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We are excited to announce the delivery of a Professional Development program aimed at supporting the regions creatives, including visual and performing artists, musicians, creative writers, designers, photographers and more.

The program is centred on addressing the skill gaps identified by participants of the Artists and Creative Businesses Survey as a part of the PMHC Cultural Economy Project 2020. The program is funded by the COVID Relief Funding Project, and will run throughout the second half of 2021.

Workshops will be offered on tech-based and creative-based sessions covering business, marketing and promotion, and upskilling. The sessions will provide valuable insights and information for creatives wanting to take their ideas or practice to the next level.

We have secured a range of local and national vibrant and engaging workshop facilitators including creative industries experts, established artists and creative business owners.

Participation in this comprehensive program will allow you meet other creatives and practitioners in your region, grow your network, and strengthen your practice.

Session costs have been heavily subsidised by the PMHC COVID Relief Funding Project. Places are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot by booking online.  

If you would like to receive the latest news on all things Arts, Culture and Heritage in the region, register HERE to receive the iCreate newsletter.  

Later in the year, we will be running a series of industry talks covering topics such as collaborating with Aboriginal artists, how to be represented by a gallery/publisher/agency and local visual and performing arts success stories, just to name a few. 

Did you know there are a wide range of online services currently being offered for FREE through State and Federal COVID funding support for small business and sole traders? Check them out at the bottom of this page.


We are excited to be kicking off the development of a local Creative Networking Group with a planning session facilitated by Monica Davidson from Creative Plus Business. This session is for invited participants who are committed to establishing a networking group for local creatives within the Port Macquarie LGA. The 2.5 hour workshop is part educational delivery and part brainstorming with the participants to decide how they would like the concept to progress, how the group will function and what the group will look like when formed. Please email Cultural.Development@pmhc.nsw.gov.au if you are interested in participating in this planning session

How to set up a networking group workshop

     Where: Online planning session social people square

     When: Wednesday 6 October 2021

     Session: 10am - 12:30pm




     Where: Online event

     When: Wednesday 27 October 2021

     Session: 9.30am - 4.00pm

     Cost: $30 (valued at $190)


  • The Glasshouse - Behind the Glass (registrations closed)
  • Collaboration, exposure & marketing opportunities within our community (registrations closed)
  • Vision & Mission Clarity (registrations closed)
  • I Hate Networking - Workshop and Networking Session with Monica Davidson (registrations closed)
  • Money is not a dirty word - Intensive Financial Literacy Workshop with Monica Davidson (registrations closed)
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Taking your Business Online (registrations closed)
  • Social Media for Creatives - Creating a Successful Online Presence (registrations closed)

Online resources for creatives

Smart Art: A great range of online business services and creative resources from Arts Mid North Coast. You’ll find tools and resources about developing your creative business, marketing, media & audience development and how to find funding, professional development and networking opportunities.

Arts Law Centre of Australia: A not-for-profit organisation that provides legal advice and information on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters.

Groovy Creative Accountants: A list of accountants in Australia that specialise in working with people from the creative industries

Mondo Marketing resources for creatives: A resource page full of links and downloads to help with all aspects of marketing for creative professionals.

MoneySmarta government website with calculators and tips to help you take control of your money and build a better life.

Check out workshop presenter, Christina Giorgio’s website for blogs, freebies and other creative business support or tune into her pod and video cast unpacking creative living and business questions The Creativity Couch

Did you know There are a wide range of online services currently being offered for FREE through State and Federal COVID funding support for small business and sole traders. Here’s a few you might be interested in:

Business Connect: 4 hours free of charge advice from a business advisor

Online workshops and webinars offering business skills training and information (fully subsidised during COVID) available to any business in NSW

ASBAS Digital SolutionsFree sessions for small business, including sole traders [anyone with an ABN]


This page was last updated on: 23 September 2021