ownership, language, structure and sharing for a creative new economyWho's driving the Bus!Creatives Get Cooperative - Workshop builds on the insights...

Creatives Get Cooperative - Workshop



University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Creatives Get Cooperative - Workshop

Event Details

ownership, language, structure and sharing for a creative new economy

Who's driving the Bus!

Creatives Get Cooperative - Workshop builds on the insights of the Vivid Ideas Exchange Seminar (Sun 4 Jun) and seeks to generate and/or build practical creative collaboration projects and find a practical outcome for creatives as potentially sustainable collaborative ventures.

Now it’s time to get our hands dirty...Creatives Get Cooperative - Workshop builds on the previous day Seminar to deliver an extended workshop that will incubate ideas, collaborators and share practical tools and identify models for collaboration and start-up resources.

The Workshop program will provide three key elements:

Panel Discussion

Key speakers from the seminar will adding value to context of Creatives ownership, language, structure and sharing in the new economy with an open exchange between speakers and participants.

Panelists: Joshua Vial / Prof Ghil’rd Zuckerman / Natalia Nikalova / Peter Tregilgas

Shared mapping - Map Jam

Co-operate Sydney will facilitate a “Map Jam” to identify and map Sydney’s Creatives sharing resources. The information gained will assist the workshop focus and identify resources. 

Co-operate Sydney is facilitated by: Claire Marshall / Dr Patricia Morgan / Katherine Tobias

Open Participation

Practitioner / Practical Tools including:

  •    Mastermind/hot circle: Problem ID & resolution, peer knowledge & collective support
  •    Income & Livelihood Pods incl: Income Pooling & Shared Pooling
  •    Collective decision making:  formation, agreement & guides

Workshop will be facilitated by Joshua Vial catalyst and co-founder of the New Zealand based innovative social experimental network: ”Enspiral”.

On the Bus …

Tickets for the Creatives Get Cooperatives - Workshop includes entry to the Seminar. Sun 4 Jun

The wheels of the bus go …

Creatives Get Cooperative – Seminar & Workshop is directed to artists, performers, musicians, screen media, arts and creative organisations and management, government (F/S/L) creative industry units, community engagement divisions and policy initiators. artist representatives and artists labour market representatives.


Creative Get Cooperative is assisted by:

Full details of the Program including any amendments and last minute updates:

www. http://socialenterprise.com.au/creative-get-cooperative-vivid-ideas-2017/


Share the fare … Bursary Support*

Through the generous contribution of Creatives Get Cooperative associates, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Co-ops NSW, limited complimentary registration spaces are available for Students, Collaborators and Cooperators who may not have financial resources to purchase a ticket …

Bursary registration is essential to be eligible for Bursary Support:

Register here*: Creatives Get Cooperative – Bursary Registration

Bursary support is made possible by the generosity of:

  • You: 
    • Individuals & Organisations are encouraged to buy “Pay One Forward” Tickets to support bursary attendance (2 Tickets – includes one for bursary distribution)
  • Project Associates:




(see also: www. http://socialenterprise.com.au/creative-get-cooperative-vivid-ideas-2017/)


Enspiral is a global network of entrepreneurs and start-ups working on stuff that matters. Enspiral lives in high-trust, personal relationships. Principles of collaboration, autonomy, transparency and diversity and the processes, agreements and culture form the foundation of the network. A cooperative in structure, Enspiral has quickly become one of the world's pioneers in new ways to organise work.

Creatives Get Cooperative workshop, Enspiral and other participants will share their experiences and experiments to form sustainable cooperative and collaborative ventures. The focus is on outcome development:


Culture is at the heart of the Enspiral network. We'll examine the cultural and technical processes and practices used to build a network and strengthen ventures and humans within it. Processes include: participation, agile processes, personal and professional development, checkins, external facilitators, communication retreats, away days, feedback, retrospectives and kindness.

Experimental and Open Source:

Experiments fuel ongoing understanding and are key to ensuring that whatever we're doing — governance, customer or project-related — is validated (or not). Taking an experimental and considered approach unlocks new learning and possibilities for projects and our ongoing evolution. Creativity is based on — you don't know what works until you try and no one else will know unless you share it!

Governance and Finance:

Agreements define the important processes at Enspiral. The process for creating and changing agreements is defined by the way in which Enspiral make decisions which in turn is defined by the way in which the participants establish trust and accountability for individuals and ventures within the network. Enspiral will discuss some of their experiments in collective strategy setting, 'catalysts' and 'independent pods'.

The Creatives Get Cooperative Workshop is a practical challenge for practitioners, arts management, creative innovators and government policy makers to embrace community ownership of creative assets and provoke arts and creative organisations to consider incorporating collaborative cooperative business models as a key to ownership of creative assets and creative freelancers labour market opportunities in a new shared economy.

Co-operate Sydney – Map Jam

Over 90 cities around the world have participated in a city-based Map Jams to map shared community resources. Co-operate community-building events will map Sydney’s sharing resources with the event being held as part of the Vivid Ideas 2017 – Creatives Get Cooperative. We will disseminate the information gained throughout the community in a series of fun, engaging workshops designed to help participants connect to their community and live more sustainably. 


Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.