Mini Masterclasses for Creatives
That Will Get You Famous Sooner


Learning   Networking

Have you ever felt alone and frustrated in your creative business?

Masterclasses that will get you celebrated sooner

Not sure what steps to take when starting out, how to price your work, how to find customers, where and how to sell your work. Marketing on social media confuses you and you don’t even want to think about other forms of advertising. It’s all so hard and lonely that you don’t even know if you want to continue…….. Would you like to:




Transform your creative pursuits from a hobby to a business



Learn useful skills, tips and tricks to help start or grow your creative business



Build capability and strengthen your entrepreneurial capacity as a business owner



Discover other like-minded creative people and generate business collaboration



Do what you love ALL THE TIME!

The Business of Being Creative is a series of mini-masterclasses for creatives
who would like to do what they love ALL THE TIME.

The production is a series of educational and networking events that will lift the lid on all the business skills you need to learn to have a successful creative business.

Creative people of all disciplines and suppliers for their businesses (graphic artists, printers, web designers, retail outlets, online supplies stores) are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The events will feature a range of guest speakers, experts in their field, that will help you navigate the business side of being creative. Subjects include:

Business set up, Marketing, Copyright, Royalties, Grant writing, Publicity, Pricing your work, Tax and much more….

Who should attend:

Musicians, Visual Artists, Photographers, Writers, Crafters, Dancers, Actors, Filmmakers, Start Ups, Micro and Small Business Owners and any other creative and small business person or those wishing to start a business…..


It’s a lot easier for creative practitioners to generate income from their artform if they hold beliefs that support income generation and The Business of Being Creative will assist to change beliefs.

Andrea Smith

Success Strategist for Creatives, Applause Genie

Latest event


Please note: This event has moved to an online webinar due to the COVID-19 virus.

Further events may also be moved online dependant on the situation.

Get Set to Get Grant Writing with Andrea Smith

Saturday 18th April 2020, 9.30am – 12pm


Future events


Publicity: Getting Yourself Seen with Annette Densham

Saturday 30th May 2020, 9.30am – 12pm

Redlands Sporting Club
Anson Rd Wellington Point


Nailing Your Online Presence with Anne Murphy









Saturday 18th July 2020, 9.30am – 12pm

Redlands Sporting Club
Anson Rd Wellington Point

Conquering Crowdfunding with Danny Widdicombe








Saturday 20th June 2020, 9.30am – 12pm

Redlands Sporting Club
Anson Rd Wellington Point

Managing Momentum in your Business with Kylie Hancox

Saturday 21st March 2020, 9.30am – 12pm

Redlands Sporting Club
Anson Rd Wellington Point









In 2014 I took a redundancy from a job where I was surrounded by other creative people –  photographers, musicians, filmmakers, writers, actors and designers. In the months following, I became isolated and frustrated having no-one to bounce ideas off. I was stagnating.

I needed to come up with a solution. 

So I brainstormed ideas and decided on something that would combine my passions –  networking with other creatives and educating them on business. 
And came up with the perfect event – a series of creative networking events and business mini-masterclasses, designed especially for creatives – basically for anyone who practices any form of art or performance.

I ran a series in 2015. They were hugely successful and helped up-skill a huge number of creative businesses.
Not only did I help others, the events helped put paid my isolation and frustration and fuelled me into doing more for the creative community. 

Results We’ve Helped Create

“My husband and I have been to all the sessions. They have helped us gain so much confidence and the right actions to take for our emerging business. We came to the first wondering if it would be worth it, and found Andrea to be so welcoming and helpful. Highly recommended”.


Micro business owner

“The topic and content offered is excellent and addresses high need areas for creatives”.


Visual Artist

“Every session I attended was very well presented – always interesting, engaging and relevant”.


Creative Producer

“I’ve been to many other small business courses and presentations and these sessions are the best I’ve attended beyond doubt. They are relaxed, encouraging and welcoming and Andrea and all the speakers really ‘get’ the problems of creative businesses”.


Musician & Songwriter

About Us

As a Success Strategist for Creatives, Andrea has a passion for helping performing, visual and craft artists become more sustainable as a business. She manages regular mentoring sessions and events and is currently writing a book on copyright for small business.


PO Box 1393 Capalaba QLD 4157

Ph: 0411 197 014

Email: magic (at)  


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