017

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The Ideas Distillery believes in activating public and community spaces through the arts.  Creative thinking, artist-centred solutions and a willingness to take calculated risk can lead to positive community engagement in under-utilised spaces or reimagining of the use of places.

Image: Take it to the Streets project, March 2014, installation by Marlies Oakley, project produced by Shelley Pisani for Creative Regions. Paul Beutel Photography


Shelley has managed and programmed everything from large-scale destination events to small-scale community engaged events.  The Ideas Distillery can put a creative spin on the programming of your event or festival.

Image: Ergon Energy Crush Block Party, October 2018, Crush Festival for Creative Regions. Paul Beutel Photography

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Shelley has a solid track record in obtaining funding for arts projects.  Shelley has managed funding programs and been a peer assessor at local, state and federal funding levels.  As part of the project planning process, Shelley can help find the fundings, sponsorship and partnerships needed to deliver great outcomes.

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