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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Freelance Skills for Creatives

Friday 28 July, 10.30am, The Annex Portland.  a fast, funny and practical presentation specifically designed for creative practitioners with absolutely no business skills, to help them get the five most important elements of creative freelancing just right.

Freelancing in the creative industries is a fact of life. Even curious hobbyists and serial employees will need to understand the basics – not to mention those who have chosen to freelance professionally in their craft. Freelance Skills for Creatives is a fast, funny and practical presentation specifically designed for creative practitioners with absolutely no business skills, to help them get the five most important elements of creative freelancing just right

Participants will learn more about:
+ Setting goals and planning the self-employment journey;
+ Understanding and handling money matters;
+ The key to managing time better;
+ The basic beginnings of marketing, and
+ Fostering a cheer squad and juggling the realities of combining art and business.
We’ll also share more resources and tax, superannuation and business registration.

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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 else do I get?
All participants of these workshops also receive:
+ Printed materials to help during the workshop;
+ Lifetime access to a dedicated dropbox folder full of additional resources and help;
+ Access to a web page full of links and resources to help you get ahead in their creative business.