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Expert Advice for Indie Artists–Self-Promotion with Elise Dawson

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 March 8, 2018
 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm  March 29, 2018
 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm  March 19, 2018
 9:45 am - 4:30 pm

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Dates and times:
March 8 and March 29 from 6:15-8:30 pm
March 19 from 9:45 am–4:30 pm

Price: $30/hour for Creative Manitoba members (video conferencing available)

Creative Manitoba is proud to offer our members and 245 McDermot tenants the chance to participate in our Expert Advice for Indie Artists Program, which provides access to personalized one-on-one coaching with arts professionals.

Areas of expertise:

  • finding your market
  • promoting yourself and your work
  • elevator pitch and self-confidence

Coach: Elise Dawson is an artist and gallerist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She graduated from the School of Fine Art at the University of Manitoba before beginning her career in galleries. Dawson is an active champion of the artistic community in Winnipeg; she previously served as Chair of the Board of Directors at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art and continues to work with local organizations like First Fridays. She recently completed an artist residency in Puebla, Mexico and is a 2017-2018 participant of’s CARTAE program.

Cancellation, rescheduling and substitutions policy for coaching sessions

  1. A minimum of 3 days’ advance notice is required to cancel a coaching session without penalty.
  2. When notice has been received to cancel a coaching session at least 3 days in advance, the session will be rescheduled or refunded. Rescheduling is subject to coach availability and is at the discretion of the coach.
  3. Exceptional circumstances such as sudden illness or family emergencies may be considered for cancellations. Proof may be required.
  4. Substitutions may be allowed for regularly scheduled coaching sessions. Please check with the coach first. Some exceptions may apply for funded program participants.
  5. Creative Manitoba reserves the right to make final decisions regarding cancellations, rescheduling and substitutions.
 March 8, 2018
 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm  March 29, 2018
 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm  March 19, 2018
 9:45 am - 4:30 pm


3rd floor, 245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 0S6

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.

It is our intent that Creative Manitoba programs and events foster a supportive, nonthreatening environment for everyone to participate and share in - regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity or cultural differences. We ask that you please be welcoming and respectful of world views that differ from your own.

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