Rural Artist Support Weekend 2017


Wednesday, Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Nelson and District Arts Council and Civic Theatre host the Rural Artist Support Weekend
On September 30th and October 1st the Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC), in
collaboration with the Civic Theatre and with the support of the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council, will be providing local artists with a free weekend symposium featuring speakers from the business community. These experts include a business consultant, insurance broker, grant writing expert, marketing expert, social media expert and festival curator. In addition to the speakers there will also be two round table discussions. One round table, Arts and Poverty 2,will focus on the struggles that local artists face and how we as a community can provide support. The other roundtable, Getting the Gig, is made up of curators and bookers from local festivals and venues (Kaslo Jazz, Tiny Lights, Touchstones, Blue Night and the Capitol Theatre) who will give handy tips to artists who are interested in applying to galleries, theatres and festivals in the future.

Area Artists are the backbone of Nelson’s cultural excellence and NDAC is excited to provide more opportunities for education and support. Many artists can find the business of art a daunting undertaking, and not understanding the business of art can be a massive barrier on the road to success. This weekend will assist with breaking down that barrier. For more information and a detailed schedule check out, email or call250-354-8177.
The Rural Artist Support Weekend is presented with generous support from the The Civic
Theatre, The City of Nelson, British Columbia, Regional District of Central Kootenay, Columbia Basin Trust, Community Futures Central Kootenay, Finley’s Bar & Grill, Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism, Touchstones Nelson – Museum of Art and History, West Kootenay Regional Arts Council and NDAC.


Contact: Sydney Black,, 250-354-8177

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