CQU set to deliver professional guidance program for arts community

06 May 2022

Queensland artists and arts workers can boost their creative and cultural careers and reach new goals from today with the 2022 Creative Business Champions (CBC) program now open.

Delivered by CQUniversity and supported by the Queensland Government' CBC is a free online professional guidance service that assisted hundreds of artists last year and will continue to help build the state's arts sector's knowledge and capacity in 2022.

CBC Program Lead Ant McKenna said the program connects Queensland artists and arts workers with professional advice from recognised industry leaders' helping to create meaningful professional development opportunities and support strategies to grow businesses and secure sustainable careers in the arts.

"Since its launch in April last year' the CBC initiative has provided advice and mentoring to more 800 Queensland artists and arts workers' supporting employment and career pathways'" Mr McKenna said.

"I encourage artists across the state to register for the 2022 program."

Artist and designer Kylie Gersekowski signed up for CBC in 2021 and said the tailored program had helped her immensely.

"Before beginning I was ready to give up after all my live events were cancelled' but it has taught me so much I'm now venturing into online classes and my business has seen an increase in revenue.

"I've also been announced as a finalist in a pretty big small business award'" Ms Gersekowski said.

Creative Business Champions is delivered through the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN)' an initiative of the Queensland Government.

The Regional Arts Services Network (RASN)' led by four service providers across the state' delivers opportunities for regional communities to access high quality arts and cultural engagement.

To register for Creative Business Champions visit https://cqregionalarts.net/rasn-creative-business-hub/