Creative Exchange is Creative Victoria’s professional development program which focuses on the business of being a creative.

We’re partnering with ArtsHub in 2023 to deliver a new series of webinars for people working across the arts and creative industries. Free and open to all, the Creative Exchange Webinars offer access to experts, practical guidance, insights, ideas and trends to help you navigate the new creative landscape and thrive.

What is the Creative Exchange?

Creative Exchange is a long running professional development and networking event program available to anyone working in the creative industries who wants access to the most up-to-date information across the sector.

These free or low cost, monthly events host national and international experts from across the arts, culture, screen and design sectors and cover a wide range of topics.  We look forward to welcoming you at our next event.

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Introducing the Creative Exchange podcast

The Creative Exchange Podcast delves into topics affecting artists and the creative community such as AI, career sustainability, funding and more. Produced in partnership with Creative Victoria and ArtsHub as part of the Creative Exchange program.
Each episode we’ll be exploring a range of topics aimed at helping Victorian artists and workers in the creative communities to operate their businesses and enhance their practices.
Episode 1 – Catching Curveballs
Guests: Christian Leavesley and Debra Allanson (Arena Theatre) and Estelle Michaelides

In this first episode, we talk to some creative people who have been thrown a curveball and used their ingenuity and innovation to not only survive it but thrive in whole new ways.

Whether it’s a funding cut, a natural disaster or a pandemic that seems to come out of nowhere, the resulting challenge can present both individual artists and arts organisations with a potentially insurmountable roadblock.

Episode  2 – Mentorship
Guests: Collette Brennan (CEO of Abbotsford Convent) and Daniel Santangeli (Artistic Director and co-CEO of Footscray Community Arts)

The second episode of the Creative Exchange series looks at mentorship. Join host ArtsHub’s Madeleine Swain as she talks to a range of people in the creative sector who have extensive knowledge and experience of what it’s like to be involved in mentorship – on both sides of the equation.

Learn how to start a mentorship relationship, how to manage the boundaries and expectations, and what resources you can access to help you along the way. This episode is in two parts, with part two coming soon.

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More resources

Our Artist Essential Toolkit series focuses on snappy advice for making money from your art, including podcast production, selling art online and social media best practice. Watch the series via the link below.

View our Artist Essential Toolkit series

Take a look at the resources we have from the Creative State Summit where people working across the creative industries come to learn from leading thinkers and practitioners from across the cultural landscape.

Watch Andrew McIntyre from MHM talks through the findings of the Audience Atlas Creative Exchange video resources