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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.

 

ARTPRENEUR OTTAWA 2017 CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 4, 2017Get 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.
8:30 – 9:30 REGISTRATION: Pick up your name tag and delegate bag
NETWORKING BREAKFAST: Coffee and continental breakfast
9:30 –10:45 KEYNOTE 1:             Alexandra Badzak Director and CEO, Ottawa Art Gallery                                       In conversation with The Latest Artists and Anna Williams.
11:15 – 12:15 CHOICE OF MORNING SESSIONS
A. Entrepreneurship Skill Basic: Social/Digital Marketing, Sponsored by: Alterna Savings
Picking the Perfect Platform
Stand out in the arts community! This workshop will help you determine who your audience is and how you can target and engage in web platforms. Learn how to leverage your brand, events and projects to become visible and create opportunities to grow.

Speaker: Christina Devine

B. Entrepreneurship Skill Intermediate: Social/Digital Marketing
Building Relationships Through Content
How to build authentic relationships through social media and good digital content.

Speaker: Toni van Eeden

12:15-1:15 NETWORKING LUNCH
1:15 2:15 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”.
Speakers: Don Monet, Michael Wallack, Carrie Colton
F. Music
From Basement to Stage: Developing Your Performance as an Emerging Artist, Presented by OMICCarolyn 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. Makers
Makers Gonna SellMaker Space North and Freewheeling Craft will talk about getting a shop online, and lead hands on exercises.

Speakers:
Sheri Chiprout, Makerspace North & Amanda Cockburn, Freewheeling Craft.

2:45 – 3:45 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
Look at ME! A session about video for social media. Get out there and get heard but also be seen. Pull back the curtain. Let ‘em have a peek. Explore how artists can use video to build a more engaged audience and gain more sales.
Speakers: Shawn MacDonell, 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: Erin Benjamin, Tim Desclouds
4:15 – 5:30 ONSTAGE COCKTAILS SPONSORED BY TOPSHELF DISTILLERY logo-topshelf

 

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