Parachute Sessions #5 - Finalizing the Package

Saturday, October 22, 10am - 4pm

Our last weekend workshop session includes four intensive workshop sessions for artists: Opportunities in Arts Education, Artist Residencies, Professionalizing your Artistic Practice and Design your Artistic Portfolio.

Stephanie Gardiner, CARFAC Ontario ( representative for the Near North of Ontario will talk about what it means to be a professional visual artist, about the services and informative literature provided by CARFAC Ontario and about CARCC (, the Copyright Collective for visual and media artists. She will also discuss resource materials for artists like fee schedules, artists rights documents, and copyright rules affecting artists and other ways in which artists and service groups like CARFAC Ontario are help artists to professionalize.

Leigh Cline, Art on Main Gallery Coordinator, will present a workshop on opportunities for artists to work in the field of education, either within the gallery structure or in partnership with schools and school boards. Cline will also discuss the realities of working as an artist and as an educator.

Well-known arts activist, curator and educator, Michael Cywink will present a workshop and artist talk that focuses on international arts projects that he has worked on over the course of the past few decades. As a curator for the Ojibway Cultural Centre, as well as an internationally respected visual artist, Cywink has worked with school groups and galleries in several countries. Cywink has shown across Canada and will chat about how professional artists are curating their own educational projects, residency projects and art exhibitions outside of the traditional gallery system.

Ray Brand is a young graphic designer and visual artist from North Bay. He will lead a hands-on workshop called: Designing your Artistic Portfolio on the second day of workshops. This extremely useful half-day session will include graphic design tips, creation of dynamic, memorable artistic portfolios, letterheads, etc. Brand will be helping artist participants to create a professional ?look? to their exhibition proposals, websites and portfolios.

And finally, visual artist and well respected activist for professional artists, Judy Gouin will discuss her art practice and how the various Arts Service groups across the province have helped her to professionalize her art practice.

The cost for this two-day Parachute Session is only $15. These workshops are generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council. The Kennedy Gallery would like to thank Carfac Ontario for their encouragement and support with this important arts service project.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

10am ? Leigh Cline ? Opportunities in Arts Education

12 noon ? Morning session ends

12-1pm ? Lunch break

1pm ? Michael Cywink ? Artists Residencies and Educational Opportunities

3pm ? Afternoon session ends

Sunday, October 23, 2011

10am ? Stephanie Gardiner and Judy Gouin ? Professionalizing Your Art Practice

12 noon ? Morning session ends

12-1pm ? Lunch break

1pm ? Ray Brand ? Branding your practice: Graphic Design Tips for Emerging Artists

3pm ? Afternoon session ends


For more information about the workshops and participating artist mentors please visit: OR call us at: 705-474-1944 extension 234


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