I WILL SURVIVE: RESILIENCE IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
Tuesday Talks presents an exclusive in conversation with Monica Davidson, Director + Doyenne of Creative + Plus Business.
Being a creative is already an uncertain path, but after 2020, there has never been a greater need for screen, television, VFX and game creatives to consider their resilience.
Whether it is managing a 'no', bad notes, or bouncing back after a production cancels, finding ways to manage rejection and change is an essential part of managing a creative career.
In this exclusive live-to-cinema live stream, Monica Davidson will discuss sustainable and resilient approaches for creatives to thrive.
Using examples from her extensive experience helping creative businesses adapt and grow, this in-conversation event will include Q&A from the Tuesday Talks audience Mercury Cinema.
Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on the creative industries, who began her professional life as a freelance journalist, performer and filmmaker. After informally helping hundreds of creatives to develop their business skills, Monica consolidated her experience with a Masters degree in Screen Arts and Business from AFTRS. Shortly after she was appointed as Australia’s first Creative Industries Business Advisor by the NSW Department of Industry. In 2016 Monica founded the social enterprise Creative Plus Business, an organisation dedicated to educating creative people about small business skills. Monica is the Australian author of Freelancing for Dummies, and a renowned teacher and speaker. She was named as one of the Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence for her work in the creative industries in 2014, and in 2019 Monica won the QUT Creative Enterprise Australia award for being a Creative Trailblazer, "an individual who creates enterprises and opportunities and who advocates, mentors, donates, educates and advises within Australia’s creative economy." In 2020 Monica was a recipient of the prestigious AMP Tomorrow Fund to help develop more programs to assist creative start-ups. Monica also continues her work as a filmmaker and writer, releasing her feature documentary “Handbag” with LGBTQ+ streaming service OUTtv in 2021.
Tuesday Talks is an opportunity for Adelaide creatives to access exclusive content and industry leaders via live-to-cinema exclusive streams followed by networking at Mercury CX.
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