Maker Business Resources

Over the past 10+ years in the Australian independent art and design community, we have accumulated a lot of helpful contacts in our network and we want to share those maker business resources with you!  Save this page to your browser bookmarks folder for future reference.

We will continue to update this Maker Business Resources list over time, and if you think anything is missing, or you’d like to submit your website for inclusion, please contact us here.

NB: In the interest of transparency some links below are affiliate links. These allow MGTH to continue to provide our services and resources at affordable prices. Read our affiliate policy here.

Australian Design Markets, Trade Shows and Wedding Fairs

We also manage an up-to-date events calendar which includes market applications and upcoming events. Find it here!

The Finders Keepers Markets

The Big Design Market


Bowerbird Design Market

Perth Makers Market

The Olive Tree Market

Handmade Market

The Makers & Shakers Market

The Slow Fashion Market

Heide Makers Market

Rose Street Artist Market

Perth Makers Market

Perth UpMarket

Wedding UpMarket

BrisStyle Markets

Networking and workshop events

Sydney Design Festival

Vivid Sydney

TedX Sydney

Sydney Craft Week

Craft Victoria Events

Creative Mornings

Networking groups

Mama Creatives

Creative Women’s Circle

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

Bris Style Inc.

Copyright, Intellectual Property and Arts Law

Copyright Act 1968

Arts Law Centre of Australia

Australian Copyright Council

Creative Commons

Government Design and Craft Organisations

Australian Council for the Arts

Craft Victoria

Australian Design Centre

Maker Business Web and Online Shop Solutions


Big Cartel



Elementor (for WordPress)



Email Marketing Software


Inventory Management


Transaction and Payment Solutions


PayPal Here

Branding and Design


Canva Mobile App

Template Mobile App

Unsplash – Stock Images


Creative Market

Books and References

Owning It: A Creative’s Guide to Copyright, Contracts and The Law by Sharon Givoni

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

The Mindful Leader: 7 Practices for Transforming Your Leadership, Your Organisation and Your Life

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 15th Edition

Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad by Austin Kleon

This is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn To See by Seth Godin

Tribes: We need you to lead us by Seth Godin

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin

Organised Enough by Amanda Sullivan

Daily Rituals Women at Work by Mason Currey

A dream about lightning bugs by Ben Folds

Apps for Productivity

Asana: organize tasks & work – Asana, Inc.

Afterlight 2 – Afterlight Collective, Inc

Maker Business Education and Creative Inspiration

Extraordinary Routines

Maker Based Groups and Workshop Spaces

Maker Space & Co


107 Projects

Sew Make Create

Recommended Podcasts

Jacky Winter Gives You The Business – The Jacky Winter Group

The frankie Podcast – frankie magazine

All In The Mind – ABC Radio National

Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda – Alan Alda

How I Built This with Guy Raz – NPR

The Tim Ferriss Show – Tim Ferriss

TEDTalks Business – TED

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations – Oprah

Lady Startup – Mamamia Podcasts

Do you have a business, co-op, networking group or workshop space you think should be listed here?  Please contact us with the details and we’ll add any relevant links!

Please note some of the links above are links to our affiliates. To learn more please read our Affiliate Policy.

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