Art of Managing Your Career – Indigenous Perspectives


November 6


06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Event Category:

Downtown Events

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Creative Manitoba Indigenous Program

300-245 McDermot Avenue

Winnipeg, MB, Canada, R3B 0S6

The Art Of Managing Your Career Indigenous Perspectives course covers both business and cultural topics for Indigenous artists working in any artistic discipline.

The Art of Managing Your Career – Indigenous Perspectives course presents an overview of the practical skills you need to grow your career as an artist and creator!

We will open each evening with a sharing circle. Followed by learning an invaluable skill-set for 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, this course covers both business and cultural topics over 8 sessions, 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 or emerging arts practice including traditional craftspeople, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, hand drummers, new media content creators, visual artists, writers and knowledge keepers. 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.

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, and found your creative community, all while pursuing your artistic dreams!

Instructor: Yvette Hawkes, CCP
Yvette Hawkes (Métis) is a Winnipeg-based freelance Visual Artist specializing in custom mixed media artwork and acrylic paintings. She has started and sold two companies, and was recognized as a finalist for the 2013 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. When she’s not creating, Yvette is a Business Coach and Trainer for the YMCA-YWCA Self Employment Program (SEP), plus a Partner and Senior Researcher at McCarthy Hawkes Consulting.

Guest Artists to Be Announced !

The course will run for 8 consecutive Wednesday evenings in October and November 2019, from 630pm-9pm each night.

There are only 10 spots available.

$120 Members of Creative Manitoba, $170 Non-Members, Subsidies and Assistance Available

For more information about the course please contact or 204.927.2787

Registration Deadline October 4, 2019

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