Creative Care / Be inspired

Support for creatives in a time of lockdown and freakout!
Check out these opportunities for you and your family to keep learning and creating!

How many ways can you think of to make money?

Creative businesses often need help to brainstorm all the possible ways to diversify their income streams (especially NOW) and become more financially sustainable.

Diversify Your Creative Income is an interactive online workshop that allows participants to discuss the various general ways that creatives can make money (including services, goods and passive income), and includes practical exercises to help brainstorm those ideas.

The workshops examines:

  • Identifying your Core and Complementary Skills;
  • The Minimum Viable Offering;
  • Using a Skills Audit to inspire ideas;
  • How to identify a ‘good’ idea;
  • Helpful resources and more.

The workshop is tailored specifically to creative businesses who are (or want to be) self-employed, and the tips shared are relevant no matter what your profession – filmmakers, writers, musicians, designers, visual artists, performers – all are welcome!

This program is presented in partnership with Wollongong, Kiama, Wingecarribee and Shoalhaven Councils.

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The Wingecarribee Vocal Muster (WVM) is a not-for-profit organisation assisting secondary school music students in the Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Mulwaree shires.

What Does WVM Do?
Support and encourage emerging vocal talent from local high schools and give them the opportunity to share their passion by performing while gaining vital experience and confidence to help them grow as a performer, pursuing their dream to sing.

Awards Dinners
Three awards events and a Grand Final dinner are run throughout the year for finalists to perform along with guest judges and special guest performances. Prizes are awarded on the night including cash prizes, music vouchers and singing tuitions

All secondary school students attending school in the Wingecarribee, Wolondilly or Mulwaree Shires can enter, head across to the auditions page to complete the entry form and attend one of the Friday night auditions.

The April 2020 Vocal Muster Masterclass teach students what is required of a professional performer. It’s not for them to just turn up 5 mins before the set and perform. The programme assists the student by giving them the skills that will eventually lead to them becoming ‘performance ready’ and a confident artist. The mentoring from an industry professional makes the experience of performing less stressful as well as getting them into a routine of what is expected of a professional. An important key objective is for students to be encouraged to value themselves and their talent. The WV Muster wants to be part of the change that musicians value themselves as well as the fee they deserve and receive.

2020 Tutors include:

Nicholas Hammond: Performance/Musical Theatre
Zoe Carides: Performance/Musical Theatre
Steve Balbi: Current Trends
Dave Letch: Breathing/Alexander Technique
John Martin: Performance
Andrew Lloyd: Creative Pathway
Dr Karen Cummings: Interpretation of Songs

For more information go to the Wingecarribee Vocal Muster website or Facebook page


Richard Lane
M 0430 206 001


If you’ve found yourself with some extra time on your hands, it could be a great time to catch up on some self-promotion tasks, like updating your Weave profile or signing up to be listed on the directory – it’s FREE!

Weave is an online directory of visual, literary and performing artists within the Wingecarribee, Shellharbour, Kiama and Wollongong regions of NSW. Weave is designed to showcase, promote and connect local artists with audiences and investors. It is also a space for our creative community to connect and collaborate.

You can browse the Featured Artists or click on the Search tool to explore the directory to connect with local artists in your area of interest.

For more information and to sign up, visit the website:




Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is the national youth theatre company. It exists to connect young people with the professional theatre industry locally, regionally and nationally. It’s the principle on which the company was founded in 1963 and it’s what drives them today.

Australian Theatre for Young People specialises in integrating professional theatre practice with supportive youth theatre process, working with all levels of the arts industry, from the most celebrated national companies to the smallest youth theatres. Its work supports young people from their first theatre experience to their first professional production.

As Australia continues to close doors during the COVID-19 crisis, ATYP is opening digital doors so you can stay involved in its workshops, to make sure the world we inhabit remains creative, imaginative and big.

ATYP will continue to provide top-quality drama programs, giving young people a creative outlet during this challenging time. Young participants will have a place to meet each week to build new skills, interact, move, talk, create, rehearse and share work.

From the beginning of Term 2, its weekly workshops will move online! A selection of its regular programs will be facilitated live each week via Zoom and Google Classroom. Participants will work with a skilled ATYP tutor and classmates in an interactive online space from the safety of their homes.

ATYP wants to ensure our community feels supported across this time. It has created a space where young people can continue their favourite extracurricular activity, developing their drama and theatre-making skills and connecting with their peers – a space where parents and carers can feel confident that their children are receiving a fun, dynamic experience from ATYP, Australia’s national theatre company.

What does an ATYP online drama course involve?

  • A fun warm-up lead by an ATYP tutor
  • Drama games
  • Drama exercises in voice, movement, improvisation, play building, scene work, and script analysis
  • Storytelling exercises
  • Writing and performing monologues and scenes
  • Interacting with classmates through doing scene work (this will be through using Zoom as an online platform to communicate and connect with your tutor and fellow classmates)
  • A dedicated Google Classroom for each class where students can access work and the Zoom links for classes

Got any questions about ATYP Online workshops? Visit the ATYP website:

To learn more about workshops please email its Workshops team