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07 2011

Art Works – Entrepreneurship In the Arts Conference

Syndicated from: Canadian Youth Business Foundation

“From Passion to Profession.. Make ART WORK” The Arts & Culture Industry is one of the fastest growing economies in our country today. What does it take to turn your talent into a successful business? The passion for your art, the proper tools and the right training. The Art Works Conference is a one day arts & entrepreneurship conference designed to give you resources and information to help transfer your creative skills to a business context. The day will be filled with presentations on business skills geared to the artist, invaluable networking opportunities amongst peers and industry professionals, a facilitated panel discussion with leaders in the arts field in Ottawa and featuring dynamic key note speakers: Dr. Jennifer Dickson, CM, RA, LLD, Dr. Jennifer Dickson is one of Canada’s most distinguished photographic artists. Over the span of her impressive career her work has shown the world over, and is included in the permanent collection of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, an affiliate of the National Art Gallery. The National Archives of Canada established the Jennifer Dickson Fonds, a project ongoing until the artist’s death which will eventually hold all of the artist’s original photographic material. Jennifer was named to the Order of Canada (CM) in 1995, awarded an honorary doctorate (LLD) in 1988 by the University of Alberta, Edmonton and elected to the Royal Academy of Arts, London, England in 1970 (RA.) In 2002 she was given the Victor Toglesy award by the Council for the Arts, Ottawa, for cultural leadership. Key Note Speaker: Paul Portelli Paul Portelli is a specialist in retail design, merchandising and event coordination. As well, he operated a gallery/sculpture studio in Warkworth, Ontario for 22 years. He has worked with many major retailers in Visual Merchandising and has developed and planned many major. His past clients have Included Holt Renfrew, Microsoft, Proctor and Gamble, Lindt Chocolates and Mercedes Benz. He is the author of articles on trends in visual merchandising in many Canadian publications, such as Crafts Plus, Style and Men’s Wear Canada and has made regular guest appearances on television shows, Cityline, Craftscape and Savoir Faire. Presentation Topics Include: - Branding & Message Essentials for Creatives on Social Media - CARFAC Ontario – Information for Artists and Artists’ Contracts - Funding for Artists and Art Focussed Businesses - The Ins & Outs of Starting a Business in Ottawa - Own the Room! Your Network is Your Net Worth! - Navigate Your Way Through the Advertising Maze! - Accounting Basics for the Artist - Sell the Hell Out of Your Art! Tickets are $35 and include the registration breakfast and networking lunch. This event it brought to you by the OCRI Entrepreneurship Centre, a locally run non-profit that focuses on providing business skills to Ottawa residents. For more information please contact: Leah Myer at 613 – 580-2424 ext 20083 or email

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