If you want to find local creatives to collaborate with or support, then you need local children’s books publisher Old Mate Media’s Northern Beaches Creatives hub. Hear about our exciting new project we’ve just launched.
This week’s article is going to be a little different. That is, it’s not related to indie author publishing. Instead, I would like to introduce you to a new project we’ve just launched. It’s called Northern Beaches Creatives.
We’re very lucky to be based in a beautiful part of the world, the Northern Beaches of Sydney. The Northern Beaches is a bustling hub of creative energy, full of talented individuals across every creative sector. But how do you find them?
Kate and Chris wanted to find other local authors and artists for collaboration and cross-promotion. But they could not be found. It turns out local creatives don’t usually show up in location-based Google searches or in local business directories. The only option for discovery is word of mouth or posting in local social media groups. That simply wasn’t good enough. We’re a community that supports and loves our own, and we needed to make it easier for that to happen.
So, they decided that they could fix this, and over the last several months the team have been working hard behind the scenes to create a brand new creative directory called Northern Beaches Creatives.
This unique and free service not only allows locals to find and support their fellow local creatives, but will facilitate a collaborative approach that can lift the entire local economy and help thousands of families regain their feet in the post- COVID world.
Essentially a yellow pages for creatives
With a map, industry or profession-based search, it’s really easy for you to find amazing creatives in the Northern Beaches and for them to find each other.
With dynamic Facebook and Instagram channels showcasing local creative’s work, and promotion of their events, programs and services under one umbrella, Kate and Chris’ goal is that Northern Beaches Creatives will have a much greater impact and reach than any individual home page. Which is so important in this disconnected time.
Tell your creative friends
So why are we telling you about this? Firstly, we know that a lot of you are local authors we hope that if you know a creative person or business in the area, you can let them know about us and encourage them to create a profile! Or simply send us their info and we’ll drop them a line.
Win great prizes
Plus, we are launching with a fantastic competition open to everyone in Australia. You can enter the competition here. You can win one of four great prizes from local creative masterminds (including Old Mate Media of course).
We have already been amazed by the depth of talent and creativity in our area and can’t wait to see the site grow. We were fortunate to receive wholehearted support of the Northern Beaches Council with an Arts innovation grant. In fact, Northern Beaches Creatives received the largest arts grant for any single project in 2021!
So, take a visit to the site and have a look around. We would love to hear what you think and any feedback is very welcome. And if you’re based in Australia then make sure to enter into our competition!