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Make your own work

13 July 2021, Tuesday
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


How often are creatives told to ‘make their own work’? And what exactly does it mean? MAKE YOUR OWN WORK takes a tough love approach to the job of producing a self-devised project, from the initial ideas stage through to completion. It’s suitable for all practitioners, regardless of experience or creative practice. Filmmakers, theatre practitioners, performers, visual artists, writers and musicians – all are welcome to learn the essential steps to getting self-devised work into the world.

The steps that will be outlined and discussed include:
– Making sure the idea for self-devised work is feasible and achievable;
– The magic of cost-benefit and risk analysis;
– Finding helpers, funding and resources to get the project started;
– Managing the legal aspects of producing;
– Structures, budgets, and the basics of business.

What do I get? All participants of this workshop also receive:
– Lifetime access to a dedicated MAKE YOUR OWN WORK Dropbox folder full of additional resources and workbooks to help continue the learning after the workshop is over;
– 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.

All questions are welcome in this relaxed, safe and inclusive workshop. Participants are also encouraged to share their own experiences and network with their fellow practitioners.

Ideal for: Creative freelancers, established practitioners, arts organisations.

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’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

This workshop will take place on Zoom. Click BOOK NOW to register. You will receive the Zoom link in an email from Creative Plus Business prior to the workshop. This will be a live online event, and you will not be able to access a recording of the event later.

For more information, please head to www.creativeplusbusiness.com


Creative Business Plus
8091 2082
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