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Business & Professional Development

Develop your professional practice, business skills and strategic planning with guidance from both government and non-government organisations.

Business Development

Artshub is Australia’s largest arts network. It is a member based organisation providing access to hundreds of jobs listed by Australia's top arts organisations as well as career advice from leading industry professionals; education and  professional development opportunities; grant and funding; industry news and rewards and exclusive member-only giveaways.

Business Queensland will get you started in business by covering planning finance and legal obligations, as well as:

Flying Arts Alliance Inc deliver workshops and projects remotely.  Their workshops build individual and community capacity, from providing arts acumen to individual artists through to developing a strategic plan to take your not-for-profit to the next level.  Topics include Setting up and running an Arts/Craft Business; Setting up and running a cooperative art space; writing a business plan, setting up your website and much more.

National Association for the Visual Arts leads advocacy, policy and action for a contemporary Australian arts sector that's ambitious and fair.

Performing Arts Australia is a national peak body representing and supporting performing arts presenters and creators in Australia by providing leadership, building capacity, and facilitating relationships that strengthen the connection between the art and the audience.

Screen Australia supports the development, production, promotion, and distribution of Australian narrative (drama) and documentary screen content. The agency invests directly in Australian television, film and digital original titles, and administers the Producer Offset tax incentive for Australian screen stories.

The agency also offers sector-building programs such as Enterprise, initiatives including Gender Matters and funding through Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department.

Screen Australia represents Australia’s screen industry internationally, including at festivals, markets and major awards. The agency also tracks and reports on industry health, maintains a database of Australian titles called The Screen Guide and provides free industry resources via Screen News.

Stage Queensland The organisation’s core strength is the on-going commitment of members to proactively meet and share expertise to advance the development and presentation of performing arts across major arts centres in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

TheatreiNQ's The Bridge Project aims to guide regional talent towards a career in the professional industry.  Devised by Terri Brabon and Brendan O'Connor, The Bridge Project is a unique place-and-train model created by theatre professionals for the development of young, emerging performing artists. The training package incorporates structured learning, immersion training, one-on-one mentoring, and informal learning opportunities.

What makes The Bridge Project unique is the variety of opportunities TheatreiNQ offers and the personal attention every 'Bridgee' receives. Members of the program are set up to succeed and are supported every step of the way by industry professionals.  Former Bridge Project members are always considered part of the TheatreiNQ family and continue to be mentored through the next phases of their training and/or careers, whilst offering mentorship to the next generation of Bridge Project Actors.

  • ThiNQ ED workshops are the perfect way for you and your students to engage with Townsville's own professional theatre company – TheatreiNQ, known for producing the annual Shakespeare Under the Stars in Queens Gardens and for staging an exciting annual theatre season of Australian, classic and new works.
  • What makes ThiNQ ED unique is not only the variety of experiences on offer, but also that we are based in North Queensland.  We are flexible to assist schools in our region during any term of the year and can tailor our work specifically to your needs.
  • ​TheatreiNQ is your professional theatre company so engage with us through ThiNQ Ed and let's work together to support Arts Education & Development in our region.  We are pleased to be able to offer a range of programs to assist you in developing a love and appreciation of good theatre and theatre practices in your students.

The Copyright Agency collects fees and distributes royalties to creator members for the reuse of text and images. Their members are authors, poets and playwrights, journalists, publishers, visual artists, photographers, cartoonists and illustrators and surveyors.

They manage the educational copying schemes, the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments' copying schemes, the Resale Royalty scheme for artists, and the special provisions for institutions assisting people with print disabilities – all by appointment by the Government or by the Copyright Tribunal.

Businesses demonstrating best practice governance, secure commercial licences from us for improved compliance and seamless work flow. They also have agreements with International Affiliates to license the use of foreign content here, and collect licence fees for Australian content used overseas.

Copyright Agency provides philanthropic support to Australia’s cultural community through our grants program, the Cultural Fund.

Townsville Business Development Centre helps Townsville and North Queensland small businesses to grow and succeed through individualised growth strategies and group-based business improvement workshops including grant writing, business continuity, tender writing, and LinkedIn.