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Ballarat Creative Industries meet up

  • The Lost Ones Basement Bar 14 Camp Street Ballarat Central, VIC, 3350 Australia (map)

Run a business in the creative sector?

Well, you're invited.

We're planning a get-together of representatives of Ballarat's Creative Industries. A get-to-know-you, a sharing of ideas and cross pollination between businesses in the creative sector.

This is a casual coffee or a cocktail where you can let your guard down and chat about those things that can make or break a business. Everything from how to attract and keep the best staff, as well as discussing how is it possible to get to a point where you can actually employ staff! Let's talk about the big things like how exactly you can make business sustainable and stop working from project to project (is it possible?), right across to those tiny but essential things, like who has the best accountant?

This is our crazy idea to link people together, learn about the trials and tribulations you've gone through to get your creative business off the ground and just how you're keeping it there!

This is a catch-up for those who make the majority of their income from their registered business in the creative sector. So, if you own or operate businesses in:

  • the performing arts
  • publishing and print media
  • design
  • broadcasting, electronic media or film
  • visual arts and crafts
  • event planning and management
  • fashion
  • architecture
  • music composition and publishing
  • sound recording and production
  • design, production and sale of creative goods
  • app design and development
  • website design
  • advertising and public relations
  • workshops and classes in creative arts

You might be a sole operator, or you might employ people.

Ballarat has a really great existing network of individual artists discussing their practice, but creative businesses (mostly small and medium sized enterprises) haven't had much opportunity to get together. We want to see that change!

You never know, someone might need your skills and the energies of your company. This is a great chance to throw your business card around too.

Come along to our casual sesh. Tell us about yourself, and let's start the Ballarat Creative Industries Register together!

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Earlier Event: 6 May
Sunday Sessions: Hannah Schmidli
Later Event: 13 May
Sunday Sessions: The Bandits