News Release

The New Essential Guide to Being an ARTpreneur
August 14, 2014

Early Bird Conference Tickets on Sale

The 2014 edition of the ARTPRENEUR Ottawa Conference will focus on the necessary business skills and tools visual and performing artists need to succeed. The one day conference will be held at the Shenkman Arts Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

Leading creative industries experts and accomplished members of the artistic community will motivate and inform conference delegates (professional, recreational and student artists) on how to transform their passions into professions.

The program will feature an inspirational keynote address about Transitioning Careers by Andrew King, real-world experience workshops, relevant product and service demonstrations, a financial pavilion and numerous networking opportunities.
From 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. speakers will participate in a lively panel discussion with audience interaction about what should be considered essential business practices for an ARTpreneur.

Keynote Address: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Transitioning Careers
Andrew King, Professional Artist and Illustrator
Presenters and Workshops: 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Getting Online and Promoting
Adrian Salanumovic, Co-Founder of Crated.com and WorkshopX
11:00 to 12:00 p.m. Demystifying eCommerce
Brent Mondoux, CEO of N-VisionIT Interactive
2:15 to 3:00 p.m. Gallery Submissions and Artist Calls
Don Monet, Co-Owner and Director of Cube Gallery
2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Top 10 Legal Issues Artists Face
Tanya Woods, Artists Legal Services Ottawa (ALSO)
3:35 to 4:20 p.m. A Balancing Act: Commercial vs Artistic Photography
Claude Brazeau, Master Photographer
3:50 to 4:35 p.m. The Musical Artpreneur
Robin Moir, Treasurer and Secretary of the Musicians’ Association Ottawa-Gatineau

 

Ticket Information:
One full day including: networking breakfast, keynote address, demos, expo hall, financial pavilion, networking lunch, panel discussion and a choice of three workshops.
     $35 (for full-time students and early bird before September 1, 2014)
     $50 after September 1, 2014

Tickets available online at: www.eventbrite.ca  (an additional fee will be added to online tickets sales)
Tickets can also be purchased all Wallack’s Art Supplies and Ottawa School of Art locations, AOE Arts Council and at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

When and Where:
Saturday, October 18, 2014     8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa, Ontario
Free parking

Conference Sponsors:
ARTPRENEUR Ottawa 2014 wishes to acknowledge the generous support that enables the Conference to operate and promote its programming. Thank you to the Ottawa Business Journal (media partner), Sotek Printing (official printer), Jackpine Digital Inc. (official photographer) and web development by Zehn + Studio.

About ARTPRENEUR:
ARTPRENEUR 2014 aims to promote entrepreneurship in the creative industries and become Ontario’s leading business conference for artists. The Conference is a collaborative effort between AOE Arts Council, Ottawa School of Art, the Shenkman Arts Centre and Wallack’s Art Supplies.
http://artpreneurottawa.com/
https://www.facebook.com/artpreneurottawa

Media Contact:
Cristiane Doherty,
613.580.2767  cristiane@artsoe.ca