The first will be on how to host an art event, but the second will be on Blogging for Artists which seems to be quite the challenge for many. “It’s not about writing what you had for lunch.” she shared as we chatted about her workshops.
“The difference many times to someone purchasing something off of the shelf from a box store and someone buying a piece of art is the human connection between the buyer and the artist. People want a “story” behind the piece many times and that’s where Blogging as a tool can expand that bridge.”
She’s also a huge believer in networking whether it be by blog, twitter, facebook, or any tool that can help.
A Metalsmith by trade; she loves Beach Glass and has created a whole studio of pieces built around the bits and pieces she’s collected or that friends and family send to her. Some of her work can be seen in her Etsy store.
You can read her blog here.
The 2009 ARTpreneur Conference will take place in Cornwall, Ontario on November 5th, 2009. The conference programme will focus on the business needs of the artistic entrepreneur and teach creative people how to succeed at their business endeavors.
This event is open to all local artists, artisans and performers and provides an opportunity where they can network, learn and develop new skills and gain insight on how to successfully maintain a creative business.
The conference is designed for today’s professional artist in all domains: painter, musician, writer, dancer, actor, designer, photographer, and talks will be given by experts in the art and business world from around Ontario. ARTpreneur will provide an inside look into what it takes to make it in the “ART biz” world.
The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre (CBEC) is your host for the ARTpreneur Conference. The CBEC helps small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry by offering information, tools and support during their start-up and growth stages of business operation. We also offer seminars, workshops and networking opportunities that are designed with the entrepreneur in mind.
The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre was created by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, in partnership with Cornwall Economic Development.