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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 Revisited: Adrienne Wong

Artists Revisited(8)by Rachael Webb

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!

Setting Your Stage: The Art House Café

ArtHouseCafeby Ariane Bell Vila

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!

Marie Bilodeau: Top 5 Take-Aways

Marie Bilodeauby Ariane Bell Vila

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.

Sharon Johnson: Top 5 Take-Aways

Sharon Johnsonby Ariane Bell Vila

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.

Jessica Ruano: Top 5 Take-Aways

Jessica_Ruanoby Ariane Bell Vila

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.

Nancy Kenny: Top 5 Take-Aways

Nancy_Kennyby Ariane Bell Vila

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.

Beyond Grants: 3 Steps for Finding Alternate Arts Funding

Christina Devine discusses avenues for alternative funding at Artpreneur 2016by Nina Jane Drystek

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.

Making it Work: 4 Approaches to Growing an Arts Career

Making It Workby Nina Jane Drystek

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.

Putting Yourself on the Map: 3 Tips for Building an Arts Career

Putting Yourself On The Mapby Nina Jane Drystek

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.

This Business of Art – Key Points for Putting Yourself on the Map from Artpreneur 2016

The Business of Artby Nina Jane Drystek

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.