We are thrilled to announce that Art Volt is collaborating with Artch to offer a series of online professional training workshops. Artch is an initiative whose mission is to identify, educate and disseminate the work of emerging Quebec artists in contemporary art. Find out more about the Artch program
Artist = Entrepreneur
October 6th, 2020 – 9:30am to 12:30pm in English with Linda Rutenberg October 14th, 2020 – 9:30am to 12:30pm in French with Caroline Houde
This workshop will introduce participants to different concepts and strategies to help them become self-employed creative practitioners. Learn how to identify your audience, how to promote your message and practice and finally, how to get started!
Each participant will be asked to prepare a 2 minute presentation about their practice to introduce themselves and their work to the group. During the course of the workshop, these statements will be refined.
Intellectual Property and Copyright
October 7th, 2020 – 9:30am to 12:30pm in English with Bianca Pietracupa October 16th, 2020 – 9:30am to 12:30pm in French with Bianca Pietracupa
This workshop will first discuss constitutional considerations on intellectual property and copyright in particular. A description of how it interacts with provincial artist status statutes will follow. The main concepts of copyright will be discussed in terms of creation, advantages, duration and ownership of these rights. The concept of moral rights and its importance will be described. The objective is to make visual artists aware of the different copyright rights specific to their artistic practice and to introduce the concept of collective management of these rights.
Financing an Artistic Project
October 8th, 2020 – 9:30am to 12:30pm in English with Pierre Beaudoin October 15th, 2020 – 9:30am to 12:30pm in French with Pierre Beaudoin
During this workshop, participants will study the main types of financial support: grant programs coming from public funds, funding through private funds and the different ways to fund an artistic research or event. In each case, the trainer will present the various steps involved when preparing a request for financial support and the usual schedule for each one. Participants will also learn how these different forms of support can be complementary. Several tips and tricks will be given during this training which is provided by RAAV (regroupement des artist en art visuels du Québec).
October 9th, 2020 – 9:30am to 12:30pm in English with Kakim Goh October 13th, 2020 – 9:30am to 12:30pm in French with Hugues Charbonneau
The workshop will define what networking is and its usefulness. It will also identify relevant networking opportunities in the field of visual arts, as well as good practices, both in-person and through platforms such as LinkedIn. Participants will also learn how to make a positive impact when meeting a new professional contact and how to present themselves in a short and effective way.
October 28th, 2020 – 9:30am to 12:30pm in English with Amber Berson
Join us as we learn to navigate through the confusing world of grant-writing! This is an introductory information session, where Berson will be guiding us through the funding opportunities available via the various councils and funding bodies.
*Please note that the grants that will be discussed during the workshop are unfortunately only available to folks with Canadian citizenship. We welcome everyone to attend the workshop, however, as the skills covered can be transferred to other funding sources and models.
To participate you must be registered for graduation, or have graduated from Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, within the last three years.
As we can only accept 10 Art Volt participants per workshop, places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
To register, please email your name, program/department and year of graduation to email@example.com. Please also include a scan of your diploma or a screen capture of your graduation approval status from your Student Centre.