Fall 2019 session now open for applications!
Closing date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Online application form HERE
If you are a self-employed artist or looking to increase the portion of your employment derived from your art, this course is for you!
IMPORTANT NOTE: The course will be limited to a maximum of 15 participants drawn from across all artistic disciplines and therefore space is extremely limited. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by August 16, 2019.
The Art of Managing Your Career is for working artists to gain the confidence and knowledge to successfully manage their careers in the cultural sector, developing an extensive business plan, marketing plan, and template for managing finances.
Price: $200 – The cost of this course per artist is $1000 with 80% subsidized by Creative Manitoba’s funders. Each artist is required to pay the remaining $200 of their fee (payment plans available upon request).
The course material has been designed at a college/university level and is applicable to artists from all disciplines including actors, craftspeople, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, new media content creators, visual artists and writers.
The course 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 is 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!
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.