Art Works Ottawa

Ottawa Peeps: Art Works Conference

"The Art Works – Art & Entrepreneurship Conference – is an opportunity to learn the essential skills to turn your artistic talents into a successful business. The Art Works 2011 Conference tagline sums up the theme for the day: 'From Passion to Profession… Make ART WORK.'"

~ Art Works Website

What: Art Works, Ottawa's art & entrepreneurship conference organized by the OCRI Entrepreneurship Centre; a day of mingling with other artists and learning from small business experts, art associations and other artpreneurs

When: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011; 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM (includes breakfast & lunch)

Who: for artists and other creative folk who want to make money doing the creative stuff they love

How much: $30 + online purchasing fee if bought before Nov. 7th

                   $35 + fee if after Nov. 7th

                   price includes breakfast and lunch

Where: Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard in Orleans

"The Shenkman Arts Centre, which opened on June 18, 2009, is Ottawa’s only multidisciplinary arts facility offering services and programs in both English and French. The Centre, which is located in Ottawa East, is a creative hub where artists and audiences meet to create and explore the arts."

~ Shenkman Arts Centre Website

Why: because if you sell your art and want to make money at it, you are not only an artist, but a business person; because it's a great place to meet other creative business kindreds; because you'll leave inspired


If you're thinking of tapping into your creative passions to bring in profits I highly recommend you check this out! It's a great place to meet other passionate, creative people who get what you're trying to do, plus you'll leave with a notebook full of practical resources and inspiration.

I'm not getting any perks for promoting this, I've been to the last two and found them worth every penny. If you're thinking about it, go.