Running a Creative Business
Wednesday 7th July 2021

Are you an artist or maker in the Selwyn Area? Would you like to know more about running a creative business? This workshop is for you!

Running a Creative Business Workshop
Wednesday 7th July 2021 at 6.30pm
West Melton Community Centre

A free workshop for creatives in the Selwyn District covering ten fundamentals of running your creative practice as a business.

Tickets are limited, so we advise early registration to avoid disappointment.

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Workshop Outline

6.30pm Introductions

6.45pm Workshop Commences


In this workshop we will be exploring ten fundamentals of setting up your creative practice as a business. We’ll be talking about what we do, creating a brand for ourselves, defining our audience and finding them, setting up efficient systems and templates, online presence, CV/Bio and IP.


Topics Explored:

1. Brand

2. Story

3. Audience

4. Competition

5. Structure

6. Legal

7. Copyright

8. Ethics

9. Cultural awareness and appropriation

10. Systems and Processes

About the Workshop Facilitator - Agnieszka Parr

Agnieszka works with local artists and creatives and with small and medium businesses. Collaboration, knowledge sharing and lifelong learning are the cornerstones of her practice.

Agnieszka teaches communication to architecture and interior design students at Ara Institute of
Canterbury as well as running workshops for the wider creative community in Christchurch.

She is a member of Designers Institute of New Zealand, Graduate Women New Zealand,
Technical Communicators Association and the Directory of Women Designers.

You can read more about Agnieszka on her website:


Do you have any other workshop ideas?

We welcome and support artists who would like to offer classes or workshops in any artistic area. Examples include:





Limestone carving



Hypertufa pot making 

Transfer Printing on Ceramics

Flax weaving





Children's classes

Paper making

Wire working

Metal flower making

to name a few activities

Can you think of any others you would like to try or classes you could offer?