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WEBINAR: What I Wish I Knew

March 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Getting started in a creative business is exciting, a little terrifying, and sometimes confusing.

In this panel webinar, we’re chatting with some kickass creatives who have turned their creative practice into a flourishing profession. The focus of the webinar is — you guessed it — ‘what I wish I knew’, as the panellists share their journey, learnings, and wisdom about creative self-employment with the new, young, and young-at-heart.

The panel features visual artist Bianca Beers, actor Moreblessing Maturure and actor and writer Nicholas Brown. They will share helpful hints, insights, and words of wisdom to help you find your feet as a creative business.

What’s Included?
A 90-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 are our hosts with the most?
Lillie Brown is a freelance marketing strategist and Marketing Manager of Creative Plus Business. Lillie works with small to medium creative businesses to devise and implement marketing and social media strategies that are easy for creative brains to digest. She walks clients through a comprehensive planning process to create simple to understand and actionable strategies to help them fulfil their vision – including Creative Plus Business!

Bianca Beers is an artist, designer and creator from Western Sydney specialising in digital illustration and creative direction. Having launched her career in late 2017, Bianca has since gained a strong momentum and dedicated following with her first solo exhibit supported by Microsoft in 2019, whilst catching the attention of major on-going clients such as Nike, Adobe, Sony and Puma. A buoyant amalgamation of fashion, botanicals, graffiti and portraiture, Bianca’s work aims to create community & uplift others by bringing colour, joy & meaning to the spaces she and her works occupy.

Moreblessing Maturure is a Zimbabwean/Australian interdisciplinary artist, TEDx Speaker and the Creative Director of FOLK Magazine. The award-nominated actor has appeared in a suite of projects pre-Rona, most recently ‘THE RETREAT’ (Victoria Zerbst) and CH 9’s ‘SEACHANGE: REBOOT’ (Wayne Blair) as well as on various stages across Sydney. Moreblessing also works with various theatre companies as dramaturg, outreach producer and cultural advisor, which supports the advocacy practice Moreblessing carries out within the arts for accurate and diverse representation. She’s an Equity Member and sits as Co-Chair of MEAA’s Equity Diversity Committee. Most recently she appeared in the SELL OUT season of seven methods of killing kylie jenner at Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Yana Taylor’s sold out season of LEADING IS FOLLOWING IS LEADING for Liveworks 2020.

Nicholas Brown is an Australian actor, writer, Play School presenter and NIDA graduate that has worked extensively in TV, theatre, film and Bollywood. His latest credits include Upright Season 2, After the Verdict for Channel 9, Carol VS Joe, Christmas On The Farm and Channel 9’s Amazing Grace. His latest theatre credits include Taming Of The Shrew at QTC, Come From Away, Counting And Cracking at Belvoir/Sydney Festival, The Long Forgotten Dream and Still Point Turning for STC. Writing credits include Lighten up for Griffin, The Unlisted for ABC/Netflix, Play School and The Wonder Gang for ABC Kids.

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.

What’s Business Connect
Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start 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.

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

This webinar will take place on Crowdcast. Click BOOK NOW to register and to receive the webinar link.

This event has a capacity to host up to 500 people.

For more information, please check out www.creativeplusbusiness.com

About Business Connect:
Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start, run, adapt or grow your small business.