Professional Practices for Artists, Part 1

February 13, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Professional Practices for Artists, Part 1

Are you an emerging or experienced artist looking for guidance on how to balance art making and business? The Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning is proud to present an invaluable workshop series with artist Gaetanne Lavoie, which examines essential entrepreneurial skills and strategies for artists.

Alongside artist Gaetanne Lavoie, learn and discuss the key skills necessary to becoming an entrepreneurial artist, and discover the available resources for you! Learn the importance of creating a brand, business cards, a website, and a resume that stands out. Dive into how to utilize social media and marketing in an effective way. Learn how to work as a full-time artist, and talk MONEY, MONEY, MONEY! Where to find it, how to get it, from: grants, competitions, submissions, art sales, prints, expositions, patrons and more. Learn the important approaches to advertise yourself and develop a client list. After this 3-session series, you will take home tangible tips and resources to up-level your creative career. Bring your notebook, pen, or a laptop, you don’t want to miss this! Optional homework included. Register today. 16+

Where: Tett Gallery, 1st Floor, Room 109

Session 1: Wednesday, February 13th 6-9pm

Session 2: Wednesday, February 20th 6-9pm

Session 3: Wednesday, February 27th 6-9pm




Meet the Artist:

Hello, I’m Gaetanne Lavoie! I received my BFA from York University in Toronto, an MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a second MFA (that I consider my personal PhD) from the New York Academy of Art in NYC. I recently moved to Kingston to be close to family and develop my career in Canada. I have exhibited nationally and internationally, curated several group exhibitions affiliated with such organizations as the African Wildlife Foundation. I have several publications and have worked on murals for cathedrals across the United States, as well as, painted the ceiling for the New York Public Library and sculpted the ceiling for Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan.

I moved back to Canada October 2017 and am excited to continue to develop my work and career in Kingston, ON.