Registration deadline: February 23, 2018
Applicants must be a member of Creative Manitoba. Applicants will be notified about the results by the first week of March 2018.
Online learning available for rural and remote members!
The Art of Managing Your Career Spring 2018 is now open for applications! The Course is designed to address the need for business training for anyone with an existing arts practice including actors, craftspeople, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, new media content creators, visual artists, writers and the like. If you are a self-employed artist, or looking to increase the portion of your employment derived from your art, then this course is for you!
The workshop gives working artists the confidence and knowledge to successfully manage their careers or businesses in the cultural sector. The workshop material has been designed at a college/university level and is applicable to artists from all disciplines.
The workshop begins by exploring the attitudes and behaviours that may make it difficult for artists to recognize their transferable skills. It then builds components of a business plan and other self-promotion tools. A peer learning network will be established to support the participants once the workshop has been completed.
By the end of this course, you will have developed an extensive business plan, a marketing plan, and have a template for managing your finances, all while pursuing your artistic dreams!
The course is open to anyone with an existing arts practice including actors, craftspeople, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, new media content creators, visual artists, writers and the like. If you are a self-employed artist, or looking to increase the portion of your employment derived from your art, then this course is for you.
Course participants will be expected to:
Attend 12 scheduled sessions on March 6, 13, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6:30–9:30 pm
Participate in group activities during the sessions.
Complete assignments between sessions.
Commit to participating in the peer learning network that will be established during the course.
Become a member of Creative Manitoba
Participate in program evaluation sessions.
Organize and participate in a First Fridays in the Exchange event.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The course will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants drawn from across all artistic disciplines and therefore space is extremely limited.
Instructor: Heather Bishop
Heather Bishop, CM, OM, Hon. LL.D, is an accomplished musician/singer-songwriter, social activist, keynote speaker, visual artist, published author, teacher, and tradeswoman. She has been awarded the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, and an Honourary Doctorate of Laws. She is dedicated to an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just world.