RASN Creative Business Hub FAQsTrudie Leigo2022-11-23T11:09:02+10:00
Creative Business Hub – Frequently Asked Questions
REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2022 PROGRAM HAVE NOW CLOSED
Who is this service for?
Queensland-based artists and arts workers from all parts of the industry, including sole traders, small business owners and staff from arts and cultural organisations. This service is designed for members in the arts sector who have at least 2 – 5 years of work in a professional context.
How many meetings will I have with a Creative Business Champion?
Your initial meeting is likely to be forty five minutes to one hour. Following that, you and your CBC will decide on the level of support they can provide based on your goals and requirements. Every registered Queensland artist or arts worker will initially have one session.
The program is focussed on support for established arts professionals and businesses or investment-ready start-ups that demonstrate need, potential, commitment to professional development, and track record of success or strong business concept/plan. Although long-term mentoring is no longer available, new participants can still gain access to a small number of free online meetings until the program concludes on 31 December 2022
How do I sign up, and what information will I need?
Complete an online registration form. The form will ask for your contact details, your Local Government Area, some details about your work experience and your goals for working with a Creative Business Champion.
Can I decide who I work with?
No, you will be matched with a Creative Business Champion based on the information you provide in the registration form and their areas of expertise. If you feel like you are not correctly matched, you may be able to be referred to another Champion.
When will I hear from a Creative Business Champion after I have signed up?
Creative Business Champions will commence meetings in May 2022 and will contact you to book in your initial consultation.
Are all the meetings online?
The majority of meetings will be online via Zoom. If agreed with your CBC, you may also be able to arrange phone calls or email communication.
Can a Creative Business Champion help me write my grant application? Or run my event / project?
No, CBCs can’t assist with writing grant applications or creating artistic content.
CBCs will work with you to help you achieve you career or business goals by sharing their industry expertise, identifying growth areas and providing guidance, mentoring and referrals.
How much does all this cost?
This service is free for Queensland-based artists and arts workers. Participants will need to have access to the internet and a computer or device to sign up and attend meetings.
Are the conversations with the Creative Business Champions private?
Yes, all online conversations (video and messenger board) are only between the CBC and participant, and cannot be seen by RASN, CQUniversity, Arts Queensland or Mentorloop (the online space for engaging with the CBC program).
Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy collects personal information from you, including information about your:
Commentary or opinion
Local government area
Your referral point to the service
We collect this information to match you with an appropriate mentor, make sure your mentor is clear on your goals, and provide anonymous data that will tell us if the program is working and where we can improve to make your experience better. Reporting on program outcomes will be shared with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.
We will only use your information for this purpose. It will otherwise not be used or disclosed unless authorised or required by law. Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009.
How can I prepare for my consultation?
A CBC may provide you with a form to complete, which will ask you to detail further information about your experience and your needs. This will ensure that you get the most out of your consultation, and the CBC can provide specific guidance and actions to address your needs.
Think about why you are seeking this support, and what your ideal outcomes from this connection would be. For example, you could consider:
Where would you like your career to be in 10 years?
What challenges is your business facing?
What skills or knowledge would you like to gain in the areas of social impact arts, cultural tourism or cultural competency?
Additionally, you can write down any questions you have for the CBC.
Come prepared to discuss your work experience and specific goals.