The first of a series of 4 sessions on generating revenue for creatives. Join this 90-minute roundtable discussion for creatives and creative organisations on how to get started with donations and sponsorship.

Sharpe Advisory will lead this collaborative session that will give you insights into:

  • Being fit for fundraising
  • Building your base of donors
  • Starting conversations with potential sponsors
  • Stewarding relationships with long term supporters

Suitable for creatives and creative organisations of all levels of experience and practice areas. 

Supported by the City of Sydney & presented in collaboration with Brand X.

About Sharpe Advisory:

Sharpe Advisory helps people in the creative and digital industries thrive and achieve success. Sharpe Advisory provide real, practical strategic and development advice for individual creatives, not-for-profit and for-profit companies involved in the arts, events and the broader creative sector: photography, architecture, design, software, games, events, marketing, communication, fashion, film and TV. 

Roundtable presenters/facilitators: 

David Sharpe: David is a management and business consultant, specialising in creative and digital industries companies. His focus is on assisting creatives to identify and pursue opportunities for growth. Hundreds of clients around Australia have benefited from his ability to mix business nous with a keen understanding of the creative process.

Ann Hinchliffe: Ann’s strategic planning, advice and facilitation has guided the growth, income generation, effective delivery of mission and impact across the creative sector.

Participant Requirements:

Bring a notepad, ipad/laptop to take notes. Presentation will be provided after the session. Sharpe Advisory will also be referring to the Create NSW Creating New Income Toolkit.

Images by: Mathieu Stern on Unsplash


If you have access requirements for attending the show, please tick the access requirements box during the booking process. This includes booking companion card tickets. A Brand X team member will then be in touch to ensure we understand your requirements. If you require an interpreter, please email [email protected] 


Train: Town Hall Station 2-minute walk. 
L2 Light Rail: 2-5 minute walk from light rail platforms
Bus: 5 minute walk from Elizabeth Street, Stand C and D
Car: Wilson Parking, 14 Wilmot St, Sydney or Meriton Suite Parking, 100 Bathurst St, Sydney.


We would love to show you around the City of Sydney Creative Studios. Come 30 minutes before the session starts and we'll show you our Performance, Music, Digital and Visual arts spaces. Email [email protected] to register your interest.  


Want to cancel your ticket? Please email us at [email protected]. If you purchased a ticket, we can refund your tickets minus transaction fees of 1.75% + 30c. Please cancel/refund your ticket no less than 24 hours prior to workshop commencement. 

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