Recordings of previously delivered webinars are available for free at the links below:
 

2017


 

Beginning a Creative Entrepreneurship
with Snjezana Pruginic-Delgado

Are you an artist or creative professional interested in turning your art into a business? This workshop will give you a reflective understanding of the creative entrepreneur mindset and tangible tools in beginning your business journey. Acting as a first stepping stone into creative business you will gain an understanding of various business elements within a creative context and will explore your "creative business brand /identity"

Delivered March 2, 2017

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Make Your Money Work for You (Managing Finances)
with Patrick Tomlinson

This webinar will cover a number of easy to learn and easy to apply concepts and methods to help you manage your money better. The first section will provide a short review of some of the fundamentals of financial management. The second section will apply these basic teachings to the lived reality of the self-employed, freelancers or solopreneurs. The final section will present an easy to make excel spreadsheet to help artists keep track of and manage their financial resources. As such, the webinar will include:
  • A review of some basic concepts of financial management
  • An overview of several best practices of financial management that apply to everyone
  • An explanation of some financial management best practices that target artists, and
  • A step-by-step method to build an easy but helpful Excel Spreadsheet to help artists manage their money.

Delivered March 9, 2017

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Building Your Brand (Marketing Strategies)
with Jason Maghanoy

Building a brand is an important part of your artistic practice and the life of your organization.

From navigating your way through the media, amplifying and positioning your "voice," and maximizing social media potential to help build your brand and fill seats, Jason Maghanoy will help guide you through the steps to develop a successful content and marketing strategy for your arts organization/creative practice in today's radically changing engagement economy.

Delivered March 16, 2017

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E-Commerce for Creatives
with Kirsty Stevenson

The digital world presents unparalleled opportunities creatives to showcase their talents, but It can be daunting with so many choices.

This webinar will teach those in the creative arts how to take advantage of this incredible marketing opportunity:
  • Online store options will be reviewed so you can choose which one is best for you
  • Learn how to drive traffic to your online store and/or promote your event
  • Choose tools and tactics to easily manage your online presence
  • Learn how to create a buzz online, increase sales and event registrations.

Delivered March 23, 2017

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Preparing for Your Taxes
with Ellen Schraa

The Preparing for Your Taxes webinar will explore the various sources of income for artists and creative professionals. Ellen promises an interactive hands-on session,this webinar will:

  • Show how each income source is reported to Canada Revenue Agency in a personal tax return, called a TD1.
  • Highlight the difference between tax deductions and tax credits and those available to artists and creative professionals
  • Review the specific tax deductions and tax credits available to an ‘artist’ as defined by Canada Revenue Agency, and
  • Complete a sample tax return for an artist with employment income, business income, and art grants

Delivered March 30, 2017

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Webinar by ArtsBuild Ontario with Shelina Ali

Delivered February 22, 2017 – 12:00pm ET (11:00am CT)

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Delivered February 23, 2017 – 12:00pm ET (11:00am CT)

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2016


Top 3 Things You Must Know When Exporting Art & Craft

with Sara Washbush

Ever wondered about exporting your craft internationally? This webinar by Sara Washbush will focus practical strategies to apply when exporting your art and craft.

Delivered October 19, 2016  - 12:00pm ET (11:00am CT)

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Putting the SOCIAL in Social Media
with Sue Edworthy

Social Media - wondering if you should join the conversation? What to understand WHY social media can make a difference in promoting your work? This webinar covers the basics, and will help you see how social media can fit into your marketing strategy.
Re-delivered June 23rd, 2016 - 1:30pm ET (12:30pm CT)

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Finance to the Fore!
with Heather Young

Your creative enterprise needs a strong financial foundationin order to survive – and thrive! Colleagues, funders, lenders and others needto evaluate your financial capacity. This webinar will give you the conceptsand language you need to create and communicate financial opportunities.
Re-delivered June 22nd, 2016 - 1:30pm ET (12:30pm CT)

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Business Planning: Creating Opportunity
with Diane Davy

