News Release

Alterna Savings Announced As Title Sponsor of 2016 ARTPRENEUR Ottawa Conference
May 19, 2016

(Ottawa, Ontario) The Artpreneur Ottawa Conference announced today that Alterna Savings will serve as the title sponsor of the fourth annual conference, which is set to take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Alterna Savings is a financial co-operative that offers a full range of financial products and services, all with a commitment to supporting the well-being of their members, employees and communities.

“We are proud to invest into our local arts community through this partnership,” says Brian Lawson, Region Head, Member Experience, Alterna Savings. “We enjoy getting to know our community better, and we really like helping individuals find the best financial solutions available to them.”

As a partner at the conference, Alterna Savings will give practical financial help at their expo hall booth so artists can find smarter ways to make their money work for them. Delegates will be able to talk to financial advisors about how they can best meet their goals and financial well-being at clinics during the conference breaks.

“We immediately saw how we share similar values with the conference, as the Artpreneur Ottawa Conference aims to enable the arts community to achieve more through knowledge and skills,” added Brian Lawson. “We’re doing our part, by strengthening communities through partnerships with local non-profits, sponsorships of community events and grants where they’re really needed.”

This year’s conference theme is ‘Put Yourself on the Map’. Be inspired by artists and arts groups who work and thrive in our Nation’s Capital. The fourth annual, ARTPRENEUR Ottawa Conference 2016 will share insights about how to operate in this unique environment.

Ticket Information:
Early Bird tickets available for purchase on May 19 at 5:00 p.m.
$25  Students   
$45  Early Bird (May 19 – Sept. 23, 2016)
$75  Regular Price (after Sept 23, 2016)
Tickets available on Eventbrite at: 
An additional fee will be added to online tickets sales.
Tickets can also be purchased at all Ottawa School of Art and Wallacks Art Supplies locations, AOE Arts Council and at the Shenkman Arts Centre.
When and Where:
Saturday November 5, 2016
Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa, Ontario, K1E 0A1
Plenty of free parking
ARTPRENEUR Ottawa Conference aims to promote entrepreneurship in arts and culture by providing leading professional development programming and business skills 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.

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Cristiane Doherty, Conference Marketing    
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