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Financial literacy for creatives

Fri 12 July at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


This is a CREATIVE PLUS BUSINESS event in partnership with Arts Out West.


You can be a professional creative without being a starving artist. Financial literacy may not come naturally, but the secrets of managing money can be learned.


Making a living and building a business means understanding how money works, but the financial situation for creatives can be tricky. Navigating the numbers is not always a happy place, emotions can be overpowering, and who ever learned the basics of business money and financial literacy during their arts training? ‘Financial literacy for creatives’ is a surprisingly fun and practical workshop designed specifically by creatives, for creatives, with a range of tips and insights into navigating the realities of financial management in a professional arts practice.


Participants will learn all the following, with a focus on professional arts practice:

+ Introduction to the ‘Famine and the Feast’ and understanding how to weather the natural ups and downs of creative income.

+ Ways to make better financial decisions by using the cost-benefits analysis tool.

+ Learning the basics of budgets and cash flow projection to help navigate financial irregularity.

+ The essential paperwork, including managing invoices and receipts.

+ Practical steps to getting financially organised, including the best cloud accounting tools.

+ More resources and places to go for help.


What do I get? All participants of this workshop also receive:

+ Lifetime access to a Dropbox folder jam-packed with additional resources and helpful links.

+ A practical Workbook to assist with the interactive elements of the workshops.

+ 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. We have a whole team ready to help!



We’re a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business 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.


Click BOOK NOW to register: Business Connect | Service NSW


This workshop has the capacity to host 20 attendees.


ACCESSIBILITY: If you have any queries or access requirements, please email hello@creativeplusbusiness.com


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


Creative Plus Business is an approved independent provider for Service NSW Business Connect until June 2025.


Fri 12 July
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Local government area
Visual arts, Craft, Ceramics / Pottery, Photography, Textiles, Music, Theatre, Dance, Circus/ physical theatre, Literature, Screen, Multi-Arts, Heritage, Aboriginal culture, STEAM
Submitted online


GANG GANG Gallery, Lithgow
206 Main Street
Lithgow, NSW 2790 Australia
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0408 514 440
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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