Creative Business Workshops Returns

The Creative Business Workshop series is returning for another year! Penrith City Council is partnering with Creative Plus Business once again to deliver the free program for creatives, cultural entrepreneurs, and arts practitioners throughout 2024.

The free workshops cover critical topics in business, finance and marketing, enabling Penrith creatives to build skills, connect with other creatives, and learn about local work and professional development opportunities for artists.

Subjects range from the fundamentals of website creation and management, tips for networking, getting financially literate, weathering the ups and downs of creative income, and the different ways creatives can make money.

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney encourages local creatives and businesses to register for one – or all – of the workshops.

“Penrith City Council is excited to be partnering with Creative Plus Business again after the success of last year’s workshops to deliver another series of free workshops for Penrith’s creatives,” Cr Carney said.

“Penrith has a growing creative industry, and Council knows how difficult it can be to know where to get started on your creative journey as an artist or a creative business owner. We’re looking forward to hosting this year’s workshops with Creative Plus Business.

“I’m pleased we’re able to host these workshops again and expand on topics covered last year. Even if you weren’t able to attend last year’s workshops, I highly recommend any Penrith creative or creative business owner register.”

The program includes Creatives’ Guide to Websites on Wednesday 6 March, Networking for Creatives on Wednesday 1 May, Financial Literacy for Creatives on Thursday 8 August, and Diversity Your Creative Income on Thursday 7 November, all delivered at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. Each workshop runs from 5-8pm and includes a light supper.

Participants will walk away with practical strategies, free resources, and opportunities to ask questions and network with each other.

Find out more and register at

This Service NSW Business Connect event is funded by the NSW Government.

About Service NSW Business Connect

Service NSW Business Connect provides free, independent, tailored business advice from experienced advisors in one-on-one sessions. They offer practical insights and business skills development. Services also include events and resources on a range of topics for small business. Creative Plus Business is an approved independent provider for Service NSW Business Connect until June 2025.  

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