Scroll Top
Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

4 free workshops for creatives


March 23 Lithgow. March 24 & 25, Bathurst. Monica Davidson from Creative+Business will be in the region to deliver three fun, informative workshops: Networking tips for creatives, Pricing for creatives, Diversify your creative income.

Presented in partnership with Arts OutWest, these workshops are funded by the NSW Government through BusinessConnect.

Join one, two, three or all four!

Business planning for creatives
A business or strategic plan is a summary and evaluation of an entrepreneurial idea – and it should be more than just a document to make bank managers and funding bodies happy. A useful plan can make the difference between creative business success and heading back to the drawing board. This workshop reframes the planning process specifically for creative practitioners, and helps participants create a business and/or strategic plan that will actually help them progress and grow their creative profession.
Read more and book a spot
When: THURSDAY March 23, 5.30-7.30pm
Where: Lithgow Transformation Hub, Cnr Mort St & Bridge St LITHGOW
Cost: FREE

Networking tips for creatives
Hate networking? This one is for you! This in-person workshop is a surprisingly fun event designed to encourage creative people to get to know each other, while acknowledging the horror, and sharing a few tips at the same time. While it’s a vital skill in the creative industries, many practitioners consider networking to be the stuff of nightmares. Networking Tips and Techniques for Creatives combines education with the opportunity to practice in a safe and friendly environment while embracing the discomfort of the whole process and having a laugh.
Read more and book a spot
When: Friday 24 March, 4.30-6.30pm
Where: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Cost: FREE
Includes nibblies. Ends in time for you to get to the production of ‘Fast Cars’ (hint hint).

Pricing for creatives
Working out what to charge for creative products and services can be a colossal challenge. Where to even start? Pricing for Creatives is a practical workshop that covers the basics of figuring out the price point for creative work, including calculating costs and understanding what the market can bear. Pricing for Creatives is vital for anyone struggling to understand the value of their own work, and how to share that value with others.
Read more and book a spot
When: Saturday 25 March, 10.30am-12.30
Where: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Cost: FREE

Diversify your creative income
An interactive workshop that allows participants to discuss the various general ways that creatives can make money (including services, goods and passive income), and includes practical exercises to help brainstorm those ideas.
This workshop is tailored specifically to individuals and creative businesses who are (or want to be) self-employed, and the tips shared are relevant no matter what your profession – filmmakers, writers, musicians, designers, visual artists, performers – all are welcome!
Read more and book a spot
When: Saturday 25 March, 1.30-3.30pm
Where: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Cost: FREE

All bookings must be done online via BusinessConnect:

Business planning for creatives, Thr 23 March 5.30pm (LITHGOW)

Networking tips for creatives, Fri 24 March 4.30pm
Pricing for creatives, Sat 25 March 10.30pm
Diversify your creative income, Sat 24 March 1.30pm

Our huge thanks to BusinessConnect and Creative+Business for bringing these workshops to the Cenrtal West.

We look forward to seeing you at one – or all – of these workshops.