The Creative Industries continue to grow – what does this boom mean for individual creatives, and how can we make the most of this new economic power?
Since 2008, there has been growth of 2% p.a in the number of businesses operating in the creative industries, and the sector is rapidly emerging as an economic force to be reckoned with. Advertising and marketing, architecture, design, visual arts, all screen media, digital content, the written word, music and performing arts are creating fast economic growth with little or no need for investment. Creative professionals now outnumber mining sector employees 3-to-1, and agriculture fishing and forestry employees 2-to-1.
It’s predicted that the 2016 census will show even more robust growth – but what does this mean for individual creatives working for themselves? In this fun and informal session, a panel of experts will discuss practical ways that creatives can make the most of this anticipated growth for their own businesses. New ideas, latest trends and forecasts – this session will help creatives channel economic power into their own small businesses.
The panel discussion will be followed by networking, drinks and a chance to meet like-minded creative business people.
On the panel:
– Monica Davidson, CEO of Creative Plus Business Group and the former NSW Creative Industries Business Adviser
– Stuart Buchanan, broadcaster and consultant, head of creative content company Lovely and Head of Marketing at TEDx Sydney.
– Eric Vigo, head of The Funding Engine which creates sponsorship intelligence data reports for organisations.
– Chris Chow, Managing Director of Chris Chow Creative Lawyers, a law firm that specialises in advising clients on contractual, commercial and intellectual property matters in the entertainment and creative industries.
– Lewis Major, choreographer and dance artist with international experience in France and the UK.
Proudly presented in collaboration with Spectrum Now and The National Association for the Visual Arts.