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Creatives in Business – MONEY IS NOT A DIRTY WORD
Money is the lifeblood of any creative business, but financial literacy can be a real struggle for creatives. Navigating the numbers is not always a happy place, emotions can be overpowering, and maths is frequently yukky. And whoever learned the basics of business money and financial literacy during their arts training? MONEY IS NOT A DIRTY WORD is a surprisingly fun and practical workshop designed specifically for creative learning styles (with pictures!), that answers some of the big scary financial questions:
Topics covered in depth include:
● The Famine and the Feast – weathering the ups and downs of creative income;
● Making financial decisions more easily;
● An introduction to working out what to charge;
● The basics of budgets and cashflow projection;
● More resources and places to go for help.
About the speaker
Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on the creative industries, who began her professional life as a freelance journalist and filmmaker. In 2014 Monica completed her Master’s degree in Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS, and was appointed as the first NSW Creative Industries Business Advisor by the Department of Industry. Shortly after she founded the social enterprise Creative Plus Business, which is dedicated to educating creative people about small business and marketing skills. In 2019, Monica was awarded the QUT Creative Enterprise Australia award for being a Creative Trailblazer that “advocates, mentors, donates, educates and advises within Australia’s creative economy”. Monica continues to work as a writer, filmmaker and occasional performer.