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. We have been working with the city since 2015 to help small to medium creative enterprises take the next step into business success.
In that time we have facilitated all of our advisory programs to a range of clients, including Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, Alaska Projects, Mod Productions, East Side Radio, Milk Crate Theatre, Australian Centre for Photography, PACT Theatre, VibeWire, Cobbstar Productions and Spunky Bruiser.
When surveyed, 100% of the participants rated the quality of the advisory program as very high, and all felt that it met their business needs. Many have continued as private clients to continue their work through the GROW program.