The VANS Workshop Series discusses an interrelationship of topics across commercial and public sectors in an effort to keep members and visual artists informed of best professional practices in the visual arts. In offering these workshops, VANS supports visual arts in Nova Scotia by keeping artists apprised of methods and opportunities to develop artistically and professionally.
VANS offers Spring workshops on Public Art Proposals, Writing About Your Work, Community Art, and Pricing Your Work.
VANS continues to offer a member special that will allow visual artists to improve and develop their professional skills at an increased discounted rate when they register for 2 or more workshops. Learn more here.
VANS facilitates the following discussion forums, in an effort to uncover the successes and challenges of the following topics and to consider strategies to build on these experiences. Confirm your registration by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION
Halifax, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Date and Time TBA
Join your peers in a lively discussion about the challenges of maintaining momentum in your practice. What keeps you from starting or completing your next project? What happens when you find yourself in a creative slump? What tools or methods do your peers use to overcome these challenges.
EXHIBITING IN ALTERNATIVE VENUES
Halifax, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, May 16, 6pm.
Galleries can sometimes book up to two years in advance for exhibitions, and sometimes a gallery space is not the ideal kind of space to show your work in the best light. Come to this peer discussion to talk about some of the challenges of exhibiting in an alternative venue and how to overcome them. Find out if that empty lot or storefront is worth the effort of preparing it for your show. Discover some of the ways to turn a temporary space into the kind of space you want to show your work in.
If you are interested in sharing your experience and/or participating from another point of view, please contact the VANS office at email@example.com, (902) 423-4694, or toll free at 1-866-225-8267.
VANS is continuing to offer information sessions in association with the Artists Legal Information Society aimed at informing artists of potential legal issues they may face during their practice. Donations will be accepted at the time of the workshop. Confirm your registration by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Information Sessions to be held this spring:
Halifax, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Tuesday May 14th, 6-8pm.
Many artists and creative service providers get into legal trouble due to working without proper contracts. Minimizing legal risk and avoiding customer conflicts are easier once you understand these types of contracts. This workshop will focus on both understanding contract terms in typical art business contracts as well as creating your own personalized, plain-English agreements. A well-crafted, “user friendly” agreement will protect the legal interests of artists, while at the same time assist in setting a professional tone at the start of the artists working relationship. Contracts to be discussed will include: Artwork consignment agreements, creative collaboration deals, model releases, licensing, and commission contracts.
Have an idea for an information session? Let us know.
REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP:
1. ONLINE: Visit our shopping cart to read full descriptions, register and pay by Paypal.
2. MAIL: Please print the attached form (Workshop registration form) and send with payment to Visual Arts Nova Scotia at: 1113 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 4P7
3. IN PERSON: Drop by our offices during regular business hours to register and pay in person. Please note we only accept cash and cheque in the office.Cancellation Policy
Refunds of 75% of workshop fee will be given if cancellation occurs 15 days or more prior to the beginning of the workshop. No refund will be given if cancellation occurs less than 15 days prior to the beginning of the workshop. If VANS has to cancel the workshop for any reason, registrants will be notified and given a full refund.
For more information, please contact:
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Rd.
Halifax , NS B3H 4P7