Building Your Career: A national conversation for visual artists
Most visual artists are self-employed and encounter great challenges as they attempt to succeed creatively and economically. At CARFAC, we are committed to providing artists with resources and tools to help them thrive. Under the banner of Building your Career, this conversation will travel across Canada, and will examine ways that artists can develop and advance their career. Coming soon to a city near you! Details on events will be updated as they become available.
Saturday, June 3 2017
CN Theatre, MacEwan University, Building 5, room 142, 10460-105 St NW
CARFAC National and Visual Artists Alberta-CARFAC welcomed artists to Edmonton June 2 to 4, for our 2017 National AGM and Conference. Conference events included the CARFAC National AGM, four professional development presentations, an award ceremony, several exhibition receptions and tours, and other social networking opportunities
Prince George, British Columbia
Saturday, September 23 2017, from 1-4pm
Two Rivers Gallery, 725 Canada Games Way
Workshop: Modes of Making a Living as an Artist, led by Bill Horne
Navigating the art world can be confusing and overwhelming. This afternoon workshop will explore different avenues accessible to artists to exhibit and be paid for their work. Topics covered will be helpful to all artists from those just starting out to seasoned professionals. Click here to register.
Thursday, September 21, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cultural Pavilion, Victoria Park
Winnipeg, Manitoba – Details coming soon
Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador
Building Momentum: strategies to build and sustain a visual arts career in Western Newfoundland.
As part of the CARFAC National lecture series “Building Your Career “, VANL-CARFAC invites you to the session “Building Momentum: strategies to build and sustain a visual arts career in Western Newfoundland.” Arts communities across Canada are more connected than they have ever been before, but navigating opportunities from remote locations, for emerging and/or relocated artists, can be challenging. Corner Brook-based artist and educator D’Arcy Wilson will offer tips and strategies for building your visual arts career in Newfoundland, while staying connected to a national arts community. The presentation will lead into a Q&A and discussion for sharing perspectives and experiences. All are welcome, but please note that this event is geared towards visual artists working outside of a commercial practice. Attendance to this event is free.
Time and place: Wednesday the 15th, 7pm – 8:30 in Room FA 224, the Fine Arts Building, Grenfell Campus
Click here to see event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/154954155239194/
D‘Arcy Wilson (MFA University of Calgary ’08, BFA Mount Allison University ’05) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work considers Western Culture’s fraught relationship with wilderness. D‘Arcy has collaborated with wildlife rehabilitation centers, natural history museums, school choirs, and more. She has participated in numerous artist residencies and exhibitions across Canada, most recently exhibiting her work at The Rooms (St. John’s, NL), the Owens Art Gallery (Sackville, NB), Cape Breton University Art Gallery (Sydney, NS) and Galerie d‘art Louise-et-Reuban-Cohen (University of Moncton, NB). In 2016 she initiated and curated Saltbox Contemporary Arts Festival at the Grenfell Art Gallery, in Corner Brook, NL. D‘Arcy is based in Corner Brook, where she is Assistant Professor in the Visual Arts Program at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus.
Sunday, October 29
1:00-2:30 – Official AGM business (members only)
3:00-4:00 – “Building Your Career” presentation/discussion (open to the public, PWYC)
Multidisciplinary artist Erika DeFreitas will discuss how she built her career with CARFAC Ontario’s Executive Director, Sally Lee, sharing some of the challenges and opportunities she has encountered along the way to building her thriving full-time practice. Erika’s work is currently showing at the Art Gallery of York University as part of Migrating the Margins, and until October 16 as part of take your legs and your shoes at the Drake Hotel in Toronto. Find out more about Erika and her work at www.erikadefreitas.com
401 Richmond Street West
Suite 440, Bashir/Yerex Presentation Space
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
We thank the Access Copyright Foundation for their support of our presentation series.
Nous remercions la Fondation Access Copyright pour leur soutien dans la tenue de notre série de conférences.