David Sharpe

David has a long history of assisting creative industry businesses on strategic, financial and operational issues. He is Senior Business Adviser at Generate (formerly Moneypenny Business & Taxation), and lectures at UTS on creative and cultural management. He spent six years as a Business Adviser with the federal government’s Creative Industries Innovation Centre. Prior to that he ran the business capacity building program for the Australia Council for the Arts and ran regional film office Film Illawarra. His focus is on assisting business owners to identify and pursue opportunities for growth. Hundreds of creative clients around Australia have benefited from his ability to mix business nous with a keen understanding of the creative process.  In 2015 and 2016, David delivered Regional Arts NSW’s Making Money Business workshops for Indigenous artists in 11 locations.

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