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Art of Managing Your Career -Indigenous Perspectives

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Art of Managing Your Career – Indigenous Perspectives. This FREE two-day online workshop will provide an overview of the practical skills needed to manage the business side of your art career. Artists and crafters of all disciplines—beaders, fashion designers, photographers, sculptors, visual artists, performance artists and others—will benefit from this workshop.

You are an artist. You have been working at mastering your craft for years. You have a body of work to present. To sell. To Perform. What do you do? What is the first steps to selling yourself, and your work? How do you get your name out there, become an entrepreneur of your own brand? How do you fund your artistic career? Where do you apply for grants? How do you plan to develop your business? How do you reconcile your costs for supplies against the money you’ve made as an artist? What does it mean to be self-employed and self-sufficient? These are all the behind the scenes skills that an artist needs to learn to manage their career.

In the Art Of Managing Your Career we cover all these questions including business plan development, finances, marketing, artist bio, artist CV, and Indigenous Artists grant opportunities. It’s the first step to planning and managing your career as an artist.

Maximum 12 participants.

Participants must fill out our online application by Friday March 18th at 5pm.

Those selected for the course will be notified by Monday March 21st at 11am

Course dates

Thursday March 24th from 10am – 230pm

Friday March 25th from 10am – 230pm

This course is an opportunity to learn the business skills that will support your career as an artist.


Yvette Hawkes is a Certified Coach Practitioner, Workshop Facilitator and Small Business Consultant based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. From 2002-2014, Yvette co-owned and sold two businesses – and has experienced all that ownership entails, including technical writing, invoicing, staff and contractor interactions, project management and systems/processes. During this time, she was recognized as a Co-Finalist for the 2013 Women’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2016, Yvette started a self-named venture ( which led to facilitating classes and consulting with startups, small businesses and non-profit associations. Yvette is a proud Citizen of the Manitoba Métis Federation. She is also a visual artist, a creative writer and an adventurer-in-training.

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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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