Make a living from your art


Are you actively involved in the arts like music, design, theatre, dance or graphic design and want to make it your career?

Bass Coast Shire Council and Auspicious Arts Incubator present the hugely successful Secrets of Success workshop, which provides a unique blend of professional development training, practical advice and mentorship.

The Auspicious Arts Incubator is dedicated to helping artists wherever they are. Secrets of Success is a fast paced fun workshop where you can learn honest and practical business and marketing skills you to need to thrive as artists and arts businesses. It keeps the ‘art’ at the centre of the ‘business’, and takes participants through a comprehensive evaluation of their own work as entrepreneurs, offering real tools to manage their finances, time and mental attitudes towards creativity as a rewarding and lucrative business.

Presented in an engaging and interactive manner, the day dispels many of the limiting beliefs artists have inherited about being an artist in business. What's common knowledge in other industries can be alien to artists, who frequently don't have access to the knowledge and resources required to develop long-term strategies. This one-day event aims to turn that situation around.

The Secrets of Success seminar will be held on Saturday, 16 July at the Cowes Cultural Centre from 8.30am to 6.00pm. Tickets are $30 (including lunch), or arts businesses have the option of purchasing a $50 ticket, which gains them access to a more intimate, follow-up workshop on Sunday, 17 July.

Tickets are available online by visiting

This arts-focussed seminar was created to meet the demand for practical help from artists in regional locations and has been inspiring and helping artists right across Australia, from capital cities to small towns since 2013.