How does the business planning process help you create new opportunities and respond to those that come knocking on your door? Whether you have an existing plan or are in the planning stage, this webinar will help you focus on new ways of sustaining and growing your creative business.
Re-delivered June 21st, 2016 - 1:30pm ET (12:30pm CT)

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Business Planning: Creating Opportunity 
with Diane Davy

How does the business planning process help you create new opportunities and respond to those that come knocking on your door? Whether you have an existing plan or are in the planning stage, this webinar will help you focus on new ways of sustaining and growing your creative business.
Originally delivered February 29th, 2016 - 12:30pm ET (11:30am CT)

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CrowdFUNd: Making Crowdfunding Work For You 
with Kim McBrien

Crowdfunding: everyone is doing it. Should you? Be strategic in how your arts project or business is funded. Find out how to strategically use crowdfunding for your project, learn lessons learned through success and failure, and tips and tricks for successful crowdfunding campaigns.
Originally delivered March 1st, 2016 - 12:30pm ET (11:30am CT)

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Finance to the Fore!
with Heather Young

Your creative enterprise needs a strong financial foundationin order to survive – and thrive! Colleagues, funders, lenders and others needto evaluate your financial capacity. This webinar will give you the conceptsand language you need to create and communicate financial opportunities.
Originally delivered March 2nd, 2016 - 12:30pm ET (11:30am CT)

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Putting the SOCIAL in Social Media 
with Sue Edworthy

Social Media - wondering if you should join the conversation? What to understand WHY social media can make a difference in promoting your work? This webinar covers the basics, and will help you see how social media can fit into your marketing strategy.
Originally delivered March 3rd, 2016 - 12:30pm ET (11:30am CT)

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Capital Project Success: Stories from The Theatre Centre and Daniels Spectrum
with the Theatre Centre and Daniels Spectrum

ArtsBuild Ontario and WorkInCulture are excited to host a webinar highlighting exciting facilities projects from two leaders in our arts community. Franco Boni (Artistic Director, The Theatre Centre) and Seema Jethalal (Managing Director, Daniels Spectrum) will be sharing their insights and experiences from their respective transformative capital projects.
Originally delivered February 1, 2016 - 1:30pm ET (12:30pm CT)

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2015


Plan for Success: Business Development for Artists
Artist and business-person Monica Schut provides practical advice to northern artists on growing a business to ensure its future success. In "Plan for Success", Monica helps participants reflect on the importance of planning, the features of self-employment in the arts, and how to get a good start.

WATCH NOW: Plan For Succes - Webinar Recording


Your Art, Your Brand: Social Media & Marketing for Artists
How do you sell your work without selling out? Led by Clayton Windatt, "Your Art, Your Brand" will give you tips on creating an attractive identity for yourself and your creative work as well as finding your ‘market’ whether it’s in your region or across the sea. Learn how to use marketing tools such as social media to convince others of what you already know to be true: Your product is unique!

WATCH NOW: Your Art, Your Brand - Webinar Recording


Before You Sign: Contracts and Agreements for Artist
Do you recall a time when you thought, “I wish I never signed that”? At "Before you Sign..." Three dynamic presenters will give you the confidence to make the right decisions when presented with your next contract or agreement. Learn about the standards already in place for paying artists across Canada, and how to protect yourself and your product through copyright. Join Executive Director of CARFAC Ontario- Kristian Clarke, WorkInCulture senior staff and representatives from Music & Film in Motion for this very informative webinar for all disciplines.

WATCH NOW: Before You Sign - Webinar Recording


The Price is Right: Pricing and Selling for Artists
Finding somewhere to sell your work isn’t always easy in rural communities in the North, but there are options! This webinar with textile artist Kim McBrien will explore the different avenues for selling your work as well as knowing who to sell to. "The Price is Right" will look at the best price for your products or services while staying true to your brand and making sure you yourself get paid.

*Recording currently unavailable*


Getting Started: Finding Funding for your Business
You have a great idea, product, or service but now you need some cash to make it happen! In "Getting Started", Jim Blake will focus on how to find the funding in specific regions, or elsewhere, to support a business, and provide the banking know-how and advice to keep you!

WATCH NOW: Getting Started - Webinar Recording


 

 

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