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A SERIES OF PRESENTATIONS AND  PANELS FROM OCT- DEC 2021

Enabling attendees to address challenges, seize opportunities, and adapt to the changing landscape across the arts sector.

HAC's Professional Development Series is presented in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Tourism and Culture Division.

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All sessions are free for anyone to view.

School Application

APPLYING FOR GRANTS: Ontario Arts Council

October 12, 2021 AT 12PM (EDT), VIA ZOOM

Presented by Maura Broadhurst (Arts Sector Development Officer for OAC).

This session will introduce you to the Ontario Arts Council, and how to access their resources and services. In this session Maura will describe the resources available for support in preparing and submitting grant applications, as well as the role of the OAC grant officers. ​The session will include tips on preparing applications and conclude with Q&A.

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DANCE : Building Professional Pathways.

OCTOBER 14, 2021 AT 12PM (EDT), VIA ZOOM

Panel discussion featuring Mayumi Lashbrook and Ashley Bomberry.

This session will include a panel discussion moderated by David Hudson (Hamilton Arts Council). David will be joined by professional artists and arts administrators; Mayumi Lashbrook (Aeris Körper Contemporary Dance, Co-Artistic Director) and Ashley Bomberry (Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists). This session will reveal the lived experience of dancers and artists trying to create a sustainable practice, and provide resources and considerations for emerging and professional dance artists. This session will conclude with Q&A.

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THEATRE : Building Professional Pathways

OCTOBER 28, 2021 AT 7PM (EDT), VIA ZOOM

Panel discussion featuring Aaron Jan, Senjuti Sarker, and Christopher Stanton.

Panel discussion featuring Aaron Jan, Senjuti Sarker, and Christopher Stanton.

This session will include a moderated panel discussion featuring Aaron Jan (Hamilton born award-winning Director, Playwright, and Dramaturg), Senjuti Sarker ( Arts Manager and Associate Producer at Red Betty Theatre), and Christopher Stanton (Hamilton Fringe, Festival Director) This session will explore lived experience and inherent challenges of theatre professionals trying to create a sustainable practice, whilst providing resources and considerations for emerging and professional theatre artists and presenters. This session will conclude with Q&A.

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ARTS BUSINESS: Project planning

NOVEMBER 3, 2021 AT 12PM (EDT), VIA ZOOM

Presented by Craig Lowe (Southpaw Creative Solutions).

Project planning is critical to a successfully executed project, whether it’s an event, show, tour, season or venue creation.  It’s a road map to your destination – it determines what you want to do and how you’re going to get there.  It’s also a tool that you can use to obtain the resources needed to execute your project. In this session Craig will provide an overview of the elements that go into a successful project plan. This session will conclude with Q&A.

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ARTS BUSINESS: Social Media Marketing

NOVEMBER 4, 2021 AT 12PM (EDT), VIA ZOOM

Presented by Suzanne Zandbergen (Social Media Marketing Expert).

In this session Suzanne will address knowledge gaps in social media marketing for artists including; What social media platforms should I be using? How do I become visible and searchable? Personal vs. Business accounts - which are better? Are paid posts worth it? The session will also emphasize the importance of storytelling and engagement. This session will conclude with Q&A.

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LITERARY ARTS: Building Professional Pathways

DECEMBER 10, 2021 AT 12PM (EDT),VIA ZOOM

Presented by Janet Rogers (Ojistah Publishing, & award-winning Poet ).

This session is for emerging writers and writers who are preparing to send their work to a publisher or agent. Janet Rogers, a new publisher herself will share methods to get your literary work publisher-ready and ways to find the right publisher for you. This session will conclude with Q&A.

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ARTS BUSINESS: Fair Payment & Compensation

Workshop for Visual + Media Artists

NOVEMBER 24, 2021 , AT 12PM-1PM (ET) VIA ZOOM

Presented by Abedar Kamgari (Programming Director, Hamilton Artist Inc. ).

Let’s talk money! This workshop will introduce participants to payment standards in the Canadian visual and media arts sector. Topics will include typical artist fees for various types of creative work, what to expect when showing work in different contexts, negotiating fair compensation, and considerations for pricing and selling artworks. We will also discuss strategies for supporting each other as artists in order to make the question of payment and compensation less mysterious and stressful. The session will conclude with a Q&A.

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APPLYING FOR GRANTS: Canada Council for the Arts

NOVEMBER 11, 2021, 12PM- 2PM, VIA ZOOM

Presented by Sean devine (Program Officer, Explore & Create).

This session will introduce you to the Canada Council for the Arts, address the process for applying, and describe several of the funding opportunities available. The session will include tips and strategies on grant writing, and conclude with a Q&A.

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ARTS BUSINESS:

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Through Adaptability

DECEMBER 8, 2021, 12PM-1.30PM, VIA ZOOM.

Presented by Nancy Watt

Are you a Professional Artist? An Emerging Creative? Do you think you’ve got creativity but not the know-how to run a business?

How we identify ourselves can activate the Imposter Syndrome. Coined by Dr. Pauline Clance of Oberlin College in 1985, Imposter Syndrome involves doubting one’s abilities or accomplishments and feeling like a “fraud,” which can lead to anxiety, low productivity, and fear of collaborative projects. In this highly engaging 90-minute workshop, Nancy Watt discusses the social psychology behind Imposter Syndrome, and how enhanced emotional and intellectual Adaptability can help us spot it, confront it, and manage it to our advantage. Importantly, learn how the creative mindset can inform and enhance our own business acumen.

 
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FASHION : Building Professional Pathways.

DECEMBER 14, 2021 AT 12PM (ET), VIA ZOOM

Panel discussion featuring Angela DeMontigny, Sumit Nagi , and Leslie Smith-Aragona.

This session will include a panel discussion moderated by David Hudson (Hamilton Arts Council). David will be joined by professional designers, and creative industry business owners; Anglea DeMontigny ( Founder & Designer: LODGE Soy Candles, and Young Native Fashion Inc.), 

Sumit Nagi (Owner of GOAT Vintage), and Leslie Smith-Aragona (The Thrifty Designer). This session will reveal the lived experience of designers and creatives trying to create a sustainable practice, and provide resources and considerations for emerging and professional designers. This session will conclude with Q&A.

For support with registering for  sessions, or if you require more information, please email: community@hamiltonartscouncil.ca