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Starting a Creative Business - Kingston

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Rideau Heights Community Centre

85 MacCauley St

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Kingston, Ontario

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Starting a Creative Business is a one-day workshop for artists/creative professionals from all artistic disciplines thinking about starting a business. It provides the basic tools of creating, developing and putting together a solid creative business idea that will shape the business plan.

Through interactive, reflective, and writing activities that correlate with a workbook, participants get to step into the business mind frame and leave with the key components of their business more clearly defined.

Requirements:
Registrants are required to come ready to explore their existing creative business idea

Takeaways for participants

  • Step into the business mind frame
  • Build a bridge from creative professional to creative business
  • Clarify your business idea, direction & create the base of your business plan
  • Get to know your local business and creative sector supports and community

Guest speakers:

Katie Ross, Business Development Officer, Start-Ups and Youth Business at Kingston Economic Development Corporation

Danika Lochhead, Executive Director at the Kingston Arts Council (KAC)

Vincent Perez, award-winning graphic designer, printer and educator

Danielle Folkerts, contemporary visual artist and art educator

Facilitator:

Snjezana Pruginic is a creative business professional and facilitator with over 10 years of experience in the creative sector as a dancer, producer, writer, community art facilitator and art manager. She is also the co-founder and facilitator of "Business of Arts", an art entrepreneurship workshop for visual artists.

“Starting a Creative Business” is an initiative of WorkInCulture to support creative professionals of diverse artistic disciplines who are thinking about building a creative enterprise.


Agenda for the day

Introductions, Welcoming and Logistics

Getting into the business mind frame

  • Defining your skills, strengths and passions
  • Finding the sweet spot (your business)

Mapping your idea / business (and building the frame of the business plan)

  • Your business vision
  • Your business goals
  • Business Analysis

The Heart of Your Business

  • The problem
  • The value
  • The purpose

Who are your clients?

  • Creating your client avatar

Putting it all together (Business Plan Structure)

Next Steps and Action points

Your Community (including guest speakers)


Workshop includes a workbook handout to prepare you for your next steps.
Morning coffee & muffins, lunch and refreshments are included.



"Starting a Creative Business - in Kingston" would not be possible without the following partners.


Kingston Arts Council

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is the region’s primary resource for arts information and support. Through communications, programming, and advocacy, the KAC promotes the creation, development, and appreciation of the arts in Kingston and supports artistic growth and engagement for arts organizations and artists at all levels of their careers. The KAC also administers key funding programs, the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) and the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development.

Kingston Economic Development

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation is focused on building a strong community and supporting Kingston’s thriving economy. Its mission is to provide dynamic and collaborative leadership by leveraging Kingston's unique assets to create jobs and investment in order to sustain, grow and transform Kingston's economy to meet the needs of the 21st century.

The strategic priorities of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation are to deliver exceptional business support services, continue to invest in high priority growth sectors, and attract a strong labour force to meet the needs of employers.

Funder:

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An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.

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