Art of Managing Your Career, Spring 2018

Application deadline: February 23, 2018
Working artists will gain the confidence and knowledge to successfully manage their careers in the cultural sector, developing an extensive business plan, marketing plan, and template for managing finances.

Members receive discounts on Creative Manitoba courses, classes and workshops.

Become a member

Applicants must be a member of Creative Manitoba. Applicants will be notified about the results by the first week of March 2018.

Online learning available for rural and remote members!

The Art of Managing Your Career Spring 2018 is now open for applications!

If you are a self-employed artist, or looking to increase the portion of your employment derived from your art, this course is for you!

Working artists will gain the confidence and knowledge to successfully manage their careers or businesses in the cultural sector. The course material has been designed at a college/university level and is applicable to artists from all disciplines including actors, craftspeople, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, new media content creators, visual artists and writers.

The course begins by exploring the attitudes and behaviours that may make it difficult for artists to recognize their transferable skills. It then builds components of a business plan and other self-promotion tools. A peer learning network will be established to support the participants once the workshop has been completed.

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, all while pursuing your artistic dreams!

Course participants will be expected to:

  • Attend 12 scheduled sessions on March 6, 13, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6:30–9:30 pm
  • Participate in group activities during the sessions.
  • Complete assignments between sessions.
  • Commit to participating in the peer learning network that will be established during the course.
  • Become a member of Creative Manitoba
  • Participate in program evaluation sessions.
  • Organize and participate in a First Fridays in the Exchange event.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The course will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants drawn from across all artistic disciplines and therefore space is extremely limited.

Instructor:  Heather Bishop
Heather Bishop, CM, OM, Hon. LL.D, is an accomplished musician/singer-songwriter, social activist, keynote speaker, visual artist, published author, teacher, and tradeswoman.  She has been awarded the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, and an Honourary Doctorate of Laws.  She is dedicated to an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just world.



  • Session 1
    March 6, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Session 2
    March 13, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Session 3
    March 27, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Session 4
    April 3, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Session 5
    April 10, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Session 6
    April 17, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Session 7
    April 24, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Session 8
    May 1, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Session 9
    May 8, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Session 10
    May 15, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Session 11
    May 22, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Session 12
    May 29, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cancellation policy

Creative Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for an event that is cancelled by Creative Manitoba will receive a full refund.

Registrants may cancel up to one week before the event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the event start date. No refunds will be issued for registrants who do not attend.

Substitute participants are allowed in most cases, but not all. Please check with us ahead of time if you wish to send a substitute participant by calling 204-927-2787.


245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 0S8

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