WORK IT! WORK IT! Artist Bootcamp in Sydney!


A 2 day intensive professional development boot camp for artists

Visual Arts Nova Scotia, in partnership with Cape Breton University Art Gallery, presents this 2 day intensive workshop designed to help artists with various aspects of their professional practice. Instructed by artist, curator and filmmaker Eryn Foster, all sessions will be held at CBU Art Gallery, 1250 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney, NS. Sessions are $25 each or $60 for all three! Artists may sign up for one or both days, but if you bundle all three parts you can save. Kick start your practice with these awesome new workshops!

Part 1 – WORK IT! WORK IT!
Friday, February 24, 4 – 7pm

The first part of this workshop will focus on how and where to apply for artist opportunities such as exhibitions, festivals, residencies and curatorial projects. It will also briefly discuss strategies for networking and marketing/promoting one’s artwork.

Part 2 – WORK IT! WORK IT!
Saturday, February 25, 10am – 12pm

The second part of this workshop will focus on proposal and application writing for exhibitions, residencies and art festivals, as well as writing artist statements.

Part 3 – WORK IT! WORK IT!
Saturday, February 25, 1 – 3pm (Workshop) & 3 – 4pm (1:1 Meetings)

The final and third part of this workshop will look at where and how to get grants and funding to support art works and artistic practice. It will also include an optional one-on-one meeting with the workshop instructor.

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About the Instructor:
Eryn Foster is a Nova Scotia based interdisciplinary artist, curator and filmmaker. Formerly the director of Eyelevel Gallery, an artist-run centre in Halifax, she has also worked for more than a decade as a part-time faculty member at NSCAD University. She has previously also held the position of Program Director/Administrator at the Yukon School of Visual Arts in Dawson City. Foster has exhibited her work locally, nationally and internationally and has been the recipient of many grants, fellowships and awards from Arts Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts and other organizations. She holds a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from the University of Guelph. In addition to her creative practice, Foster also works as a freelance arts consultant.

For further information regarding these workshops visit the Workshops page of the VANS website or contact:
Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
902.423.4694 | 1.866.225.8267 | f: 902.422.0881