ARTPRENEUR OTTAWA 2017 CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 4, 2017
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.
|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
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”.
Getting past the Gatekeeper
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.
Makers Gonna Sell
Maker Space North and Freewheeling Craft will talk about getting a shop online, and lead hands on exercises.
Speakers: Sheri Chiprout, Makerspace North and Amanda Cockburn, Freewheeeling Craft.
|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
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: Shawn MacDonell, Creativision
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, Adrian Göllner
|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 2017 Schedule and Speakers