Sat, May

VANS’ Professional Development Workshop Series: May 13th, 2017


VANS’ Professional Development Workshop Series is presented in an effort to keep artists informed of best professional practices in the visual arts. As this is our 40th Anniversary, workshops are $40 for members and non-members! Or bundle two workshops for only $70!
Register securely online: or by calling 902-423-4694.
How much should you be paid for your work? What price is the “right price”? How to you put a price tag on your work without second guessing yourself? In this workshop, you will learn how to calculate prices from a business perspective, and how labour and materials are just one part of the picture. We will explore the factors that affect pricing: where you fit into the marketplace, your target customer, as well as where, and how, you sell your work. There will also be a brief discussion about other types of artist income, such as teaching, and how to deal with inevitable requests to work for little or nothing — and how some of those opportunities can work to your advantage.
Instructor: Stacey Cornelius (Writer and Marketing Expert)
Saturday, May 13, 10am – 1pm
Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street
Registration Deadline: May 8
This workshop will include examining calls for submissions from public galleries and artist run centres to identify and decipher application criteria. Participants will learn how to research galleries to see where they might best apply. This workshop will address formatting and content for resumes, artist statements, cover letters, letters of intent, and tips for choosing support material, including image files, size, and quantity. Participants are encouraged to bring their proposals in progress for review and feedback. Questions are encouraged!
Instructor: Dr. Laurie Dalton (Director/Curator of Acadia University Art Gallery)
Saturday, May 132 – 5pm 
Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street
Registration Deadline: May 8