Upcoming workshops for Aboriginal Artists!
This past year we traveled to Tobique First Nation for a workshop on documenting art with Mark Hemmings; we also had a chance to visit Metepenagiag and St Mary’s with AAAPNB and Artslink where we gathered in a circle to share and discuss their path, their struggles, and goals in this career in the arts. These gatherings helped us identify some of the guidance the artists are seeking on their career path which led to the development for our upcoming workshops on networking, basic business skills and marketing with the help and support of some wonderful partnerships; JEDI, Ignite, MWC (Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre), St Mary’s First Nation and Metepenagiag Heritage Park. Thank you to our partners for your continuing support in the arts. Artists, we are looking forward to you seeing you in the fall and hearing about your wonderful summer! Eventbrite Registration will soon be shared through email and social media; please contact me for any further questions.
NETWORKING SKILLS FOR ARTISTS
Date: October 22nd 2015
Venue: Marshall D’Avray (UNB) Room 143, Dugald Blue Auditorium
Panel of experts from various arts disciplines will each give a short talk on how they connect with others with their work, selling their work and exhibiting work. Also with what tools they need when they make first contact or set up a meeting.
BUSINESS BASICS FOR ARTISTS
Date: November 6th 2015
Location: St Mary’s First Nation
Venue: St Mary’s Culture Center
Invoicing, budgets, record keeping, and a business plan.
MARKETING FOR ARTISTS
Date: February 5th 2016
Venue: Metepenagiag Heritage Park
Taking stock: identifying who you are, what you have to offer, who the competition is (who is similar, how are you different) at the local, national, and international level.
Identify marketing tools: examine your competitors. What marketing tools are they using? How effective are they? Are there opportunities that they are they missing/ignoring? And establishing a brand!
ALSO! Don’t forget the upcoming deadline for The Aboriginal Capacity Building Grant, November 15th, 2015!