What is Artpreneur? What have participants learned? What advice do arts professionals have to offer? Follow our blog throughout the year for insight into building your arts career.
Artists (Re)visited is a new series shining a spotlight on different artists throughout Ottawa. This week we chat with theatre artist (and ARTPRENEUR 2016 keynote) Adrienne Wong. Click to read more!
Ottawa’s Venues: Setting Your Stage is a new blog series discussing what local venues look for in artists and musicians. The first post features The Art House Café, click to Read More!
On Monday, April 24, 2017, Marie Bilodeau spoke on the topic of preparing for and teaching online courses at Origin Trade in Ottawa for Artpreneur Chats.
If you missed the chat, here are the top five take-aways to help you prepare for teaching your next (or first) webinar! Read more.
On Monday, March 27, 2017, Sharon Johnson spoke about her experiences as an art curator for Irene’s Pub at The Tea Party Café in Ottawa for Artpreneur Chats.
If you missed the chat, here are the top five take-aways to help you prepare for your next showing at a local venue! Read more.
On Monday, February 27, 2017, Jessica Ruano spoke about her experiences in marketing at Wilf & Ada’s in Ottawa for Artpreneur Chats. If you missed the chat, here are the top five take-aways to help you market your next project! Read more.
On Monday, January 30, 2017, Nancy Kenny spoke about her experiences with crowdfunding at Pressed in Ottawa for Artpreneur Chats. If you missed her chat, here are the top five take-aways to help you with your next crowdfunding project! Read more.
In Canada, many artists, arts groups and arts organisations seek out government funding to realise their projects, but not everybody gets all the funding they need. So how can you get your arts project off the ground with alternative funding? In the Beyond Grants panel at Artpreneur, Michael Wallack, of Wallack’s Art Supply, led a discussion about sponsorships with Dan Gainsford, Christina Devine and Zachary Daylor. Here are three steps from their conversation about finding private sector funding. Read more.
As with most careers, in the arts you learn along the way. For some artists that means running into their career head on, while others take their time to become established. Nancy Kenny, Melanie Yugo, Anik Bouvrette and Lynne Hanson each had different experiences which they shared during Artpreneur’s Making It Work panel. These four tips highlight the learning experiences of each panel speaker. Read more.
Getting out there and becoming known is one of the biggest hurdles emerging artists face. The next challenge is staying visible. So how do you get on the map and stay there? This was what Artpreneur’s 2016 keynote panel addressed as three professional artists at different stages of their professional careers took the stage: Jinny Yu, Adrienne Wong and Lynn Miles. During their discussion three main points for mapping out an arts career emerged. Read more.
Though many people have a high regard for the arts, the idea that someone is pursuing a professional career in the arts can seem unrealisable or unattainable compared to other more common place professions. It can also seem this way to artists, emerging and professional, who are struggling to make a career of their art. This is where the Artpreneur Conference in Ottawa comes in: it provides artists with new ways to think about their practice and career. Read more.