Monica Davidson / Artlands 2023
Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on the creative industries, who has infamously never had a ‘proper job’. She began her creative life as a freelance journalist and filmmaker before starting a production company in the early 1990s. Her experience highlighted how unprepared creative people can be for a life of entrepreneurship. As she learned the basics, Monica started offering informal advice and running workshops to help other creatives with their freelance work. As her expertise grew she continued to work with creative practitioners, and more than 25 years later Monica is a renowned and award-winning expert in the fields of freelancing, creative industries and arts entrepreneurship. Through her social enterprise Creative Plus Business Group, Monica helps creatives at all stages of their careers to improve their business skills.