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Registration now open for The Artrepreneur Series – Building Your Business

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Fort McMurray, AB, April 1, 2021 – Registration has now opened for The Artrepreneur Series – Building Your Business, a six-week workshop series co-hosted by Arts Council Wood Buffalo and Community Futures Wood Buffalo, and powered by Project Gazelle.

This online business series runs on Zoom from April 29 until June 3 and is designed to help artists flourish as entrepreneurs as well as artists, and create a sustainable living from their artistic practice.

Register today through Eventbrite.

The Artrepreneur Series is the latest installment of Arts Council’s Business of the Arts program,” said Liana Wheeldon, Executive Director for Arts Council Wood Buffalo. “This is an exciting project, because it’s our first collaboration with Community Futures Wood Buffalo and Project Gazelle.”

Project Gazelle is a women’s economic empowerment project in partnership with 15 other Community Futures offices from Northern Alberta and Northwest Saskatchewan designed to help women grow their business.

“Community Futures Wood Buffalo is here to support small businesses and entrepreneurs, so they can grow and prosper,” said Executive Director, Pamela Ramrup. “Sometimes we overlook that artists are entrepreneurs too, and they are an essential part of the business community.”

Registration for this workshop series is open to artists in the Wood Buffalo region, as well as participants from across Alberta. The series includes workshop topics such as “Pitching with Confidence,” “Understanding Cash Flow,” and “Creating a Business Plan.”


Workshop Details:

When: April 29 - June 3 (Thursday evenings)

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Zoom
Fee: $25 (plus administrative fee)


Those who attend all six workshop sessions will receive a 100% refund and a certificate of completion.

Community Futures Wood Buffalo is an organization dedicated to helping people turn business ideas into reality. Their small business specialists connect entrepreneurs with the skills, financing, and resources needed to succeed.

Project Gazelle believes in the rainforest philosophy, where bringing entrepreneurs together creates opportunities for sharing and new ideas to emerge.

This workshop series is part of ACWB’s Business of the Arts (BOA) program, which gives local artists an opportunity to build their capacity to compete and thrive. With the right resources, they can flourish as entrepreneurs as well as artists, and create a sustainable living from their artistic practice. 

ACWB is a non-profit society and charitable organization that supports the growth and success of the arts in Wood Buffalo. ACWB was established to raise the profile of the arts in our region and to provide support to all facets of the arts community.