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WEBINAR: Balancing Act

August 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Balancing a creative career and a part-time job can be tricky. Where does one find the time? During this engaging discussion, our facilitator, Wendi Lanham, and two esteemed guests, Bali Padda and Sats Kramer, will share their personal experiences, triumphs, and lessons learned from running creative businesses while working part-time. 

From balancing time commitments to managing finances and harnessing the power of creativity, they will delve into the realities of pursuing your passions alongside other professional obligations.

What’s Included? 
A 60-minute webinar with our creative industries experts (which you can access later if you want), plus lifetime access to additional resources on our website containing more resources to support your learning.

Who should sign up? 
Creative and arts practitioners, freelancers, start-ups, students and arts entrepreneurs from beginners to established (International sign-ups welcome!). We also welcome curious hobbyists and people from outside the arts.

Who’s hosting? 
Wendi Lanham is an actor, presenter, model, and the General Manager of Creative Plus Business. She has a wealth of experience combining business and creative practice and is well-versed in the myriad ways artists can make money in order to weather the famine and feast of creative income more effectively.

Bali Padda is a freelance creative working in theatre and screen as a producer, director, and actor. He was Industry Development Executive at Screen Australia, overseeing funding for business support and professional development. He’s spent the past decade consulting for the arts arts industries on creative projects, industry and business strategy, diversity, equity and inclusion and talent/artist development, championing the authentic voice of historically excluded communities.

Satoru Kramer is a creative industry specialist and can support customers anywhere in NSW. Satoru (Sats) is a professional musician, photographer and videographer based on the Far South Coast of NSW. Sats helps artists across creative industries to understand the key issues that artistic practices need to navigate, particularly when building a creative business and professional practice, while providing practical solutions to creative problems. Sats has also previously represented MusicNSW as the Regional Music Officer for the South East of the state. This role saw Sats working across the music industry, as both a professional development facilitator and a central information and connection hub for all stakeholders in the local music industry.

When not working in the music sphere, Sats runs a photography and videography business. Propelled Pictures captures beautiful, natural photography of properties, brands, weddings and events, helping people to capture the stories and milestones in their lives. Working across multiple disciplines has given Sats a wide experience in understanding creative businesses. When not helping others with their artistic endeavours, you’ll find Sats in his music studio or on the stage as both an original artist and session musician.

What is NSW Business Connect? 
Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you to start, run, adapt or grow your small business. Creative Plus Business provides confidential, independent business advice and skills training for small and medium creative businesses across NSW as part of the NSW Government’s Business Connect program.

What’s Creative Plus Business? 
We’re an educational organisation dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about entrepreneurial 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. 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

This webinar will take place on Crowdcast. You can sign up to the webinar via the link below.

This webinar is sponsored by NSW Business Connect, a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted independent business advice and events to help you start, run, adapt or grow your small business.