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Creative Entrepreneurship 2017

March 11, 2017

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time: 9 am–5 pm
Location: 4th Floor classrom–245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
Cost: $10 for members, $25 for non-members

Creative Entrepreneurship is a one-day symposium for emerging artists to learn essential skills about growing their career in the arts, from finances, to grant-writing, to attracting media to your event.  Learning comes from young, experienced local artists like this year’s Keynote Speaker Sarah Anne Johnson, and panelists Freya Olafson, Mike Petkau and writer/graphic novelist Gmb Chomichuk.

Creative Entrepreneurship is aimed to emerging artists leaving post-secondary education and looking for practical skills on how to grow their arts career, post-university. The symposium is open to anyone with an existing arts practice including visul artists, actors, craftspeople, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, new media content creators and writers. A continental breakfast and lunch are included for the low price of admission.

Keynote speaker: Sarah Anne Johnson
Join world renowned, Winnipeg-based artist Sarah Anne Johnson as she discusses her acclaimed journey as a photographer and multi-disciplinary visual artist. From her graduate studies at the Yale School of Art, to multiple nominations for Canada’s coveted Sobey Art Award, to her most recent performance art work, Johnson will provide an illustrated overview of her career thus far.

Gmb Chomichuk: writer/graphic novelist
Michael Falk: Artistic Director, Jazz Winnipeg/musician/producer
Freya Olafson: contemporary dancer/choreographer

Grant Writing 101: Learn the basics of applying as an individual artist to MAC, WAC and the Canada Council for the Arts in this informative session.

Finances for Artists: Learn the basics of accounting, taxes and all things finances with artist/musician Heather Bishop.

How to Attract Media Attention: Learn how to get the media interested in your art or event. Experienced public relations expert Matt TenBruggencate provides some helpful info for artists who want more attention from the media.


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