Category Archives: Creative industries Back

Running a Creative Company in the Digital Age : How to successfully set up your own media company (ebook)

Author: Lucy Baxter In the modern media industry digital content production is cheaper, more democratic, and accessible, and it’s becoming easier to do things your own way. So what if you want to set up on your own? This book will guide you through the joys and pitfalls of running your own creative company in … Read more

Be Creative : Making a Living in the New Culture Industries (ebook)

Author: Angela McRobbie In this exciting new book Angela McRobbie charts the ‘euphoric’ moment of the new creative economy, as it rose to prominence in the UK during the Blair years, and considers it from the perspective of contemporary experience of economic austerity and uncertainty about work and employment. McRobbie makes some bold arguments about … Read more

Applications open for $4 million grants program to grow creative-tech maker spaces across Australia

“Applications for a $4 million federal government grants program to instill creative, tech and entrepreneurial skills in young students around Australia have opened. The four-year Maker Projects grants scheme opened applications on Thursday to help schools and community groups establish dedicated maker spaces for students to gain practical skills in design, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. … Read more

Photo startup ArtLife wins $10,000 in prizes at Brisbane’s hackathon for creative tech

“A photo startup that is aiming to “make metadata sexy” has won $10,000 in prizes at the second annual creative tech hackathon hosted by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) in Brisbane. ArtLife is an app that will integrate with mobile devices and the cloud so people can easily sort and search for saved photos using … Read more

New research resource available for entrepreneurs!

We currently have a short trial of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database. This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample … Read more

Why this founder in QUT Creative Enterprise Australia’s Fashion Accelerator almost ditched the “horrifying” industry

“Queensland startup founder Evie Willsteed is on a mission to create better alternatives for fashion lovers in an industry where the profit of many popular brands come at what she says are “horrifying” costs. “I watched a few documentaries about the fashion industry and thought: oh, that’s horrifying I can’t partake in this anymore,” she … Read more

Crafter’s Market : The DIY Resource for Creating a Successful and Profitable Craft Business (ebook)

Author: Abigail Patner Glassenberg All over the world, creatives are turning their hobby into their livelihoods and Crafter’s Market offers the competitive edge you need to make your craft your career. This comprehensive guide will introduce you to a new world of possibilities for taking your craft to the next level. To help you on … Read more