Workshop Registration

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Visual Arts Nova Scotia announces the return of Studio Sessions, the webinar series for artists that debuted last winter. Starting on Wednesday, February 15, at 6pm AT, this three-part online workshop series will focus on professional development for artists in the internet age. Each one hour session will be taught by artist, entrepreneur, and popular workshop instructor Stacey Cornelius, and will allow artists from across the country to learn about branding, sales, and technology tools, from the comfort of their own home or studio.


Technology Essentials: The BEST Tools for Artists – Stacey Cornelius

Wednesday, February 15, 6 – 7pm
Registration Deadline: February 13

Beyond the artist website, technology provides powerful tools that can help artists promote and sell their work. We’ll discuss some of the most powerful tools for websites, blogs and newsletters (even if you hate to write), as well as print on demand services—and the best ways to use them to grow your reputation and customer base.

Technology Essentials Webinar

Brand Essentials: Make a Professional Impression (Even on a Tiny Budget) – Stacey Cornelius

Wednesday, February 22, 6 – 7pm
Registration Deadline: February 20

“Brand” is a loaded word. To some people it seems cynical and corporate, to others, it’s nothing more than a logo. But your brand, or professional identity, is every experience your customer has with you. We’ll discuss how to polish your real-world and online presence while maintaining your personality and style. You’ll learn typography and layout tips for non-designers, and how to use your creativity to build “brand” recognition with customers.

Brand Essentials Webinar

Sales Essentials: Knock Down the Barriers to Selling –  Stacey Cornelius

Wednesday, March 1, 6 – 7pm
Registration Deadline: February 27

Are you unwittingly setting up barriers for your customers? We’ll explore roadblocks customers encounter both online and in the real world, and how to easily remove them. We’ll also walk through a sales experience from your customer’s perspective, and discuss how to make it easy for people to buy from you.

Sales Essentials Webinar

VANS offers a special that allows visual artists to develop their professional skills at an increased discount when registering for all 3 webinar workshops of the same price.

3 Webinar Bundle

3 Webinar Bundle

Unfortunately, due to a family emergency, we have to cancel WORK IT! WORK IT! Boot Camp for Artists. We hope to reschedule in the spring but we don’t have new dates at this time. We will update this page as soon as new dates are confirmed.


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! Registration Deadline: February 17.


Part 1: WORK IT! WORK IT! – Eryn Foster
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! – Eryn Foster
Saturday, February 25, 10am – 12pm

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

Part 3: WORK IT! WORK IT! – Eryn Foster
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 1 on 1 meeting with the workshop instructor.

Register for all three parts of WORK IT! WORK IT! Boot Camp for $60 and save!
3 Part Workshop Bundle

VANS Cancellation and Refund Policy

Refunds of 75% of workshop fee will be given if cancellation occurs 72 hours or more prior to the beginning of the workshop. No refund will be given if cancellation occurs on the day  of the workshop. If VANS has to cancel the workshop for any reason, registrants will be notified and refunded in full.

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2 Responses to Workshop Registration

  1. Pingback: Maritime Art List » Blog Archive » VANS Grant Proposals Workshop – Registration Deadline Oct 9

  2. It would be fantastic if any of these workshops were offered online or as a podcast either during or after. The workshop could be filmed then broken into parts and uploaded to utube with password protection. People could pay. It would be a great advantage for those of us who are not in Halifax and even for people not in the Maritimes. It would be great promotion too for VANS and the services it offers.

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