Professional Development for Creative Workers

Our new Business Sense Seminars are designed to build your capacity and competence going forward with your creative business.


Social Media Workshops

We're pleased to partner with one of the Valley's favourite media companies, Peer Garden Media, to offer small-group social media workshops. Specially designed for artists, makers, creators & inventors who want to build an audience but are new to, or intimidated by, social media. "The most useful part for me was the way Eugene described overall social media variables and current state in a clear and simple way. Each of us had some experience inRead More -->

Promoting Your Creative Business

Have you tried to write about your creative business, only to feel blocked or unable to properly convey the passion you feel about what you do in a way that others connect with? 25-year professional writer & 15-year booking agent/event producer/promoter, Lilith Klassen, teaches this 6-class series focused on assisting people with creative businesses write bios, blogs and post ups on social media to better promote their businesses. We'll be covering the essentials of a)Read More -->

Planning and Strategy for Makers and Creators

Getting "out there" with a plan for success is critical to actually achieving success. If you are planning to actively market and directly sell your work - to gift stores, on Etsy, in Markets, at Trade Shows... there are essential skills you need to have a handle on that will help ensure your success and sustainability. We have partnered with MYCEO of Vancouver, to create and present business & marketing planning skill-building sessions for you!Read More -->

Free and Pay What You Can Sessions

We are pleased to be able to offer a variety of free or by-donation workshops & clinics at time to time. Next available are: The Art of Selling Art A 1-hour intensive to help boost your closing rate when selling face-to-face. This can be a daunting task, especially for an introverted artist. Artist Ina-Griet Raatz von-Hirschhausen shares her secrets for making sales in-studio or at other direct to client opportunities. Saturday May 12, 12:30-1:30pm -Read More -->