Creative Plus Business runs events such as The Sandpit in Sydney, and we support events run by other organisations that benefit creatives and freelancers. Feeling isolated? Socially stymied? It’s time to get out of the house!
You don’t need to play by yourself any more! The Sandpit is a not-networking night, designed for people who hate to network. Every other month, creative business people and freelancers just like you meet for drinkies and chit chat in the safe and friendly environment of the pub. It’s all the good bits of networking (meeting people, drinking, getting out of the house) without any of the bad parts (awkwardeness, pressure to sell, feeling like a dill). Best of all, this is a wanker-free environment, and it’s free!
Host: Creative Plus Business, with Monica, Sarah and Steve
Where and when: The Bank Hotel Beer Garden, the middle Wednesday of every second month starting in February.
Missed the last event? Checkout the gallery
Get involved in Flying Solo meet-ups! Meet-ups are informal gatherings of solo/micro businesses, meeting for the purpose of building relationships and mutual business support. They meet in cafés, libraries or similar locations all over Australia, and are promoted via the Flying Solo Forums.
Host: Flying Solo Members
Where and when: Varying times and locations around Australia – check website for details
NAFA is a networking group of actors, screenwriters, and filmmakers renowned for being creative and productive. They strongly believe in creating our own opportunities to succeed in this tough industry. Choc Tops is a friendly forum, held on the third Monday of the month from February to November (excluding public holidays), at The Dolphin Hotel in Surry Hills. Each meeting begins with Industry Announcements where various castings, crew calls, and industry events are pitched. The Guest Speaker Presentation follows, where the invited speakers inspire the group by sharing their insights into trends in the industry
Host: NAFA Action
Where and when: Third Monday of the month
Friday on My Mind is a monthly event presented by the Australian Film TV and Radio School on the first Friday of the month in Melbourne and Sydney. You can soak up some fuel for the creative mind – supplied by some of the best and brightest in the screen arts and broadcast industries. And it’s always completely free!
Host: Australian Film TV and Radio School
Where and when: First Friday of the month in Melbourne and Sydney
Creative3 brings together the world’s leading creative entrepreneurs to share their knowledge and experience in what it takes to build a successful creative venture. Its approach focuses on the commercial realities of developing a creative business, providing the inspiration, practical insights and tools to show how your business can succeed even in the current economic climate.
Host: QUT Creative Industries Australia
Where and when: Late September each year at QUT Gardens