Canberra Arts Freelancers is useful to both arts jobseekers and employers looking for talent.
Arts jobseekers in Canberra can create an account and upload your CV as a PDF. Notifications can be set up so you can receive an email when jobs become listed in the category(ies) of your choice. Then you can bid on the job for the amount you wish to be paid for that particular job. This could be a one off payment which is usually for a fixed number of maximum hours that you estimate you can do it in, or a per hour rate. Please make sure you put any income you make onto your tax return, either using a business ABN sole trader, or as other income.
Short film makers now have a source for actors and dancers in Canberra they can use in their films. Register as an employer for free, and later upgrade to a paid package to be able to post jobs. However the free package as at January 2013, allows full posting privileges to employers, while the website is becoming more widely used in Canberra.
Directors and organisers of theatre, dance and music performances now have a source they can use for arts practitioners to join their project and make it a success.
Ever wanted to be in a band? Why not hire some musicians to play with, whether it is just at home to practice or in a public performance. They will let you know, if you ask, what sounds good and what works and what does not.
Canberra Arts Freelancers is a website to increase the employment of arts practitioners and make them within reach of employers who are ordinary people looking to employ them, whether it is just a small low budget project (e.g. $100) or a greater budget project, there is someone willing to work for you.