Are you an artist who’s looking to expand your skills in entrepreneurship alongside your creative practice? In this workshop, Entrepreneurship for Artists: Creativity Meets Business, participants will be introduced to the fundamental pillars of business management and administration. Participants will be guided through a series of topics ranging from financial management, branding, and marketing, which are essential to sustaining and further advancing one’s creative practice.
Accessibility: If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please contact Justina Zatzman at firstname.lastname@example.org. ASL interpretation is available by request; if you require ASL interpretation, please let Justina know by May 20, 2021.
PUFF Paddy is Queer, Asian-Canadian Artist and Arts educator based in Toronto. Their work focuses mainly on project design for commercial and community events, and installations for public spaces. Their work explores the balance between the ephemeral nature of experience and the joyful permanence of memory. Paddy is passionate about bringing the arts to their community and creating community through the arts. They are interested in exploring the qualities of art healing, playfulness, and communal experience. Their mission is to continue breakdown barriers and cultivate moments of spiritual awareness and powerful, joyous interactions through making art.
Paddy has exhibited and created installations for the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Royal Ontario Museum, The Drake Hotel, Gladstone Hotel, Project Gallery, Whippersnapper Gallery, The Theatre Centre, and Toronto Public Library. In recent years, their practice has focused largely on community arts and providing inclusive programming, primarily for youth. Working with The STEPS Public Art, VIBE Arts, AGO Youth: Free After Three, Xpace Cultural Centre and Design Exchange, among others. Paddy is helping to transform the landscape of Toronto’s community arts scene.