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WEBINAR: Care Based Practice

April 24 @ 12:30 pm 1:30 pm

What is Care Based Practice? And why is it important? In this timely webinar, artist and expert Charley Allanah from House of Sand discusses the fundamentals of Care Based Practice, and how ‘Care Based’ differs from and intersect with ideas like Trauma Informed Practice, Cultural Safety, Diversity, Equity, Access & Inclusion (DEAI). Charley will also discuss the concept with Ben Steel, the founder and company director of Screen Well, a peak body dedicated to promoting and improving mental health outcomes for the Australian screen industry.

The pair will also work through whether or not Care Based Practice the right model for you, and share some practical techniques for a somewhat care based model for creatives, teams, clients and audiences.

Part of our Lunchtime Learning series!

What’s Included? A 60-minute panel webinar with our creative industries experts, plus lifetime access to additional resources and/or a special Dropbox folder containing more resources to support your learning.

Who should sign up? Creative industries professionals and business people from start-up to established. We also welcome creative freelancers, soloists, students, start-ups and curious hobbyists.

Who’s the host? Charley Allanah is a multifaceted theatre and performance maker and Co-Artistic Director of House of Sand. Charley has created award winning work including the multi-artform epic That Was Friday, and directed work across Australia and internationally including at STCSA, ActNow, BATS, and Paul Lucas Prod. NYC, assisted directors at STC and Opera Australia, and performed for STCSA and STC. Her first playThe House Collector was read at KXT Storytellers Festival 202 and her second play and a new musical with composer Nick Delatovic are in creative development. Charley works as a teacher, consultant, advocate and audio describer for blind and low vision audiences. Charley has held management positions at Sydney Fringe and Sydney WorldPride, and is LGBTQIA+ Co-Chair of the MEAA Equity Diversity Committee. Qualified in business from The School Of Getting It Wrong And Correcting It Fast, Charley is an expert in grant writing and management, philanthropy, team building, and making it work with too few dollars.

Who’s the guest? Ben Steel is passionate about improving wellbeing for the screen sector, and he has spent the last six years speaking to arts & entertainment industry leaders and experts in mental health about the wellbeing challenges and solutions creative practitioners experience, an exploration which culminated in him making the acclaimed ABC documentary ‘The Show Must Go On’ released during mental health week 2019. Ben is an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor who brings this training with his knowledge and 30 years of work experience in the screen sector, alongside his personal lived experience with anxiety & depression to the Screen Well team.

What’s Creative Plus Business? We’re a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. We help through sharing practical knowledge in a fun and irreverent way, and everything we do is designed to help creatives to feel more confident and comfortable about the entrepreneurial aspects of their creative practice. We believe that a bit of naughtiness, tempered with a kind heart and a big dose of professionalism, is the key to helping creative people understand the boring basics of business.

Accessibility: If you have any access requirements, please email hello@creativeplusbusiness.com

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