The Start-Up Series

The workshops in the Start-Up Series cover the basics that all creative professionals need in order to start or run their professional lives as self-employed practitioners.

As with all our workshops, each one can be delivered as a single 2-hour unit or combined with others to create a bespoke learning program for your participants. All workshops can be delivered in person or online.

Freelance Five

No matter where you are in your creative career, the Freelance Five workshop is the fastest way to learn the basics of running a freelance and/or creative business.

Find out the five top issues that all creative businesses face (a hint: start up, time management, money, marketing and more!), and learn how to navigate your way around those challenges in one fun and interactive learning experience.

This workshop is ideal for:

Creative people at every level.

Time Management for Creatives

How on earth do we find the time to be creative, make money and have enough time for a personal life as well? This non-judgemental workshop looks at how to figure out your priorities, make (and keep) goals, overcome procrastination, and make new habits for better time management. We’ll also share our own tips and practical strategies for keeping all the creative juggling balls in the air.

This workshop is ideal for:

Creative people at every level.

Structure Stuff

Sole Trader? Partnership? Company? HUH? Every business in Australia has a structure, and each structure means different things in terms of your rights and responsibilities. Boring stuff, but essential if you want to take the next steps in your creative business. Structure Stuff outlines all the structures, including SPVs and social enterprise, and debates the pros and cons of each.

This workshop is ideal for:

Creative business beginners, curious hobbyists, freelancers.

What’s It Worth?

Working out what to charge for your creative work can be a nightmare. Where to even start? What’s It Worth covers the basics of figuring out your price point, including working out your budgets, and then moves on to the psychology of pricing, understanding the marketplace, creating loss leaders and more. A vital workshop for anyone struggling to understand the value of their own work.

This workshop is is ideal for:

Creative freelancers, established practitioners, arts organisations.

Business Planning 101

A business plan is a summary and evaluation of your business idea – and it’s more than just a panacea for bank managers. It needs to be useful!

This workshop reframes the planning process to create a tool that will help you to move forward and take action for your creative business or arts organisation, with an eye on the purpose of the plan, and how to put these great ideas into practice.

This workshop is ideal for:

Creative freelancers, established practitioners, arts organisations.

The Art of Law

In partnership with the Arts Law Centre of Australia, this workshop introduces the main legal concepts that creatives needs to be aware of – copyright, contracts, moral rights and confidentiality. We’ll also share more details about where to go for help, and what resources are available to empower creatives to manage the basics of their own legal affairs.

This workshop is ideal for:

Creative freelancers, established practitioners, arts organisations.

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