HATCH Workshop Series for Artists: Money is Not a Dirty Word

Next date: Thursday, 26 August 2021 | 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM


Money is the lifeblood of any creative business, but financial literacy can be a real struggle for creatives.

This online workshop outlines some of the basics of money – with jokes, flair, and pictures!

We also look at how to navigate the inevitable famine and feast of creative money, manage cash flow, make budgets, manage our unicorns (huh?), find help, and so much more.

Event Details

You don't have to be a starving artist!

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.

What do I get? All participants of this workshop also receive:

● Lifetime access to a dedicated MONEY IS NOT A DIRTY WORD Dropbox folder full of additional resources and workbooks to help continue the learning after the workshop is over;

● Access to additional free webinars to supplement the material covered in the workshop;

● The possibility of further one-to-one business advice, mentoring and support from one of our creative industries business specialist advisors.

All questions are welcome in this relaxed, safe and inclusive workshop. Participants are also encouraged to share their own experiences and network with their fellow practitioners.

This 2-hour online workshop is ideal for creative business beginners, hobbyists, freelancers, established practitioners, emerging arts organisations and established practitioners.

Book now to secure your spot! The Zoom link will be provided in the lead up to the workshop.

About the Facilitator

Monica Davidson is a business advisor and award-winning creative industries expert. She began her career as a writer and filmmaker who learned how to run a successful creative business on the fly and now shares that knowledge with others. In her workshops, Monica discusses her own experiences and shares examples from the thousands of people that she has mentored through the process of starting and building their creative businesses in the last twenty-five years. 

In 2013 Monica was named as Australia’s first Creative Industries Business Advisor, consulting with the NSW Small Business Commissioner to develop programs supporting the creative economy. Monica started Creative Plus Business in 2015 to capitalise on her combined experiences, and since its inception the social enterprise has grown to help thousands of individual practitioners to develop all aspects of their creative businesses.

Monica was named as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence for her work in the creative industries, and in 2019 she received the inaugural Creative Trailblazer Award at Creative 3, a national award from QUT Creative Enterprise Australia that celebrates “an individual who creates enterprises and opportunities and who advocates, mentors, donates, educates and advises within Australia’s creative economy”. In 2020 Monica was a recipient of the prestigious AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to help develop more programs to assist creative startups survive the impact of Covid-19.

About the Company

Creative Plus Business is a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. We inject the often-boring topic of business with sass, creative flair, and laughs galore to make the learning process easier for creative brains.


  • Thursday, 26 August 2021 | 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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