Seminars help creatives boost business

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Program facilitator Jasmine Porter helps creatives Paula Bradley, Sally Goddard, Andrea Snell, Kylie Grimson, Anthea Ward and Eileen McPherson build their business skills at the Creatives Workshop.
Camera IconProgram facilitator Jasmine Porter helps creatives Paula Bradley, Sally Goddard, Andrea Snell, Kylie Grimson, Anthea Ward and Eileen McPherson build their business skills at the Creatives Workshop.

Harvey’s Community Resource Centre hosted a creatives workshop on Thursday welcoming artists, crafters and artisans to network and form a support group.

Kicking off the first of three free workshops for the month, the theme was on “how to start your creative business” with a focus on the niche group of artists building a network.

Each of these workshops is designed as a platform for creatives to help them turn their passion into a business.

Program facilitator Jasmine Porter said she ran the workshops informally to help get information across to creatives.

“The last workshop was about business structure and how to manage a business, all the while these people are really creative and the last thing they want to do is to be drawn back to spreadsheets and accounting packages.”

“I run them a little bit informally and let people put in their anecdotes and I find that helps.”

This week Ms Porter will teach artists how to effectively market their projects and designs.

“Marketing is really tricky now especially for creatives, so the focus for the second workshop is about how to market yourself and maximise what you’re trying to do out there.”

For more information and to register your place for one of the free hour and a half sessions phone the Harvey CRC on 9729 1669.

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