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Free Workshop for Artists: The Art of Managing Your Career w/ Cultural Human Resources Council

November 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


This free workshop will explore business and marketing self-management topics for entrepreneurs, creators, artists, students, and early-stage professionals who want to solidify their career in the arts/creative disciplines artistic discipline (Crafts, Dance, Digital Media, Film & TV, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing). Why? Because a career in arts and cultural sector can be tough to navigate and having the right tools makes it easier. With Dr. Grégoire Gagnon, Executive Director of the Cultural Human Resources Council, we will look at:

  • how to prepare a business plan
  • identifying sustainable competitive advantage
  • clearly identifying purely artistic goals
  • clearly defining commercial/entrepreneurial objectives.
  • Further, ensuring participants understand the difference between for-profit, non-profit, and charitable organizations/models and demystifying the realities of self-employment vs. employment and the impact of these work arrangements on certain social benefits and safety nets (EI, CPP, retirement planning).

This workshop is open to ALL, emerging and professional artists, hobby creators, self-employed entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in working in an artistic or cultural sector.

Learn more about the CRCH and “The Art of Managing Your Career” workshops here.

More about Dr. Grégoire Gagnon:
Grégoire is a manager, pedagogue and musician fostering culture and promoting arts from the stage to the classroom to the boardroom. Aside from being a lifelong academic and a real-world problem solver, Grégoire is (amongst other things) currently the Executive Director of the Cultural Human Resources Council, the President of the Ottawa Guitar Society and in all of his roles, he strives to make others thrive.

Registration is encouraged – please email programs@kiac.ca or call 993-5005


November 20, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Age Restriction
All Ages
This event:
Is Alcohol-Free (Dry)


Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)
902 2nd Avenue, Dawson City + Google Map
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Artist in Residence activities include artist talks, studio tours, interactive events, and more.

Founded in 2001, in a partnership with Parks Canada, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcomed over 300 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. Our alumni include Sobey Art Award nominees, Western Canada Music Award winners, and prize-winning filmmakers from film festivals across the globe.

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Film activities include film screenings, film selections, and more.

KIAC is proud to host an exciting roster of film screenings and film-related events throughout the year, such as the 48 Hour Film Challenge and Dawson City International Short Film Festival, numerous workshops, and other opportunities.


Exhibition activities include gallery viewing hours, exhibition openings, artist talks, calls for submissions, and more.

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The ODD Gallery, located in the Dënäkär Zho / KIAC building, presents a wide array of outreach programming including artist talks, openings, lectures, screenings, youth programs and other special events. Gallery programming fosters professionalism and appreciation of regional visual arts practice, and provides the community with exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary visual arts practices and theories in a remote, northern setting.

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Kids & youth activities include: music lessons, art classes, dance classes, book readings, toddler classes, after-school programs.

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KIAC presents a year-round schedule of educational opportunities ranging from drop in programs (pottery, screenprinting, seniors painting, concert band), to registered workshops (dance, music, film, visual art, craft, textiles, etc), to professional development opportunities for artists (grant writing, artwork documentation, etc).

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