Artisan Business Resource Centre

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The Artisan team are committed to supporting our clients and creative businesses. We want to make sure that you have all the resources you need. It has been amazingly positive to see the way all of you creatives have come together and supported each other.

We are lucky enough to be able to speak to the wider creative community and industry, using the feedback, requests and insight from you all, we have been able to put together a business resource centre. This will be updated as and when new updates come about. 




Here are some helpful resources and tips we have put together for our candidates and creatives out there.

Artisan Creative Industry Sentiment Survey

Take part in the research that will shape the recovery of the creative industry and add your voice.


Artisan's Creative Industry Sentiment Survey will give you solid information around past performance but will also dissect COVID-19, the impact it is having, innovations that have come from it and how businesses intend on recovering.

Artisan Remote Working Help Sheet for Your Staff 

If working from home is new to you, we have put together a work sheet for you to give you a little support and a few helpful tips.

Need creative and digital freelancers, contractors or permanent staff?

It is very clear that we have numerous supportive, experienced and inspiring creatives, confident and ready to go at a moments notice. All interviewed, reference and folio checked, with varying creative and digital skills. All of our creatives are ready to go if and when you need any short term, immediate help. Don't hold on, get in touch now and utilise our freelancers.  







We have compiled the web pages set up by the Australian Government to give you the most up to date information surrounding COVID-19 and the current situation.

Australian Government: Department of Health 

The Australian Government are managing the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia as a health emergency. They will update this page everyday with the current situation, latest case numbers and related information.

Australian Government: Coronavirus (Covid-19) News and Media 

Get the latest news and media updates around COVID-19.

Australian Government: Response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Find our how the Australian Government is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, who they are working with to limit the spread of the virus in Australia and what you can do to help.

Government Coronavirus (Covid-19 App) 

Stay informed. Download the official government "Coronavirus Australia" app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, or join their WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.




The Government has announced a $130 billion JobKeeper payment to help keep more Australians in jobs and support businesses affected by the significant economic impact caused by the Coronavirus.


Around 6 million workers will receive a fortnightly payment of $1,500 (before tax) through their employer.


The payment ensures eligible employers remain connected to their workforce and will help businesses restart quickly when the crisis is over.

Supporting Businesses to Retain Jobs - FACT SHEET

JobKeeper Payment FAQ's 

If your business has been significantly impacted by the Coronavirus you will be able to access a wages subsidy to continue paying your employees. Under the JobKeeper program, you will be able to claim a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per eligible employee from 30 March 2020. This assistance will help you keep staff and restart when the crisis is over.

JobKeeper payment - Information for employers

To register your interest, you can visit the Australian Taxation Office





There is a lot of information being distributed at the moment and plenty of new entitlements and stimulus packages, for now, here are the current entitlements you have and how to access them.

Update of stimulus support for freelancers and sole traders during COVID-19 - MYOB

 What stimulus support is available for freelancers and sole-traders during COVID-19?

Business and Industry - Coronavirus Update (COVID-19) - Victoria State Government 

Keep up to date  with Information and advice for the business and industry (non-healthcare) sector from Victoria State Government.

Directions issued by the Chief Health Officer - Victoria State Government

A State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria from 16 March 2020 until midnight on 13 April 2020 to manage coronavirus (COVID-19).

Business Support Fund Guidelines - Business Victoria

The Victorian Government has announced a $500 million package, the Business Support Fund (the Fund), to support small businesses that employ staff and are subject to closure or highly impacted by the shutdown restrictions announced by the Victorian Government as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus Business Support - Business Victoria

Advice, updates and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus COVID-19

Economic Survival and Jobs Package, Business Support Fund applications open, Business restrictions, Develop business continuity and recovery plans, Australian Government Economic Stimulus Package business measures, Mandatory Code of Conduct on commercial leasing, What should you tell your staff? Working for Victoria Fund, Can your business run events? and More information.





There is a lot of information being distributed at the moment and plenty of new entitlements and stimulus packages, for now, here are the current entitlements you have and how to access them.

$10,000 grants to provide fast relief for NSW small businesses battling COVID-19

Thousands of small businesses across NSW struggling to cope with the COVID-19 shutdown will receive grants of up to $10,000 under a new assistance scheme announced

COVID-19: What you need to know - NSW Government 

Keep up to date  with Information and advice for the business and industry sector from NSW Government.

Financial Support for Business - NSW Government

Support is available if you’re affected by COVID-19 and experiencing financial difficulty.



There is a lot of information being distributed at the moment and plenty of new entitlements and stimulus packages, for now, here are the current entitlements you have and how to access them.

COVID-19 Business Support 

The Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) is responsible for administering the following scheme on behalf of the Queensland Government in response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 information - Queensland Government

The COVID-19 novel coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation and is severely impacting our lives on a global scale.

Advance Queensland

Advance Queensland is here to support our innovators, entrepreneurs and researchers as they face this enormous challenge, from funding world-class scientists to assisting businesses and industry with recovery packages.

Recovery Packages - Queensland Government 

We can help you find the COVID-19 government recovery package information that may help you and your business.





Health and wellbeing is more important now more than ever, here are a few resources that can help you out surrounding COVID-19, mental health and staying healthy whilst staying in.

Australian Government - How to protect yourself and others 

The Australian Government tips that everyone must do to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect those who are most at risk. 

Mental Health Australia Resources 

There are many resources to which you can refer for information about mental illness. Helplines, websites and government mental health information services provide a range of services. 

The New Daily - Staying Healthy at Home

As COVID-19 continues to spread, establishing a home workout routine is a safe alternative to going to the gym.





You might find that you have some extra time on your hands at the moment, if you do, why not use this time to up skill and use some of the free resources out there.


AGDA Events

Here are a number of events (majority moved to virtual events) presented by AGDA. 

CreativeMornings Free Virtual Events

CreativeMornings is the world's largest face-to-face creative community - a global breakfast lecture series serving local creative communities in over 200 cities.

LinkedIn Learning (One Month Free Trial)

Take advantage of the LinkedIn one month free trial of personalised learning experiences and courses taught by real-world professionals.

Google Digital Garage

Discover a range of free learning content designed to help grow your business or jumpstart your career. You can learn by selecting individual modules, or dive right in and take an entire course end-to-end.

Khan Academy 

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalised learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. 


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Here are some websites that are heaped with good news stories, wholesome content and things to brighten your day. Take a visit and get a smile.

The Good News Network - Australia

The website, with its archive of 21,000 positive news stories from around the globe, confirms what people already know—that good news itself is not in short supply; the broadcasting of it is. - GOOD NEWS FEED

More good news stories from, as you can never get enough.


More good news stories from ABC News, as you can never get enough.