Arts Career

July 1, 2009 at 6:31 pm | Posted in Economoney, Writing | Leave a comment

One of the challenges that artists face is learning how to develop the business side of their work. How to plan, promote, fund, manage, and make agreements. Locally, we used to be blessed with a great program for teaching those skills but the funding ended.

Recently a Canadian government agency, the Cultural Human Resources Council, produced an updated resource covering these topics and enhancing them with newer paths. Known as The Art of managing Your Career, it comes in 5 sections.

“for self-employed artists and cultural workers in live performing arts; writing and publishing; visual arts and craft; film, television and broadcasting; digital media; music and sound recording, and heritage.

You can choose those sections most applicable to your needs. The chapters can be downloaded free from the web site. There is also a teachers guide available.

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