ARTPRENEUR Ottawa officially launches the sixth installment of Ottawa’s premiere cross-disciplinary event for creative entrepreneurs. This year’s theme is Creative Infrastructure: Media, Management, and Spaces with a lineup of speakers from artists to media owners, professors and directors.
“You will be sure to walk away with a new perspective on how Ottawa’s artists rely on a complex network of infrastructure to propel careers locally and internationally,” says Artpreneur brochure.

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Conference Highlights

10+ Speakers
Discuss arts-career paths and pipelines with Elly Smallwood (visual artist) and Remco Volmer (ArtEngine) as we tackle the frontiers of digital platforms and exporting your work.
Manage yourself as Jon Bartlett (Megaphono/Kelp Management) measures when, where and how to strategically invest in intermediary services.
Engage with Jamie Hurst and Kwende Kefentse (City of Ottawa) as we explore the use of creative hubs and nighttime spaces in developing careers and city framework.
Learn from Amy Ede (NAC Indigenous Theatre) and her experiences tackling gaps in existing frameworks to make spaces for Indigenous communities, and the importance of representation, relationship-building, and accountability.
Tune into Mark Sutcliffe (Author, Broadcaster, Columnist, Entrepreneur) for a discussion on audience mobilization across print, digital, broadcast media and beyond.
Join Kevin Bourne and Joe Mebrahtu (Shifter Agency) to learn about navigating graduated systems of media and what it means to outgrow the community and grassroots realm.

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Tickets available online or in person at Wallack’s Art Supplies and Arts Network Ottawa (Shenkman Arts Centre)

Venue: Bayview Yards

In its sixth year, Artpreneur is returning to its roots in downtown Ottawa and will be held at Bayview Yards, the home to some of Ottawa’s most innovative and exciting technological and entrepreneurial projects. After years of being hosted by the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans, this move is aimed to increase access for attendees throughout the city with a more centralized venue.