If you value the handmade, the personal touch, the word-of-mouth, the friendly tip or the grassroots movement: you belong here.
Creative Women’s Circle is a community of women involved in creative industries who share information, inspiration and ideas.
What we do
- We hold talks with invited guest speakers
Speaker events are held approximately six times per year at various locations (see our events page for current locations), and feature an invited guest speaker along with opportunities to meet and interact with other creative women. CWC events are friendly and informal, and always entertaining and inspiring.
- We support and encourage eachother in our creative output
Regular members-only morning teas offer the opportunity to meet, support and advise each other in a small-group setting.
- We publish books
To date, Tess McCabe has published three books under the CWC banner. Conversations with Creative Women volumes one & two feature exclusive in-depth interviews with some of Australia’s most creative women about their work and creative lives. Graphic Design Speak is a resource for non-graphic designers. A guide book about contracts, copyright protection and law written specifically for creatives is due for release in 2014 with author and CWC speaker Sharon Givoni.
- We blog on a variety of topics relevant to creative women and creative business
The CWC blog is co-authored by a group of talented creative women based around Australia. Posts featuring interviews, book reviews, social media tips, exhibition reviews and business advice are uploaded weekly.
- We have different membership options
Joining CWC as a Member comes with a number of benefits, and helps the CWC continue to hold events, run the website and develop new initiatives. Alternatively you can subscribe to our mailing list at no cost.
- We have a searchable database of women in creative businesses
The Circle Database aims to promote the work of women from around Australia and the world and encourage collaboration and celebration of female creative talent. CWC Members have exclusive rights to publish a page in the database.
Behind the scenes
Creative Women’s Circle is managed by Melbourne-based designer/publisher Tess McCabe, with help from a small team of volunteer blog columnists and an event coordination assistant.
CWC is a micro-business, and Tess is responsible for almost all aspects. CWC survives on revenue from paid memberships, event ticket sales, book sales, and the generosity of our sponsors and small volunteer team. We receive no grant funding or monetary sponsorship.
Want to know more? Take a peek at our FAQ page.