Inspiring Keynote and Speakers to Help Artists Map Out Their Success
Artpreneur Ottawa Conference Nov 5, 2016 Program Reveal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
(Ottawa, Ontario) This year’s Artpreneur Ottawa Conference, presented by Alterna Savings, will give artists the directions to map out their journey to success. At the Shenkman Arts Centre on Saturday, November 5, 2016 conference delegates will engage in conversations and explore approaches to working and thriving in a capital city.
Delivered by successful Ottawa artists and arts groups, this year’s keynote and panel speakers, will inspire local and emerging artists to stay and create in the National Capital. The fourth annual Artpreneur Ottawa Conference 2016 will share insights about how to operate and grow in this unique environment.
The keynote address will be delivered by an inspiring trio of speakers with one of Canada’s most accomplished singer-songwriters Lynn Miles, theatre creator and producer and the first CBC Radio One (Q) artist-in-residence Adrienne Wong and contemporary visual artist Jinny Yu recently presented at the Venice Biennale. All three speakers have presented their work locally, nationally and internationally. They will share their various paths and discuss the career decisions that put them on the map. From finding success at the community level to the international stage, from finances to creative output, this keynote will be a dynamic multidisciplinary conversation about the diverse landscapes in which artists work and how they structure meaningful careers.
Delegates will have the opportunity to build their own Artpreneur path by choosing from a variety of speaker panels. They can learn about designing a creative business map with RedBrick Rooster, or take part in a discussion with touring theatre artist Nancy Kenny and folk musician Lynne Hanson about “making it work” locally, provincially and nationally. Learn about finding other sources of funding with host Michael Wallack owner of Wallack's Art Supplies and Dan Gainsford of Windpath Media, or find out how to navigating Ottawa’s media landscape with Jessica Ruano, theatre producer and founder of the podcast Just Another Gala. In the afternoon the award-winning Kimothy Walker will discuss marketing strategies, while Tara Shannon of Willow Sound Artist Development and Megan Piercey Monafu of CSArt Ottawa discuss the role of collaboration in the arts. Each session will provide multiple opportunities for Ottawa visual and performing artists to have meaningful exchanges.
Read the complete overview of the program and speaker bios at www.artpreneurottawa.com.
The one day conference will be held at the Shenkman Arts Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016. A $75 delegate pass provides access to: a networking breakfast, the keynote address, a choice of morning session, a catered healthy lunch by Cuisine & Passion, all-day access to the Expo Hall, the choice of three afternoon sessions and a ticket to the Harold Shenkman Hall networking event.
The conference will be hosted by led local culture leader Barbara Laurenstin, arts blogger and host of the cultural magazine/entertainment show Entre nous on TV ROGERS.
Always popular, the Expo Hall of businesses, funders and service organizations will provide attendees with engaging demonstrations, customized services and product discounts and personal advice.
This year’s program had strategic inputs from an Advisory Committee that included representatives from the Acting Company, Community Arts + Social Engagement, eSAX, Invest Ottawa, Musicians’ Association of Ottawa-Gatineau, Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, RedBrick Rooster, SAW Video, SPAO, Willow Sound Artist Development.
The annual conference is expected to welcome up to 150 emerging and established artists, and post-secondary students pursuing a professional career in the arts. This conference is an exceptional opportunity for Ottawa visual and performing artists to network, share best practices and build on their successes moving forward.
EARLY BIRD EXTENDED UNTIL OCT. 3, 2016
$45 Early bird
$25 Full-time students
$75 Regular price
Tickets available online at Eventbrite (an additional fee will be added to online tickets sales)
Tickets can also be purchased all Ottawa School of Art and Wallacks Art Supplies locations, AOE Arts Council and at the Shenkman Arts Centre.
When and Where:
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016
Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa, Ontario, K1E 0A1
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Conference Programming
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Networking Cocktail – Harold Shenkman Hall
ARTPRENEUR Ottawa 2015 wishes to acknowledge the generous support that enables the Conference to operate and promote its programming. Thank you to presenting sponsor Alterna Savings, the Ottawa Business Journal (media partner) and web development by Zehn + Studio.
About ARTPRENEUR Ottawa Conference:
ARTPRENEUR Ottawa Conference aims to support entrepreneurship in arts and culture by providing leading professional development programming and business skills for artists. The Conference is a co-produced by AOE Arts Council, Ottawa School of Art, the Shenkman Arts Centre and Wallack’s Art Supplies.
Cristiane Doherty, Conference Marketing