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The Art of Managing Your Career Intensive – Indigenous Perspectives

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Dates: Sat & Sun November 3 and 4 and Sat & Sun November 17 and 18, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm daily
Registration deadline: November 1, 2018, 5 pm
Price: $120 Member  | $160 Non-Member
We never want cost to be a barrier. We are offering fully subsidized spots. Please email to receive the promo code to register for free.

Brought to you in partnership with Boozhooa locally owned and operated online sales platform for Indigenous, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit artists to showcase their talents and sell their artwork to prospective buyers, created by Metis Artist, jewelry maker, and entrepreneur Racheal Campbell.

The Art of Managing Your Career Intensive –Indigenous Perspectives is a fast-paced course that provides an overview of the practical skills you need to grow and manage your career as an artist.

For artists working in any artistic discipline, this four-day course covers both business and cultural topics from an Indigenous Perspective, including:

  • Indigenous Ways of Being, Learning and Doing
  • Cultural Mapping
  • Business Plan Development
  • Finances for Artists
  • Project Planning
  • Preparing a Portfolio
  • Promoting Yourself

The course is open to anyone with an existing or emerging arts practice including craftspeople, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, 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.

Lunch will be provided.

Each participant will also receive two follow-up coaching sessions with professional lifestyle and career management coach Jessica Dumas, following the initial course to keep you motivated and on-track!

For more information contact or 204.927.2787

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 Instructor and Follow Up Coach: Jessica Dumas

Jessica Dumas is an Indigenous Professional Lifestyle Coach, Speaker, Influencer and President of Jessica Dumas Coaching & Training, with all-inclusive experience in executive coaching, group facilitation, and training, conflict resolution, and mediation, social media marketing, customer service training, program development, and management, professional speaking and community leadership. Jessica was recognized for as a finalist in the CBC’s ‘Top 40 Manitoban’s under 40’ for 2015 and the ‘2017 Future Leaders of Manitoba’. Her volunteer contributions have gained her wide respect within Manitoba while serving two years, as Chair of the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce, serves as an executive member of the Winnipeg Mayor’s Indigenous Advisory Circle and is the incoming Chair Person for the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.


Guest: Racheal Campbell

Racheal (Métis) owns and operates Boozhoo, an online sales platform for Indigenous artists. She is a graduate of the Canadian Institute of Gemmology, a jewelry maker and designer by trade. Racheal is a small business entrepreneur having successfully run jiigibiig an Indigenous art store at the Forks Market for 6 years, and METLWRX in St. B, which also set up at Pow Wows and music festivals across the province. More recently Racheal was Manager of the art store Neechi Niche in Neechi Commons.





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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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