The Bendigo Creative Industries Hub is coming to Bendigo soon –  a local space where creative entrepreneurs can gather, work, learn, produce, connect and collaborate!

The Hub will be located at 23-35 Mitchell Street, Bendigo (the former Morley Johnson Building).

CoCreate, managers and creaters of The Hub have organised some workshops for us:

Making Your Creative Business Work For You

with Clare Fountain from Sorted4Life

6-8pm, Tuesday 16 October 2018
Bendigo Library

Book now – numbers are limited

Unlock your business potential and discover the best way to work ON your business to develop your goals, not just IN your business – and, with Clare, actually enjoy the process while you’re doing it!

Learn how to get the balance right between getting ‘lost’ in creativity and running a successful creative business. At the end of this workshop, you will have a one-page plan with clear goals to work towards, and improve all aspects of your business.

Clare Fountain from Sorted4Life is a professional ‘sorter of business’ and assists organisations, not only in Central Victoria, but all over Australia, to gain clarity and introduce systems and processes to achieve their best.


Style Your Story – Instagram For Creatives

with Briana Cowan from Mingle Media

1-3pm, Wednesday 17 October
Quest Schaller Hotel Bendigo

Book now – numbers are limited

Stories are a hot piece of social media real estate. It has been suggested that Stories will overtake newsfeed viewership in 2019.

Instagram is constantly updating new features on Stories. In this workshop we will go over why Stories will work for your business, how to use creative techniques for engaging your audience  with Instagram Stories and how to measure your efforts.


Networking For Growth: The How-To Workshop

with Rhonda Chapman (CoCreate Group) & Leah Ladson (Girls From the Go)

9:30-11:30am, Thursday 18 October 2018
Bendigo Library

Book now – numbers are limited

The modern business mantra is cooperation not competition and with good reason. Connecting with others grows your network, generates ideas, develops solutions to challenges, and focuses you on your business. Sounds great but not many people do it well.

Discover the secrets to solid networking relationships through conversations with your peers and people with loads of practical experience in maintaining networks.

Rhonda is a highly experienced collaboration and impact consultant, whose diverse experiences involve maintaining broad networks and adapting to complexities that are in constant change. She works with local, national and international groups to evolve solutions that relate to you and your enterprise.

Leah is one of Australia’s emerging go-to photographers for commercial and branding photography. Leah wears several hats in her business, she is a photographer, but also offers mentoring to start-up businesses, as well as being the owner and founder of regional group ‘Girls From The Go’ which supports regional women who run their own business.


Bread & Business

12 noon – 2pm, Friday 19 October 2018
Quest Schaller Hotel Bendigo

Book now – numbers are limited

Come together for our first Bread and Business networking lunch for creatives and enjoy a relaxed meeting of creative minds and bright ideas.

Over lunch guest speaker Bridget Robertson  will talk about her experiences in the world of creative business.

Jack of all trades and master of some – artist, musician, writer. Bridget’s pathway through the arts has been a varied and winding road. After studying ceramics at La Trobe University she fell into community arts and community cultural development. Her training and experience as an artist and musician has opened up many employment opportunities – from staging exhibitions with young people to running large scale music events.

Find out more about Bridget at or

Lunch will be followed by time to meet and mingle with other creatives.

Book your ticket(s) through eventbrite here.


These events are supported by Creative Victoria as part of the Bendigo Creative Industries Hub.