Business Plans

SME Business Plan Template 

Business Plan for Artists

Business Plan from Entrepreneur Magazine

Open Colleges: How to write a business plan

Legal templates

Contract Store

Smashing Magazine (international but still useful)

Biz Tree

General Resources

Artright website

ICT toolkit for artists 

Department of Arts and Culture Resources Centre (their strategic plans, application forms etc.)

Open Colleges: Personal Branding Guide

Legal and Accounting Resources

Legalese: Creative law firm aimed at Artists

Legal Aid: Legal Aid

Department of Arts and Culture




Copyright and Intellectual Property

Wipo country profile

Business Management

Business management and financial consulting for artists

Tax information

Business management and financial consulting for artists

Helpful Articles

“Don’t fear the contract”

“Protecting Your Music on the Internet”

“Safekeeping of Business and Artistic Records”

Media Culture Work- Various articles

Website help

Free website templates for artists


Developing Cultural Industries – Learning from the Palimpsest of Practice

  • It gives an insight into the way a European debate resonates and has a meaning in a global perspective
  • It advances the empirical understanding of the cultural industries in West Africa
  • It challenges the extent to which European action can and should inform progress of the cultural industries elsewhere.

Song Lines – mapping the South African live performance landscape

Gauteng Dance Indaba Report by David April

Assemblage Research Report