Doing it your way

Creative Plus Business is a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. We are industry specialists focussed on the diverse needs of a broad range of creative stakeholders. We’ve been sharing practical knowledge and experience through a range of services and online products since 2015.

Our clients include practitioners from every arts profession and organisations that service the creative industries in a wide variety of ways. We also work with all levels of experience, from curious hobbyists to arts graduates, solo freelancers to small teams of arts entrepreneurs, as well as educational institutions, not-for-profits, councils, and larger creative companies.

Man learning at a bespoke program for creative people with Creative Plus Business
Workshop Graduates with Creative Plus Business

Our programs help creatives to build their professional skills, improve confidence, increase their capacity, and embrace the positive impact of adding entrepreneurialism to their creative practice.

Since our inception, the team at Creative Plus Business has worked with hundreds of clients and thousands of individual practitioners to help them fully realise the benefits of becoming better at business. Learn more about our values, vision and mission here. 

Our Bespoke Programs

We work across the whole of the creative industries, including:

advertising and marketing

architecture and built landscapes

design in all its forms, from graphics to fashion to interpretation

film, television, online media and screen

radio and podcasting

music performance and composition

performing arts of all kinds

creative aspects of software development and interactive content

writing, publishing and print media

visual arts, crafts and making

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EDUCATION

Creative practitioners who want to be self-employed – and arts organisations that need to improve their capacity and diversify their income – need tailored business training in order
to learn more about business. Find out more…

Advice from Monica Davidson Creative Plus Business

ADVICE

Creative practitioners flourish when they have access to one-on-one advice, and mentoring about the intricate issues of business. The Creative Plus Business advisory programs allow creatives and arts organisations to ask hard questions, work through challenges and access advice in a confidential and supportive environment. Read on…

Consultancy with Creative Plus Business

CONSULTANCY

The team at Creative Plus Business have provided expert consultancy to a range of government agencies and educational institutions to help them connect their programs to the practical and real-world needs of professional creatives. Learn more…

Charrettes workshop with Creative Plus Business

CHARRETTES

Creative Plus Business are expert facilitators of the collaborative, and practical workshop format known as a charrette. This intensive and formulaic approach to problem solving and design thinking is designed to help large groups work through challenges and reach a shared vision for an idea, a plan, a strategy or a creative project, in as little
a time as possible. Tell me more…

Business and strategic planning event with arts organisation

BUSINESS & STRATEGIC PLANNING

Creative Plus Business has extensive experience in helping our clients to draft, improve, and complete their business and strategic plans, whether for internal guidance or for grant applications and funding approvals. Get more info…

Online training for arts organisations with Creative Plus Business

ONLINE

We have the skills and experience to create and deliver engaging, practical, and accessible online programs of any size and length. We have created online programs for clients such as Screen NSW and the Equity Foundation, using a combination of delivery platforms including Zoom, Google Hangouts, Classroom and Crowdcast. Tell me more…

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Bespoke Packages 

Creative Plus Business offers a diverse collection of methods for creative practitioners and arts organisations as they develop their business, financial and marketing skills.

Some of our amazing clients include: