Artpreneur 2015


8:30 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m. Expo Hall: Vendors, services and resources
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Registration: Pick up your name tag and delegate bag
Networking Breakfast: Coffee and continental breakfast
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Keynote Address by The PepTides: Claude MarQuis, Olexandra Pruchnicky, Scottie Irving, Dale Waterman

Indie is a sound. Indie is a business. Indie is a way of doing things. For nine-member band and arts collective The PepTides, the “indie way” is found at every level of operation, from the creative process to their unique organizational structure to album tours. In this keynote address, The PepTides unpack their DNA in a business where necessity is the mother of innovation.

11:00 – 12:15 a.m. Choice of Morning Sessions
Business Skill
A. PR Basics: How to Sustain a Buzz & Build a Reputation

How to build your artistic reputation with integrity, and get recognition and critical thought and reviews of your work published.

Speaker: Ryan Gibson

Innovative Artists
B. Innovating Live Performances

How to get the most from your live shows and tours. What are the benefits of self-managing and booking your own shows versus working with agents.

Panelists: Menno Plukker, Agent; Tara Shannon, Artist Development Agent; and Olivier Fairfield FET.NAT

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch by Cuisine et Passion                                       
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of First Afternoon Sessions
Business Skill
C.  Financial Management for the Self-Employed Artist

Learn the basics of managing your finances and how to get the most out of our financial plan.

Speaker: Anne Perrault, Money Coaches Canada

Innovative Artists

D. Innovating Venue

How does occupying a venue/performance space build your audience and your cultural identity and how do you do that without a venue? Hear how Ottawa artists are creating and making it work without a traditional home.

Panelists: Emily Pearlman, Theatre Maker; Nathan Medd, managing director of English Theatre at NAC; Jason St-Laurent, Curator, SAW Gallery