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Creatives Get Mutual Summit: Practical Tools For Building Collaborative Enterprise

What: A one-day, interactive workshop with keynote presentations and panel discussions.
Who: A stellar line-up of sharing economy experts, arts luminaries, political champions and co-operative business experts led by rebel lawyer, cartoonist and co-op activist, Janelle Orsi (USA).
Who for: Artists, creatives, sharing economy enthusiasts, policy makers, funders and practitioners
When: Monday 6 June from 9.00am-5.00am
Where: Peace Embassy, 826 George St (cnr Regent St), Chippendale NSW 2008

The Creatives Get Mutual Summit is an interactive one-day conference designed to equip you with take home tools for setting up and running a collaborative creative business. The Summit permits time to understand the practical challenges and explore the opportunities for creative industry practitioners to form collaborative businesses including co-operatives.

Expanding on the issues discussed at the Creatives Get Mutual Seminar on Sunday 5 June, this hands-on workshop challenges the creative industries to find new ways to survive in the competitive environment of the new sharing economy. The Summit focuses on shared ownership models for sustainable creative industries.

“Freelance journalists, filmmakers, musicians, designers, photographers, and other independent creatives, are facing shared struggles as it becomes increasingly difficult to build sustainable livelihoods while preserving the integrity of their work … What if creative professionals could own the means of their own production?”  Read Janelle Orsi’s preamble statement in full here.

Join rebel-lawyer, activist, author and cartoonist, Janelle Orsi, and these speakers and facilitators to unpack the ‘new’ sharing economy models. Co-op supporters Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie and Labor MP, Julie Owens, join the workshop for a live panel discussion.

The day includes a network luncheon and post conference cocktail event.
Read a statement from Peter Tregilgas, Curator.
See also linked event: Creatives Get Mutual Seminar

Panel Speakers/topics:

  • What role for government?
    • Senator Bridget McKenzie (Nationals) Victoria
    • Julie Owens MP (ALP) Member for Parramatta
    • Garry Cronan, Mercury Co-operative Centre
    • Melina Morrison, Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals
    • Amanda Warrington, Small Biz Connect / Clearly Business
  • What’s this sharing business?
    • James Winter, Director BrandX
    • Claire Marshall, Freelance filmmaker
    • Cameron Wall, Co-design Coop
    • Rainer Schlueter, Artist and former Regional Director Europe International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
  • Creative Cooperatives: On the ground experience
    • Bronwyn Bancroft, Director, Boomali Gallery (Indigenous art gallery, Leichhardt)
    • Daniel Potter, Artisitc Director, Shopfront Theatre
    • Other arts and creative cooperatives as identified
  • What is a co-operative? Legal entity and governance
    • Robyn Donnelly, Consultant and former Legal Manager for the NSW Registrar of Co-operatives and Associations
    • Alan Grieg, Director, Employee Ownership Association
  • Other Speakers/Panelists/Facilitators to be confirmed

Workshop presenter/Facilitator topic:

  • Collaboration and shared values – tools for community engagement
  • Dr Joanne Jakovich, Facilitator
    • Interactive engagement – sharing risks and rewards in a framework process to tackle systemic and complex social problems
    • Tools for aspirational change in real creative community and cooperative context.
    • Opportunities for attendees to explore innovative ideas, challenges and inspire a call to action

Design thinking- bring ten random things
Please note: Summit programme is subject to change without notice.

NOTE:  Creatives Get Mutual – Bursary Support.
Limited complementary registration spaces are available for Artists, Students and Cooperators.

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Creatives Get Mutual is proudly curated and presented by Social Enterprise Services Australia in association with the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) as a contributor of Vivid Sydney/Ideas.
Janelle Orsi travel has been generously supported by the BCCM and Employee Ownership Australia.  EmployeeShareOwnership

socialenterpriseservices-logoContact:  Social Enterprise Services, Peter Tregilgas, Principal
PO Box 923 Newtown NSW 2042
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