Art of Managing Your Career–Indigenous Perspectives Intensive @ Creative Manitoba, Winnipeg [from 15 to 18 March]

Art of Managing Your Career–Indigenous Perspectives Intensive

15 - 18
10:00 - 19:00

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Creative Manitoba
300 - 245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S6
Photo: Bead work by Trip Charbs, former Art of Managing Your Career participant (

Registration deadline: March 15, 9am

Dates: March 15-18, 2018, 10 am-4 pm, with a feast to follow

Price: $120 for Creative Manitoba members / $160 for non-members Financial assistance is available. We never want cost to be a barrier to anyone!

We will have ASL interpreters on-site to welcome any Deaf artists.

For more information contact [email protected] or 204-927-2787.

The Art of Managing Your Career Indigenous Perspectives course presents an in-depth overview of the practical skills you need to grow your arts and culture career! Regardless of your creative discipline, this course offers an invaluable skill-set to creative entrepreneurs, including envisioning and developing a career strategy, developing a business plan, marketing and promoting your work, bookkeeping and budgeting tips!

For Indigenous artists working in any artistic discipline, for artists wanting an Indigenous perspective, and Deaf artists, this course covers both business and cultural topics, including:

Envisioning and developing a career strategy
Effective business and communication skills
Marketing and promoting your work
Managing projects, financial affairs, and legal matters
Cultural mapping and resources
Explorations of protocols
A history of Indigenous art in Canada
Indigenous art in public, commercial and/or community realms

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 the four day intensive workshops scheduled March 15, 16, 17, and 18, 2018 from 10am – 5pm daily, with a 1 hour scheduled lunchbreak.
Participate in group activities during the sessions.
Become a member of Creative Manitoba.
Participate in program evaluation sessions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The course will be limited to a maximum of 15 participants drawn from across all artistic disciplines. Therefore, space is extremely limited.

Instructor: Yvette Hawkes
Yvette Hawkes (Métis) is a Winnipeg based freelance visual artist specializing in custom mixed media artwork and acrylic paintings. Yvette is an instructor, writer and organizer, who revels in sharing her experiences, the good and the bad, as both a Small Business Coach and a Consultant.
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