Creative Plus Business is 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.
This business is the brainchild of creative industries expert Monica Davidson It’s a continuation of the work she has been doing since 1996.
The creative industries include:
- advertising and marketing;
- architecture and built landscapes;
- design in all its forms, from graphics to fashion to interpretation;
- film, television, online media and screen;
- radio and podcasting;
- music performance and composition;
- performing arts of all kinds;
- creative aspects of software development and interactive content;
- writing, publishing and print media; and
- visual arts, crafts and making.
Creative Plus Business provides a range of resources, advisory services, events, workshops, online learning and content to help practitioners from every creative profession find success in their field by embracing business. We have created educational products and services aimed at all levels, from the curious hobbyist, the recent arts graduate, the solo freelancer, small teams of arts entrepreneurs, not-for-profits and larger creative companies.
Regardless of where someone is in their creative practice and profession, we believe that the right information from the right people, with a bit of support and encouragement thrown in, can make the pursuit of creative and business dreams easier and more achievable. We believe it’s possible to be creative, make money, and still love your work.
In 2015 our company was thrilled to get an Honorable Mention in the X-Factor Category by Anthill Magazine, and we were finalists in Service Star category in the inaugural Flying Solo Awards. We won a Best of Sydney Award from City Hub press in 2016, and in 2018 we were given the Business Connect Outstanding Achievement Award for delivery of our services. We were also recent finalists in the City of Sydney Business Awards for Excellence in Small Business.
Welcome to a world where art and business meet, where creativity is your passion, and success is more than a dream.