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ONLINE: Cashflow for Creatives

April 17 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Making a living from your craft means learning, understanding and embracing the flow of money in and out of your practice.

Financial literacy and concepts like ‘cashflow’ are necessities for creative practitioners and arts workers who want to take their passion to a professional level. Cashflow for Creatives is a short online workshop designed by creative practitioners to help other artists understand and embrace the rollercoaster of income and expenses that comes with working in the arts. It’s a safe space where every question is welcome, and the mysteries of money will become a little clearer.

Participants will learn all the following, with a focus on arts practice and creative industries:

+ The Famine and the Feast – weathering the ups and downs of creative income

+ The Flow of Money Out – Understanding and making realistic budgets

+ The Basics of Forecasting, and how to develop a ‘crystal ball’ for income

+ The Flow of Money In – Understanding income and how to create regularity

+ Practical steps to getting financially organised

+ More resources and places to go for help

Cashflow for Creatives is a relaxed and interactive online workshop that guides participants with practical tools and steps tailor made for the arts (not mysterious accounting formulas).

What do I get? All participants of this workshop also receive:

+ Lifetime access to a Dropbox folder jam-packed with additional resources and helpful links,

+ Templates for budgets and other accounting requirements,

+ Access to additional free webinars to supplement the material covered in the workshop,

+ The possibility of further one-to-one business advice, mentoring and support from one of our creative industries business specialist advisors. We have a whole team ready to help!

What’s CREATIVE PLUS BUSINESS?
We’re a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. We help by 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.

Who is presenting?
Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on the creative industries, who began her professional life as a freelance journalist and filmmaker. In 2014 Monica completed her Masters degree in Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS, and was appointed as the first NSW Creative Industries Business Advisor by the Department of Industry. Shortly after she founded the social enterprise Creative Plus Business, which is dedicated to educating creative people about small business and marketing skills. In 2019, Monica was awarded the QUT Creative Enterprise Australia award for being a Creative Trailblazer that “advocates, mentors, donates, educates and advises within Australia’s creative economy”. Monica continues to work as a writer, filmmaker and occasional performer.

What is Service NSW Business Connect? 
Service NSW Business Connect provides free, independent, tailored business advice from experienced advisors in one‑on‑one sessions. We offer practical insights and business skills development. Services also include events and resources on a range of topics for small business.

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

This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link in an email from Creative Plus Business prior to the workshop. Note: this workshop will not be recorded.

Creative Plus Business is an approved independent provider for Service NSW Business Connect until June 2025.

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