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Are you tired of being dependent on gatekeepers

to get your arts practice off the ground?

Do you want to stand out from the crowd and make a difference?

In our brand new, original workshop, The Artist and Administrator,

you’ll learn how to unleash your inner administrator,

create your own opportunities and get paid to make your art!

Lots of artists repeatedly miss the mark when they try to absolve themselves from the real-world implications of art making. Administration is surprisingly creative, empowering, and guaranteed to give your art the competitive edge it needs to get noticed by audiences and creative partners. This workshop will demystify the role that administration plays in your arts practice and help you make more informed decisions about navigating a career in the arts.

 

All proceeds raised for this workshop will be used to fund our 2SLGBTQ+ Arts Jam program for queer and trans youth in Simcoe County, Ontario.

What's included?

  • Three hours of live training

  • An additional hour for a live Q&A and shared learning session

  • A digital resource booklet

  • Access to a recording of the training for two weeks after the event

Workshop Outline

In Part One, participants will be introduced to frameworks and philosophies that offer insightful perspectives about the professional arts landscape and help build a solid and positive inner foundation to work from.

Three Truths About Art

Three fundamental principles that disrupt elitism, meritocracy, and neutrality.

Sociopolitical Dynamics

A frank and transparent discussion about how power and privilege operates in the art world.

Taking Responsibility

Exposing self-serving patterns and transforming them into responsible, reciprocal practices.

Admin is the Human Element

Framing administration as care work and how your artistic pursuits interact with the world around you.

In Part Two, participants will receive a crash course on all things administration. Jam-packed with practical resources and advice, this portion of the workshop will help you start well on your next artistic project and help bring your vision to life.

Putting It Together

Where do I start? This introduction will help you discover your own unique path to put your project into action.

The remainder of Part Two will provide guidance and resources for the following components of administration: Research, Artist Statements, Project Planning, Leadership, Communication & Correspondence, Fundraising, Finance, Marketing, Equity & Pluralism, Human Resources, Long-term Planning, and more!

At the end of both parts (three hours with one break), the live training will open up to a one hour Q&A and shared learning session with the instructor and participants.

Can’t join us for the live session? Want to take your time with the material? No problem! We want to make this workshop accessible to you beyond our live session. Every ticket holder will be given access to a recording of the live session for two weeks after the event.

Note: The Q&A portion of the event will only be accessible to

live attendees and will not be recorded or distributed.

BONUS: PLAYBACK RECORDING!

Who is this for?

This workshop is perfect for artists of all disciplines who want to take charge of their careers and generate income from their arts practice. The course material is focused on how to build careers with integrity and longevity, so don’t expect a bunch of get-rich-quick empty promises. This training is for artists who want to take their work seriously and practice good citizenship. It is meant to empower folks to create their own opportunities regardless of their access to resources. Is there a project you’ve always wanted to create but don’t know how to bring it to life? Need some extra motivation to kickstart your artistic career? Tired of waiting for someone else’s approval to take your art to the next level? This workshop is for you.

 

Where and When is it?

The workshop will take place exclusively online. Attendees must have access to Zoom to fully participate.

The live workshop and Q&A will take place on:

Wednesday, June 22nd

11am-3pm PDT / 12pm-4pm MDT / 12pm-4pm CST

2pm-6pm EDT / 3pm-7pm ADT / 3:30pm-7:30pm NDT

The recording will be available on-demand from June 27th - July 10th.

Accessibility

Closed captioning will be provided for both live and recorded training sessions. If you need to make an accessibility request, we are more than happy to help remove any barriers for you. Please send accessibility requests to info@safeword.ca before June 15th and we will engage with you further.

 

How Much Does It Cost?

We are offering tiered prices based on what you can afford. A reminder that all contributions will go directly towards supporting our 2SLGBTQ+ Arts Jam program for queer and trans youth. All prices are flat rates, no HST.

We know that times are tough, so we are offering patrons a FREE PROMO CODE to receive $10 OFF the price of the workshop by filling out an Audience Data Survey. The survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete and the information you provide is completely anonymous. Collecting data about patrons is very valuable to our collaborative because it helps us apply for sponsorships that fund great programs such as these. It’s a quick and easy way to save money, so instantly get your PROMO CODE by clicking the button below!

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Workshop Prices

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Refund Policy

If a patron chooses to withdraw from the workshop after purchasing, they can receive a full refund of all costs before June 17th at 11:59pm EDT. After June 17th, all sales are final and no refunds will be offered.

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* $85 CAD
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Don’t wait and act now! Click the button below to join our cohort of learners and take charge of your career today.

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“For the past ten years, I’ve consistently received arts funding every year for my creative projects and now I earn my entire income from working in the arts sector.
I built a career for myself from scratch and you can too! For the first time, I want to share intimate details about my artistic process and personal philosophy so you feel empowered to pursue your passions and get paid to do what you love.”

Meet the Instructor

Brandon Crone (they/them)

A creative powerhouse, Brandon has worked as a professional artist for over 20 years in multiple disciplines. They have worked with Mirvish Productions, CBC, CBS, Canadian Film Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario, Stratford Festival of Canada, National Arts Centre, Playwrights Guild of Canada, Urban Stages (NYC), Theatre Passe Muraille, Canadian Stage, Associated Designers of Canada, Tarragon Theatre, George Brown Theatre School, Theatre New Brunswick and Theatre Aquarius to name a few. Most recently, they directed the Canadian and Australian premieres of For Both Resting and Breeding and co-produced the international speaker series Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Theatremakers from Africa in Conversation. As Artistic Director of safeword, they have independently created five original productions, a juried playwriting festival for five years, and multiple panels, workshops, and arts programs. Brandon is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and Humber College’s Arts Administration and Cultural Management program.