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 resources with you!  Save it to your browser bookmarks folder for future reference.

We will continue to update this 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 DBP to continue to provide our services and resources at affordable prices.

Finders Keepers Melbourne Mark Lobo

The Finders Keepers Market Melbourne – Image by Mark Lobo 

Australian Design Markets, Trade Shows and Wedding Fairs

The Finders Keepers Markets

The Big Design Market


Bowerbird Design Market

Perth Makers Market

The Olive Tree Market

Handmade Market

Makers and Shakers Public Holiday by Alana Dimou

PUBLICHOLIDAY at Makers and Shakers market – Image by Alana Dimou

The Makers & Shakers Market

The Slow Fashion Market

Heide Makers Market

Rose Street Artist Market

Networking and workshop events

Sydney Design Festival

Vivid Sydney

TedX Sydney

Make-it Made-it Conference

Sydney Craft Week

Craft Cubed Festival of the Handmade

The Olive Street Market

The Olive Street Market – image from website

Creative Mornings

Networking groups

Mama Creatives

LMBDW (Facebook group)

Creative Women’s Circle

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

Sydney Made

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

Craft Victoria

Australian Design Centre

Web and Online Shop Solutions


Big Cartel





Transaction and Payment Solutions


PayPal Here

DIY Branding and Design

Canva – Logo Creator

Unsplash – Stock Images

Books and References

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

Apps for Productivity

Asana: organize tasks & work – Asana, Inc.

Afterlight 2 – Afterlight Collective, Inc

Small Business Education and Creative Business Inspiration

Extraordinary Routines

Kate Toon – SEO Expert, Copywriter, Author, Legend

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!


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