The Business of Art is a series of ongoing professional development workshops and talks designed & produced for artists, performers and arts organizations on the Sunshine Coast. Each month from September – May we explore a range of topics that connect with the business side of creative work, from using social media as a promotional tool, record producing to photographing work either visual or performance. 

Past guests include: Annie Briard, Alison Taylor, Meghan Flood, Chad Hersler, Steve Wright and many others.


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.


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

January 27, 10am–1pm
This workshop will introduce best practices for the artist’s professional portfolio.
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Social Media Strategies

February 24, 2019, 10am–1pm
A workshop on various Social Media platforms - how to determine your target audience, create a base of followers, set up a social media calendar, and more!
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The Business of Art – Grant Writing 101

March 31, 2019, 10am–1pm
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!
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The Business of Art – Creating your Artist Website

April 28, 2019, 10am–1pm
A hands-on workshop that explores all options for creating your own artist website
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The Business of Art – Artist Rights

May 26, 2019, 10am – 1pm
This workshop will delve into important legal information for all artists, from copyright basics to contracts.

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 Documenting Your Work - Feb 6 (Member $40)
 Documenting Your Work - Feb 6 (Non Member $50)
 Documenting Your Work - Feb 13 (Member $40)
 Documenting Your Work - Feb 13 (Non Member $50)
 Documenting Your Work - Feb 20 (Member $40)
 Documenting Your Work - Feb 20 (Non Member $50)
 Writing About Your Work - Mar 5 (FREE)
 Putting Together A Proposal- Apr 2 (FREE)

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