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.
Creative Plus Business created and facilitated a one day workshop that focussed on addressing the challenges faced by women re-entering the screen industry, followed by individual advisory services for each participant. During each workshop, a psychologist was present to assist the women with the more difficult personal challenges, and children were welcome as child care was provided.
Making It Possible provided a holistic approach to personal, career and creative advice, through an empathetic and realistic approach to training and support. We successfully delivered the program and advisory services in Sydney, Penrith, Byron Bay, Bega, Dubbo and Adelaide to 95 women.
“The South Australian Film Commission has long been committed to promoting and encouraging greater participation of women within South Australia’s screen sector at every stage of their career. We are proud to support the Making it Possible Program as one of the inaugural recipients of our new Industry Development funding.”
Satu Teppo, SAFC Head of Industry Development, Partnerships and Engagement (2019)