A series of Sunday morning lectures and workshops designed & produced for artists, performers and arts organizations on the Sunshine Coast. Topics will explore the business side of creative work, from using social media as a promotional tool, record producing to photographing work either visual or performance.

2019

The Artist’s Toolkit from A to Z

January 27, 2019
Presented by Annie Briard

annie-briardMany aspects of an artist’s career involve professional documentation and written materials, be they for proposals to galleries or grantors, sales, and presenting one’s work to the public online. This workshop will introduce best practices for the artist’s professional portfolio, including the artist resume, biography, statement, and artwork documentation. Participants will be guided through determining which approach is best suited to their needs, and will consider samples to leave better equipped to refine their own materials.

Annie Briard (BFA, MFA) has extensive teaching experience including as an Instructor in the undergraduate program at Emily Carr University where she teaches studio art, theory and professional practice courses. Since 2015, she has been the Public Engagement Progammer at ECUAD and previously was the Director at CARFAC. Her solo exhibitions have been presented across Canada and she has participated in shows internationally, including at the Three Shadows Photography Centre (Beijing), Lincoln Film Centre (NYC), the Switzerland Architecture Museum (Basel), Matadero Madrid, among many others. Her public art projects have been commissioned by the Vancouver Art Gallery, Capture Photography Festival, the city of New Westminster, the city of Victoria and others.

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Social Media Strategies

February 24, 2018, 10am – 1pm
Presented by Meghan Flood

Meghan will explain the differences between various social media platforms and how to choose the right ones for your promotional purposes. Meghan will talk about the various Social Media platforms, how to determine your target audience and create a base of followers, how to set up a social media calendar, as well as the value of visuals and how to “go viral”.

Meghan is in her final year of Geography and Professional Communications at UVic. In the past two years of her degree, she has focused heavily on Social Media and Digital Communications, studying and putting into practice how to manage and market an online presence. She was the Social Media and Administrative Assistant at the SCAC this past summer, and is excited to return and share how to successfully market yourself as an artist through the world of Social Media.

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Grant Writing 101

April 28, 2018, 10am – 1pm
Presented by Chad Hersler

Chad will lead a hands on workshop that explores the nitty gritty of grant writing for the arts in BC and Canada. Bring your projects, your ideas, and lets dive in!

Chad is the Executive and Artistic Director of Deer Crossing The Art Farm – a Sunshine Coast based organization of creative community builders. Since The Art Farm was officially formed in 2008, Chad has overseen the development of an annual outdoor festival (Synchronicity 2009-2015), FUSE Community Work Hub: a shared work space for creative and social entrepreneurs on the Sunshine Coast, eight seasons of The Rainforest Circus: a site-specific interdisciplinary collaboration between artists, their community and a local rainforest, The Smart Farm Project: a land-use innovation that provides affordable housing for young farmers and catalyzes new farms, Human Nature: three years of youth-led community-engaged arts programming inspired by ecological themes, and The Imagination Network: a partnership between an academic institution, a health care organization and The Art Farm to co-create, produce and perform a theatrical production in collaboration with people living with dementia. Before his stint with the Art Farm Chad worked as a professional actor and writer for over 15 years. Chad lives two kilometres up the Port Mellon Highway with his amazing wife and two awesome children.

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Artist Rights

May 26, 2018, 10am – 1pm
Presented by Annie Briard

annie-briardMany an artist with a few years under their belt has unfortunate stories to share involving legal matters. What should be done if your image is appropriated? What happens if a gallery loses your work? How can you protect yourself when embarking upon a work commission? This workshop will delve into important legal information for all artists, from copyright basics to contracts.

Annie Briard (BFA, MFA) has extensive teaching experience including as an Instructor in the undergraduate program at Emily Carr University where she teaches studio art, theory and professional practice courses. Since 2015, she has been the Public Engagement Progammer at ECUAD and previously was the Director at CARFAC. Her solo exhibitions have been presented across Canada and she has participated in shows internationally, including at the Three Shadows Photography Centre (Beijing), Lincoln Film Centre (NYC), the Switzerland Architecture Museum (Basel), Matadero Madrid, among many others. Her public art projects have been commissioned by the Vancouver Art Gallery, Capture Photography Festival, the city of New Westminster, the city of Victoria and others.

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Pricing

Members : $15 per talk/workshop
Non Members: $25 per talk/workshop

Other costs may be required for supplies during the workshop. These will be provided upon registration.

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Registration is required either in person at the arts centre or via our website (please see online form below).

Space is limited, drop ins will be welcome if there is space to accommodate.

This series is made possible by funding from BC Arts Council and Sponsorship by Sunshine Coast Credit Union

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 The Artist's Toolkit for A to Z (Member $15)
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 Social Media Strategies (Member $15)
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 Grant Writing 101 (Member $15)
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 Artist Rights (Member $15)
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