This workshop answers the age-old question – how are we supposed to find the time to run a creative career, pursue our arts-based practice, and have a life as well? This fun and informal workshop discusses real-world and practical strategies to help you keep all the juggling balls in the air, across all the areas of your complicated life.
Participants will also discuss the larger issues of:
- Setting and keeping goals
- Staying motivated and understanding procrastination
- Recognising self-sabotage
- Finding the balance between being creative and making money.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
Come along if you are just starting out in your arts career, a recent graduate, a curious hobbyist or a creative freelancer. More experienced practitioners are also welcome.
This workshop is open to anyone who lives, works, studies or plays in the City of Ryde.
WHAT YOU'LL GET
- A chance to ask questions and interact with the host
- Lifetime access to a dedicated Dropbox folder full of additional resources.
The webinar is relaxed and informal, you can ask all the questions you’ve never been able to ask before, and you’ll be given ample opportunity to network and practice your newfound skills.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
You will be emailed a link to the workshop registration and instructions about how to logon prior to this event. You’ll need access to a stable internet connection and a computer, laptop or tablet to participate in the workshop. We don’t recommend using a phone due to the small screen size.
Monica Davidson, Director of Creative Plus Business Group
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 Masters 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.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR CREATIVES
This workshop is part of a series of free professionally run workshops teaching business and professional skills to creatives in the City of Ryde. These workshops are an opportunity to get expert advice, meet other local creatives, and ask difficult questions in a supportive environment. See the full program.