CASE STUDIES

Need proof that what we do actually works?

 We’re experts in the realm of creative business and we’ve helped thousands of individual and organisational clients solve the most puzzling business predicaments. From helping emerging practitioners start-up, through to managing multimillion-dollar government contracts, we’ve seen and solved just about every challenge imaginable with our pragmatic, empathetic and client-centred approach.

But, don’t take our word for it. We’ve collated a bunch of case studies to illustrate the impact our educational and advisory services have had on our clients. The proof is in the pudding.

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Campbelltown Arts Centre – Business and Strategic Planning

Campbelltown Arts Centre – Business and Strategic Planning

Campbelltown Arts Centre is a cultural facility of Campbelltown City Council and creates a secure platform for communities and artists to take risks, challenge perceptions, confront issues and raise questions. In 2019 Mouna Zaylah, C-A-C Business Coordinator, asked Creative Plus Business to facilitate three business and strategic planning days with director Michael D’Agostino, curators, producers, facilitators and all staff – a feat never accomplished before. ...
Grafton Regional Gallery – Regional Development and Funding

Grafton Regional Gallery – Regional Development and Funding

Creative Plus Business was engaged by creative consultant Kenneth D. Crouch to provide a charrette as part of an overall business and strategic plan for Grafton Regional Gallery in 2017. The charrette was designed to engage with as many of the Gallery’s stakeholders as possible, to discuss the challenges of engaging the local community and government; marketing and promotion; discoverability; and revenue generation. The purpose of the plan was to provide a business case for further expansion of the Gallery, for submission to the Regional Cultural Fund and Office of Local Government....
Charles Sturt University – Educational Consultancy

Charles Sturt University – Educational Consultancy

In 2020 Dr James Farley engaged Creative Plus Business to help create an educational program for the School of Communication and Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University. Our focus was to help the University include both academic and practical elements into the program so that students could develop their own business plans and formulate realistic career trajectories on completion of their creative industries studies. The emphasis was on providing students with a clear understanding of the ‘real world’ of freelancing and the gig economy that they would be graduating into....
City of Sydney Creative Spaces – In-House Advisory Programs

City of Sydney Creative Spaces – In-House Advisory Programs

The City of Sydney owns a number of properties that are suited to people working in creative industries, and offer short and long-term programs that provide affordable studios or workspaces to local creatives. In addition to subsidised rent, the City commissioned Creative Plus Business to offer advisory services to tenants in those spaces to help them build their creative businesses to the next stage of development....
NSW Business Connect – Expert Advisory Services

NSW Business Connect – Expert Advisory Services

Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help participants to start or grow a small business. Creative Plus Business provides confidential, independent business advice and skills training for small and medium businesses in creative industries across as part of the NSW Government’s Business Connect program. We were the only specialist providers working in creative industry in any of Australia’s government funded small business programs. ...
Making It Possible – Workshop and Advisory Program Package

Making It Possible – Workshop and Advisory Program Package

In 2018 and 2019 Creative Plus Business teamed with Women In Film and Television (WIFT) and Screenworks to deliver Making It Possible, a program specifically designed to address the needs of women returning to work in the screen industry after a career break due to caring responsibilities. The program was supported by funding from Women NSW, South Australian Film Corporation and Create NSW....
Wide Angle Tasmania – Screen Entrepreneurs Package

Wide Angle Tasmania – Screen Entrepreneurs Package

Wide Angle Tasmania received funding from the Tasmanian Government to boost the entrepreneurial skills of their local freelance filmmakers. We put together a bespoke program for the organisation, which started with three weekend workshops at their Hobart base. The weekends covered business skills and planning, financial management and marketing, and were attended by over sixty selected participants....
Cultural and Community Development Support

Cultural and Community Development Support

In 2017 the Creative Plus Business team was successful in a bid to work with Lismore City Council to facilitate a one-day Cultural Hub charrette. The Northern Rivers has the highest number of creative practitioners and businesses outside the capital cities, so the objective was to have all stakeholders agree on how Council could establish Lismore as the most significant regional Cultural Hub in Australia....