Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua "I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past" I fell in love with this Māori whakataukī or ‘proverb’ when I first heard it at a conference. It refers to time as a kind of endless river, where the past, present and future are all intertwined. As … [Read more...]
Creative Plus Business Content
Sometimes the creative business life could do with a bit of a kick. We need information about what's happening in our world, or maybe we need a confidence injection from finding out about the life of another creative entrepreneur. Here we feature regular articles that explore in more depth issues of relevance to creative freelancers, as well as blog postings and videos about how to make this crazy life work.
Our doyenne Monica started Creative Plus Business and her previous business Freelance Success to help creatives develop their business skills. Here she shares why that process is so hard to embark on, and how to overcome the fear. When I started my first ‘proper’ business in 1994, a production … [Read more...]
In September, Irene Lemon presented her monograph, Innovation Has A Creative Mother, at the Australian Regional Development Conference, with thanks to Regional Arts NSW and a QUICKS grant. Commonwealth Bank’s Unlocking Everyday Innovation report estimates $44 Billion AUD of innovation potential is … [Read more...]
In 2013, Geoffrey Jaeger enrolled in a three-day course at AFTRS* designed and facilitated by Monica Davidson: Running Your Own Creative Business. Since then, his life has never been quite the same. Five years later – after many adventures and a stint in Monica’s shared office space – Geoff … [Read more...]
Our wonderful advisor Robyn Saurine a visual artist, yogi and self-confessed empath. Here she talks candidly about the struggles of the creative cycle, working in isolation, and how to not only help your mental health but help your fellow creatives along the way. Working on creative fabulousness … [Read more...]
It's tax time again (again?!) and the ATO has recently reminded us of what we can and can't claim as creative professionals. Creative businesses and professionals are in an interesting position with regards to deductions, as many of us are individuals, small businesses AND professional artists. … [Read more...]