9TH ANNUAL YES SELF-EMPLOYED ARTISTS’ CONFERENCE

THE 9TH ANNUAL YES SELF-EMPLOYED ARTISTS’ CONFERENCE:
BUSINESS SKILLS FOR CREATIVE SOULS

Monday, June 8, 2009 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Centaur Theatre 453 St. François-Xavier
Montreal

Click here for details.

TICKETS:
$30.00
$25.00 Early Bird Registration (before May 15, 2009)

AGENDA
9:00 AM Registration
9:30 AM Welcome
9:45 AM MORNING KEYNOTE: Liane Balaban
10:30 AM ARTISTS’ PANEL: Creation and Inspiration: How They Made It!
12:00 PM Lunch Break
1:15 PM Show Me The Money!

Panel discussion
2:15 PM YES Montreal’s Artists Project Plan Contest

Announcement of contest winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

2:30 PM Pause
2:45 PM Networking Your Way To Success
3:30 PM AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: Andy Nulman: POW! Right Between The Eyes! Profiting From the Power of Surprise
4:30 PM Closing Remarks
5:00 PM Networking Event

CONFERENCE PANELS
Creation and Inspiration: How They Made It!
A panel discussion with local artists and industry professionals who have distinguished themselves in their field.
Moderated by: Andy Nulman – President, Airborne Mobile
Featuring
Alan Handel – Producer, Documentary Film-Maker,
Juliana España Keller – Interdisciplinary artist (video, digital photography, sculptural installation and performance art),
Andrea Kenyon – Casting Director, Andrea Kenyon Casting Associates Inc.,
Dulcinea Langfelder – Dancer, Comedienne, Singer, Mime, Performance Artist,
Dawn Tyler Watson – Musician and Actor,
Joel Yanofsky – Author, Literary Journalist, Book Reviewer, Concordia Professor

Show Me The Money!
A topical panel discussion of the various ways artists can support themselves and their creative practice, including: grants, foundations, sponsorships and sales.
Presented by:
Dave Cool – Sponsorship Coordinator, McAuslan Brewery,
Jane Needles – Arts Administrator; Executive Director QDF,
Nancy Rosenfeld – President, Stephen R. Bronfman Foundation,
James Simon – Visual Artist, Illusionary Success Inc.

Networking Your Way To Success
Learn how to make the most of your networking skills to build a supportive community for a sustainable and successful career in the arts.
Presented by:
Alyssa Kuzmarov – Founder/Director, Oracle Productions
Peter E.H. Palmer – Vice President, Dale Carnegie Business Group

Networking Schmoozer
YES, ELAN and QDF invite you to join us for a post-conference schmoozer in the Old Port. A perfect way to wind down the day and meet artists and cultural industry personalities alike in a convivial and casual atmosphere.

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