Whatever your goals for your creative business, big or small, it’s important to get the help you need and find the answers – and sometimes even the questions! To help you along, we’ve located some of the best creative business resources available. It’s comprehensive and targeted information, and best of all – its free! So… grab a cuppa, you’ll probably be here for a while…
The Australian Government’s Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC) was a wonderful organisation that worked with over 1,500 creative enterprises from 2009 to 2014 – and here are all their files.
People always ask us if we know of any accountants who can handle the special needs of creative freelancers, and happily we do!
And we also have a load of very funky legal advisers and organisations we can recommend as well, all specialising in the legal dilemmas of the creative world.
Here you can find a wealth of marketing support, including everything from free templates and guides, to free website builders, to social media assistance, to real people who can give you guidance.
Everyone needs a helping hand, and that includes creative businesses and freelancers. If you need help with your administrative needs, check out these Happening peeps.
There’s a surprising amount of help and support out there for those of us who are creative and self-employed. This page contains a complete list of government agencies, small business help, creative industries support and representative organisations.
A comprehensive list of Australian and international peak bodies, unions and support organisations for creative practitioners. We’ve thrown in a few international organisations as well, and we’re happy to add more!
Check out the following links and resources to help you find arts grants and tenders Australia-wide and learn more about how to catch one (or many!).
There are an increasing number of books on the market about creative business, both general and specialist, and here are some links to a few of the best.
In 2014, our doyenne Monica completed her Masters in Screen Business at the Australian Film Television and Radio school. Her thesis Climbing the Celluloid Ladder looked at the issue of inequity for female creatives in the film industry.