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Head Carpenter

Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE)
App Deadline: 28 / 06 / 2017

Workshop Coordinator

C2 Centre for Craft
App Deadline: 30 / 06 / 2017

Coach Access: One-on-One Learning for Artists!

February 3, 2017, February 27, 2017

Dates: Feb 3–27, 2017
Location: 3rd floor, 245 McDermot Ave
Cost: $20 for 30 minutes/$30 for 60 minutes

ACI Manitoba is proud to offer our members and 245 McDermot co-workers the chance to participate in our Coach Access Program for Winter 2017! This new round of Coach Access Programs provides you with access to professionals to receive personalized, one-on-one coaching in the following areas:

  • Headshots and Photography with Leif Norman
  • Grant writing with Bev Pike
  • Marketing & Branding with David Pensato
  • Finances & Accounting with Shane Matthewson (MKM Management)
  • Creative Law with Andrew Buck
  • Studio Visits with Hannah Godfrey (ACE ART)


Grant Writing w/ Bev Pike
Friday, Feb 10th, 2-5 pm

Bev Pike has raised millions of dollars in art funding as a grant writer for artists and organizations since 1984. As an artist, she has received senior arts grants from the Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council and Canada Council. Pike is known for her large-scale land-form paintings, her videos and her artist-books that have been shown across Canada in solo and group exhibitions. Her works are held in the Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England as well as in public and private collections across North America. Pike’s current artistic research includes performative landscape, underground shell grottoes and other Baroque spectacles.

Areas of expertise:

  • Grant writing
  • Funding agencies (WAC, MAC, CCA, etc)
  • Artist statements, Bios, CVs


Law Advice for Artists w/ Andrew Buck
Friday, Feb 17, 1-4 pm

Andrew has a business law practice, with a focus on electronic commerce issues. He provides guidance about online delivery of goods and services, privacy and access to information, anti-spam law compliance and intellectual property control and capitalization.

His practice also includes a significant research and analysis component. Andrew advises clients on a variety of issues, creates policies and advocates on behalf of his clients, to help them respond to their legal challenges and opportunities. Andrew received his law degree from the University of Manitoba in 2009, and was awarded the University Gold Medal for the highest standing in the Bachelor of Laws program. He was called to the Bar in 2010.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Start-ups
  • Intellectual property
  • Corporate commercial
  • Social media

Studio Visits w/ Hannah Godfrey (Ace Art)
Monday, Feb. 20th, 1-4 pm

Join Hannah Godfrey - curator and director of Ace Art - in this artist's studio visit. Talk to Hannah about your practice, art theory, how to apply to gallery shows, and how to get involved as a curator. Hannah is a writer, contemporary storyteller, inter-disciplinary artist, mixtape-laptop DJ, and designer. She is interested in collectivity, place-making, and recollection.

Areas of expertise:

  • Applying to galleries
  • Contemporary art practices and theory
  • Curating
  • Gallery operating / arts admin

Headshots & Photography w/ Leif Norman
Friday, Feb 24, 1-5 pm

**PLEASE NOTE** : Included in this coaching session the participant will get a complimentary headshot in addition to being able to consult with Leif. Therefore, this coaching session ONLY costs $40 for the half-hour.

Leif Norman is an all-purpose commercial photographer for Winnipeg’s Arts and Culture scene. He shoots portraits and headshots; dance and theatre; festivals and events. He is also the executive director of Winnipeg’s Flash Photographic Festival.

Areas of expertise:

  • Photography
  • Headshots
  • Online platforms (Instagram / Tumblr / Flickr)
  • Software (Photoshop / Lightroom / etc)

Finances & Accounting w/ Shane Matthewson, CPA, CA
Fri, Feb. 24, 1-4 pm

Shane Matthewson is a JUNO/ Western Canadian Music Award winning musician and Chartered Professional Accountant with 10 years of public accounting, income tax, and small business management experience. In addition to being an active musician, Shane also works for MKM Management Services, which provides high-quality business management, finance, accounting & income tax services for artists, entertainers, & small biz, specializing in the music industry.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Budgeting
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Financial Reporting
  • Personal and Corporate Income Tax
  • Sales Tax (GST/HST and PST)

Marketing & Branding w/ David Pensato
Mon, Feb. 27, 1-4 pm

David Pensato has worked as a communications professional for nearly a decade. In that time he has established himself as a hard-working, client-focused and innovative thinker in a broad range of public and private sectors. Specializing in “interactive brand and strategy”, David has consistently developed innovative approaches for integrating online with offline marketing, engagement, and interaction. Prior to branching out as an independent brand strategist and marketing consultant in 2009, David served as Director of Communications for McNally Robinson Booksellers and as an Account Executive and Strategist for an award-winning boutique interactive firm.

Areas of expertise:

  • Branding and brand strategy (the overarching brand expression)
  • Marketing plans (campaigns, resources, setting and reaching marketing goals)
  • Content marketing / planning (development of content over time in service of the brand strategy or marketing plans, language, messaging, press releases, promotional materials)
  • Building online presence (evaluation of websites, social media approach and presence)