Creative Business Development

The resources listed below relate to the key business skills that artists and arts organisations need to sustain and grow their creative business. They are resources that Octapod and Culture Hunter members have found useful and are provided as a guide only.

Resources will continue to be added to this section, so please check back when you are looking for information, fact sheets or templates on a specific topic.

If you have a great resource that you would like to share with others, please email it to Christina Robberds via (Word version preferred, for web accessibility reasons).

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RESOURCE: Fundraising Guides and Fact sheets from Creative Partnerships Australia

Creative Partnerships Australia offers expertise and practical advice on arts philanthropy, fundraising and partnerships. Check out their Guides and Fact Sheets: Guides Tax guide for arts organisations Using IT in fundraising ... More

Risk Checklist for Events

Ensuring the safety of everyone involved in your event is important. Insurance companies often require you to provide a comprehensive risk assessment of your activities so that they can provide you with a quote for public liability insuranc... More

NAVA Code of Practice

The NAVA Code of Practice for the Professional Australian Visual Arts, Craft and Design Sector is the national best practice standard for the sector. It provides a set of practical and ethical guidelines for the conduct of business betwe... More

ACCESS | INCLUSION: Creative Access Newcastle SHOWREEL

Octapod has produced a 4 minute showreel that showcases inclusive arts practice in Newcastle.  Be inspired by what individual artists and arts organisations are doing to make their practice and activities accessible and inclusive of people... More

Governance: Good Goverance Principles and Guidance for Not-for-Profit Organisations

The Australian Institute of Company Directors have developed the Good Governance Principles and Guidance for Not-for-Profit Organisations (the Principles and Guidance). The Principles and Guidance: Are designed to assist boards in... More

GOVERNANCE: Checklist for good governance

Good governance is central to ensuring that boards and committees of Not For Profit community groups are effective at leading the organisation they serve while also meeting their legal and compliance responsibilities. The Not for Profit ... More

GOVERNANCE: Self-governance checklist for non-profit organisations

The Australian Taxation Office provides self-governance checklists for non-profit organisations. Having good governance practices in place helps non-profit organisations identify and manage tax and superannuation compliance risks and other ... More

GOVERNANCE: Governance Policy Bank

Our Community, via their Institute of Community Directors Australia, have a policy bank containing policies that are free for any not-for-profit organisation to download and use, so long as it is for a non-commercial purpose and that th... More

WANT MORE RESOURCES? Head to the Art Form Specifics  for resources categorised according to art form, including links to service organisations – many of which have free online resources as well as other handy fact sheets and templates.

Still can’t find what you are looking for? Contact Christina at Octapod via or call her on 02 4021 1605.

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