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Art of Managing Your Career

AMYC logoCreative Manitoba is now presenting The Art of Managing Your Career course with Heather Bishop in Winnipeg.


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The Art of Managing Your Career is designed to address the need for business training for self-employed artists in all disciplines.

The workshop modules give working artists the confidence and knowledge to successfully manage their careers or businesses in the cultural sector. The workshop material has been designed at a college/university level and is applicable to artists from all disciplines.

Based on adult education principles, the workshops are highly participative and provide opportunities to practice and use skills and competencies essential to career self-management.

The workshop modules begin by exploring the attitudes and behaviours that may make it difficult for artists to recognize their transferable skills. It then builds components of a business plan and other self-promotion tools. A peer learning network will be established to support the participants once the workshop modules have been completed.

The overall learning objectives are to undergo a change in attitude: from uncertainty about effectively managing your career and business in the arts, to a strong belief that you have the knowledge, skills and tools to be successful.

  • You will develop at least three new skills for managing your career as an artist.
  • You will develop a practice using five to seven key processes and tools that support managing your own career.
  • Finally, you will identify at least three benefits of peer learning and peer learning networks.

By the end of this course, you will have developed an extensive business plan, a marketing plan, and have a template for managing your finances.

A blog will be set up for the class and you will be expected to contribute as you research, develop and create your business plan. With diverse disciplines at the table, the more you network with each other, the richer will be your learning experience.

You will be expected to do on-line research and complete assignments outside of the classroom experience.

About the Instructor: Heather Bishop
Heather Bishop, CM, OM, Hon. LL.D, is an accomplished musician/singer-songwriter, social activist, keynote speaker, visual artist, published author, teacher, and tradeswoman.  She has been awarded the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, and an Honourary Doctorate of Laws.  She is dedicated to an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just world.

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