Schedule

ARTPRENEUR OTTAWA 2017 CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 4, 2017

Canada 151 – Let’s Get to Work

CANADA 151: Let's Get to Work

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, get inspired by the artists and arts groups who work and thrive in our Nation’s Capital. The theme for the fifth annual ARTPRENEUR conference is Canada 151: Let’s Get to Work. We’ll bring together artists, business leaders and more to explore what’s next after Canada’s sesquicentennial year, and how we can develop momentum and keep the energy going for local artists. We’ll also reflect on the ways in which 2017 was a disruptive year, and how we can use disruption as a positive force to build new models and practices.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

8:30 a.m.– 9:30 a.m. REGISTRATION: Pick up your name tag and delegate bag
NETWORKING BREAKFAST: Coffee and continental breakfast
9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. KEYNOTE 1: CANADA 151, LET’S GET TO WORK,  Richcraft Theatre
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. CHOICE OF MORNING SESSIONS
A.  Entrepreneurship Skill Basic: Social/Digital Marketing 

Picking the Perfect Platform

Find out which platforms make the most sense for you, and how you can make the best use of each of them.

Speaker: Christina Devine

B. Entrepreneurship Skill Intermediate: Social/Digital Marketing

Building Relationships Through Content 

 

How to build relationships over social media, and create online content and branding.

Speaker: Toni van Eeden

C. Roundtable 

Creative Industries and the Arts in Ottawa

How do creative industries intersect with the arts, and how can this industry impact the careers of local artists?

Speakers: Komi Olaf, more TBD

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.   NETWORKING LUNCH
1:15 p.m.-2:15p.m. CHOICE OF DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC SESSIONS
D. Visual Art 

The Future of Gallery Sales

Are you wondering about the current state of the commercial gallery and art sales in Ottawa and across Canada? Are you curious where your work might fit in, or whether this is the route you should take? This panel of curators, gallery owners and artists will help you navigate your way through the ever-changing landscape of “The Gallery”.

E. Theatre 

Getting past the Gatekeeper

F. Music 

From Basement to Stage: Developing Your Performance as an Emerging Artist

Presented by OMIC

In this panel discussion, Carolyn Coté (Arms of the Girl) and Scott May (Bar Robo) draw from their experiences as artist and venue owner respectively, to help provide tips for positioning yourself as a live performer early in your career. From booking your first shows to building community, these pros help identify opportunities to share your talents in conventional and unconventional ways. The panel is moderated by Colin Mills (Coordinator, Music Industry Arts at Algonquin College).

Speakers: Carolyn Coté, Scott May. Moderated by Colin Mills.

G. TBD 

 

2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. CHOICE OF SECOND AFTERNOON SESSIONS
H. Entrepreneurship Skill Basic 

Business of the Arts Basics

An overview that prepares you to get your work out there, including developing your C.V., bio and artist statement.

 

 

Speaker: Remco Volmer

 

I. Entrepreneurship Skill Intermediate 

Promo Video

Research shows that 75% of web traffic is generated from video. Explore how can artists use video to build momentum, tell their stories and show their followers what they are up to.

Speakers: Creativision 

J. Roundtable 

HQ Ottawa

How can artists be based in Ottawa, and still bring their work to the wider world? This roundtable explores how artists in different disciplines manage national and international work

 

Speakers: TBD

4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. KEYNOTE 2: DISRUPTION AND PRODUCTIVITY
4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. ONSTAGE COCKTAILS
See the 2016 Schedule and Speakers

Producers