Everyone needs tailored advice now and then, and we’re happy to offer our services exclusively for creative people who need that bit of extra help. Our creative business advisory programs can provide extra information, an understanding ear, or a little push in the right direction.
You can choose from CHAT, our occasional coaching service, through to the more rigorous GROW, a regular business advice program designed to help you make the most of your creative business. We also offer PLAN, a whole day of planning, goal setting and strategy using our advisors’ expertise to help you figure out what the f*ck you’re doing. If you just want to finish your business or strategic plan, ARTSELERATE might be for you!
If all you need is an occasional bit of assistance or someone to talk to, you can choose to CHAT. Each session lasts 50 minutes, either in person, over the phone or via Zoom. Our advisors will help you work through your particular business challenges, and you’ll be provided with suggested Actions to help you move forward. You’ll also be sent an email follow-up with loads of extra resources to help you on your way.
The GROW package is more rigorous, and helps you work towards a longer term goal. This could be the starting of a new business, the growth of an existing business, hiring of staff, creation of processes, implementation of a marketing plan, or a complete overhaul. Our advisors start by helping you define your goals on a wider scale, and then work with you regularly (every 4-6 weeks) to strategise how best to make those goals a reality. This program asks for, and expects, participants to be accountable and serious about their creative business growth.
The PLAN package is practical, focussed and thorough. On a single day, you and/or your team will work with one of our Senior Advisors to create a strategic plan for the future of your creative business. The focus could be on making more money, improving your marketing, solidifying the internal workings of the business, or simply finding a better way to manage your capacity. PLAN is ideal for people or organisations who are ready to take the next step and want a fast, intensive and actionable solution to the problem.
If a whole day is too much, we also have the MINI-PLAN option (a four hour intensive).
ARTSELERATE is a fast, practical and collaborative approach to business and strategic planning for creative practitioners, arts organisations and commercial enterprises working in the creative industries. This 8 week program (2 hours per week) combines business incubation, start-up acceleration, creative collaboration and networking opportunity.
We also offer larger organisations our consultancy service to develop and implement tailored advisory and mentoring programs for your creative client base. Our programs include the Coaching CongaLine, a unique service designed to help collaborators, teams and members of larger organisations help each other through the process of combining business and creativity.
You can find out more about our advisors here. We are all creative practitioners first, and we’ve acquired business experience and education throughout our professional practice. We understand the reality of combining creativity with business, it’s our lived experience, and we’ve also worked with over 950 clients to help them find the same kind of balance.
Find out the answer to some common questions, such as ‘what’s the difference between coaching and mentoring?‘ and ‘is there a contract?‘.
Clients past and present give insight into what it’s like to have a personal sounding board for their creative businesses and arts enterprises.