Taking Care of Business: a webinar series for professional artists
Wednesday, 8 January 2014 at 12:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
CARFAC Ontario and Work in Culture are proud to present Taking Care of Business: a webinar series for professional artists. Join us every other Wednesday over the lunch hour (12 – 1pm EST) starting 8 January for a seminar pertaining to your art practice given by leading professionals in the province.
Participants may join our virtual classroom by accessing a video stream of the seminar online and the audio feed by teleconference. This webinar is unlike other online lectures, in that it is meant to be interactive and customised to attendees’ needs; participants will be able to ask questions in advance by email as well as in real time via Twitter and email.
Sign up on Eventbrite for the number of webinars you’d like to participate in and then email Claudia at email@example.com listing the names of the seminars you’d like to attend and your preferred method of access (live or recorded). We’ll write back with access code the day before the seminar. If you're unable to 'attend' our live broadcast, you will still be able to ask questions in advance and access the seminar online, about one week later.
If the air date has passed for a seminar you'd like to attend, you can always purchase it as a 'Past Seminar' by clicking the 'Past Seminar' ticket. Please do not include it in your 'live' ticket purchase numbers, as the Past Seminars are discounted, reflecting the fact that you no longer have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.
If you have any questions contact us at the CARFAC Ontario office: 1-877-890-8850 or 416-340-7653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member discount applies to current members of CARFAC Ontario, as well as members of CARFAC afflilates across the country (including CARFAC BC, Visual Arts Alberta (CARFAC), CARFAC Saskatchewan, CARFAC Manitoba, RAAV, CARFAC Maritimes, and VANL (CARFAC)).
1. 8 January: Finances and Self-Employment (Bookkeeping and Business Entities for Artists) NOW ONLY AVAILABLE AS A "PAST SEMINAR"
In the first part of this seminar, learn how to manage the day-to-day business side of your art practice. Barbara Gilbert will teach participants strategies for effective bookkeeping, banking and invoicing as well as submitting income tax returns and HST. In the second part, Torys LLP will answer all of your questions about incorporating your business. If you’ve ever wondered if incorporating your art practice can protect you from liability or provide certain tax advantages, this seminar will give you answers.
2. 22 January: Marketing NOW ONLY AVAILABLE AS "PAST SEMINAR"
Brad Dicks of Work in Culture will teach you how to how to successfully promote yourself and your art in an increasingly competitive and changing market. Participants will learn how to navigate social media and build their networks.
3. 5 February: Negotiating Contracts and Public Art Commissions NOW ONLY AVAILABLE AS "PAST SEMINAR"
In the first part of this seminar, participants will learn the art of negotiating. By the end of the first half hour, given by Adam Freedman, Associate at Torys LLP and Claudia Cappuccitti, Legal Assistant at CARFAC Ontario, attendees will have gained confidence and insight into effective negotiation techniques. In the second part of the seminar, Jeremy Freiberger, Chief Connector and Cultural Strategist at CoBALT CONNECTS, will provide an overview of ins and outs of public art commissions.
4. 19 February: Insurance for Artists NOW ONLY AVAILABLE AS A "PAST SEMINAR"
Jason Saulay, Affinity Programs and Business Development at Actra Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS), will explain why health insurance is a necessity for self-employed artists. Participants will learn what to look for in health insurance packages and how to go about securing coverage. In the bottom half of the hour, Colette Mendenhall, President S&C Assurance, will walk participants through the more complicated aspects of studio insurance. By the end of this seminar, attendees will feel confident and at ease with health and studio insurance.
5. 5 March: Copyright and Moral Rights for Visual Artists NOW ONLY AVAILABLE AS "PAST SEMINAR"
The Canadian Copyright Act has recently changed. Participants will learn about copyright and moral rights from the perspective of the visual artist. Topics include: your rights as a creator of an art work; your rights to use the work of others; privacy issues; protecting your copyright; and copyright collectives. This seminar is not one to be missed! Presented by Torys LLP.
6. 19 March: Issues for Established Artists NOW ONLY AVAILABLE AS "PAST SEMINAR"
Established artists face unique issues when it comes to financial planning. This two-part seminar will cover a variety of topics particular to the needs and concerns of mature artists, such as downsizing and storage, RRSPs, filing taxes, and special subsidies. In the second half, participants of all ages will find the topic of estate planning relevant. Topics covered include how to design a will and how to select a trustee. We are delighted to have Marcia McCann of McCann & Roque Chartered Accountants delivering both parts of this webinar.
When & Where
CARFAC Ontario is the association of professional visual and media artists. Founded in 1968, CARFAC (Canadian Artists' Representation/le Front des artistes canadiens) has worked for 40 years on the legal and economic issues facing visual artists. We believe that artists, like professionals in other fields, should be paid for their work and share equitably in profits from their art practice. The work of CARFAC Ontario is to develop policies, publications and services that assist artists, galleries, curators, art patrons, and other stakeholders in creating an economic climate that benefits all visual artists.