Are you a Qld artist or arts worker with a clear vision for the growth of your career, project or arts business?

Are you ready to move forward in your creative career? Or to achieve business growth or the realisation of an investment- ready significant project?

Creative Business Champions are here to provide guidance and help you develop the skills and networks to boost your career and reach new goals.

Creative Business Champions support all levels of arts professionals from emerging artists in remote areas to experienced managers in arts organisations and small business owners, providing knowledge, guidance and access to networks. The opportunity is open to anyone in Brisbane, South East Queensland, Regional and Remote Queensland – wherever you are in Queensland, this project is for you.

With expertise across a wider range of arts industry disciplines, Creative Business Champions will work with you to support successful:

– Project and program development

– Business growth

– Grants and fund sourcing

– Arts marketing

“The meeting was epic. I left feeling empowered, reassured and with clear steps to take. My CBC helped me see that having an overview for the next 12 months outlined will give me the ability to schedule a tour, the release of new music and PR activity effectively. Even if this plan needs to be fine-tuned frequently it will assist with funding opportunities to move my creative projects into reality and to present to potential partners.” Karen Jacobsen – the GPS Girl.

How does it work?

Creative Business Champions provide expertise and guidance through free, personalised one-on-one online consultations. Complete an online registration form here.

The Creative Business Champions program offers an initial online consultation to find out more about you, and will provide guidance, steps and actions to help address your needs.

Selected clients may be eligible for longer-term mentoring with a CBC for up to six months with a limited number of mentoring places available.

Connect with a Creative Business Champion

This is an exceptional opportunity to connect with leaders in the arts and cultural sector.

Creative Business Champions can’t do the work for you, but will become your champion and guide, providing expertise, knowledge, guidance and access to networks.

The Creative Business Hub will be available until December 2022.

Creative Business Champions, supported by the Queensland Government through the Regional Arts Services Network, is a free online professional guidance service to support employment pathways and career sustainability for Queensland’s arts workers.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any other questions, or would like to register your interest right now, please contact us.

How?

1. Complete an online registration form.

2. You’ll be matched to the Creative Business Champion that best suits your needs and will have an online consultation to address your specific needs.

3. CBCs will appraise suitability for mentoring, and recommendations will be based on:

Potential – The participant demonstrates potential for achievement of significant professional outcomes through mentoring.

Commitment – The participant demonstrates commitment to professional development

Vision – Showcases a strong concept / growth idea and has a vision of what their work, business or project can achieve

Strong foundations – The participant has a business/project planning documents in place or shows an understanding of the need for these

Industry Experience – The participant has at least two years’ experience of earning income in the arts sector, with a track record of achievements and successful delivery, and existing partnerships and collaborations.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the 2021 Creative Business Champions program. As someone new to the field of arts partnerships and fundraising, my CBC was extremely helpful and an invaluable resource to begin this chapter of my career. The work I undertook via the CBC program really broadened my professional horizons, particularly in identifying grant opportunities both within and outside of the traditional arts sector. I would highly recommend the program for anyone looking to connect with experts in their respective fields across Queensland.” Chad Calderon, Bleach Festival

Free Webinar Series Available Now!

The 2021 Creative Business Champions have provided sixteen free online support webinars across a huge range of topics such as First Nations Perspectives, Cultural Tourism, Fund Sourcing, Business Structure and lots more.

See the full range here