Artists Talk: A Practical Guide to Emerging as an Artist in Canada

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Ours is a profession with no clear pathway. There are innumerable measures of success for an artist. CARFAC BC's enhanced ebook Artists Talk offers windows into opportunities that can be created and key advice from those working in the field. We provide tools to help artists make pathways towards the practice they envision, whether they have just graduated from arts school or are determining their next career move. Chapters include: 1) Establishing Your Career in the Arts 2) Presenting and Promoting Your Work 3) CARFAC, Artist Fees, and Copyright 4) Showing Your Work and Negotiating Artist Fees with Confidence 5) Emerging as an Indigenous Artist 6) Developing Your Business Skills 7) Financing Your Art Practice 8) Working as an Artist in the Public Realm 9) Continuing Education Comprehensive video interviews with artists, arts administrators, and gallerists are interspersed throughout. Get inspired today!
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Annie Briard is an artist, educator, and cultural manager. Her experience spans arts programming, outreach, and marketing at the helm of non-profit organizations, including CARFAC BC and Studio XX (Montreal), and serving on the Board of Directors for Access Gallery (Vancouver), Contraste Projects (Shanghai/Montreal), and others. She currently teaches at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Briard’s practice challenges visual perception through moving image and photography focused work and has been exhibited in solo shows across Canada, including at VIVO, Black & Yellow, and Back Gallery Project (Vancouver), Centre 3 (Hamilton), and Joyce Yahouda Gallery (Montreal). Her work has also been part of group exhibitions, festivals, and screenings worldwide. She holds a Master’s degree from Emily Carr University and a BFA from Concordia University. Recent projects include a residency at the Banff Centre and a public art billboard in Vancouver. Briard’s work is represented by Joyce Yahouda Gallery in Montreal. April Britski has an MA in Canadian Art History from Carleton University and a BA in Art History and Studio Art from the University of Saskatchewan. She has been the National Executive Director of CARFAC since 2005. She has worked and volunteered as an art educator, curator, and arts administrator since 1998 and has served on the Board of Directors of Galerie SAW Gallery, the Canadian Senior Artist Resource Network, and the Coalition for Cultural Diversity. She is a co-founder of Artists Legal Services Ottawa and the Visual Arts Alliance. In 2010, she spent five months working in the UK, researching how the Artist’s Resale Right is applied internationally. During her time in Europe, she worked on secondment with various visual arts organizations, including Artquest, the Design and Artists Copyright Society, and Artists’ Interaction and Representation (AIR). Greer Attridge has an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, and a BA in Art History and English Literature from the University of British Columbia. She joined the CARFAC BC staff in 2014. She has worked in the not-for-profit and art sectors in numerous administrative capacities, including as Events Coordinator and Outreach Worker at Progressive Housing Society and as Collections Assistant at the Burnaby Art Gallery.
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