The Art Of Managing Your Career – Indigenous Perspectives

The Art Of Managing Your Career Indigenous Perspectives course covers both business and cultural topics for Indigenous artists working in any artistic discipline.

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Creative Manitoba Membersshow details + $120.00 (CAD)  
Non-Membersshow details + $170.00 (CAD)  

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

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The Art of Managing Your Career – Indigenous Perspectives course presents an overview of the practical skills you need to grow your career as an artist and creator!

We will open each evening with a sharing circle. Followed by learning an invaluable skill-set for creative entrepreneurs, including envisioning and developing a career strategy, developing a business plan, marketing and promoting your work, bookkeeping and budgeting tips!

For Indigenous artists working in any artistic discipline, this course covers both business and cultural topics over 8 sessions, including:

  • Envisioning and developing a career strategy
  • Effective business and communication skills
  • Marketing and promoting your work
  • Managing projects, financial affairs, and legal matters
  • Cultural mapping and resources
  • Explorations of protocols
  • A history of Indigenous art in Canada
  • Indigenous art in public, commercial and/or community realms

The course is open to anyone with an existing or emerging arts practice including traditional craftspeople, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, hand drummers, new media content creators, visual artists, writers and knowledge keepers. If you are a self-employed artist, or looking to increase the portion of your employment derived from your art, then this course is for you.

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, and found your creative community, all while pursuing your artistic dreams!

Instructor: Yvette Hawkes, CCP
Yvette Hawkes (Métis) is a Winnipeg-based freelance Visual Artist specializing in custom mixed media artwork and acrylic paintings. She has started and sold two companies, and was recognized as a finalist for the 2013 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. When she’s not creating, Yvette is a Business Coach and Trainer for the YMCA-YWCA Self Employment Program (SEP), plus a Partner and Senior Researcher at McCarthy Hawkes Consulting.

Guest Artists to Be Announced !

The course will run for 8 consecutive Wednesday evenings in October and November 2019, from 630pm-9pm each night.

There are only 10 spots available.

$120 Members of Creative Manitoba, $170 Non-Members, Subsidies and Assistance Available

For more information about the course  please contact indigenous@creativemanitoba.ca or 204.927.2787

  • AMYC-IP module 1
    October 9, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • AMYC -IP module 2
    October 16, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • AMYC -IP module 3
    October 23, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • AMYC -IP module 4
    October 30, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • AMYC - IP module 5
    November 6, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • AMYC-IP module 6
    November 13, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • AMYC -IP module 7
    November 20, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • AMYC-IP module 8
    November 27, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 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.