The Business of Art. Roundtable #1 Start Up


Skill Level
All Levels
  1. January 26, 7PM - 8:30PM


Hear how other makers began, grew, and pivoted their businesses and ask all those questions you have always wanted to know the answers to! Each Round table is focused on a specific stage of business development and features speakers from the maker community across Canada.


The start up phase of any idea, project or business is a lot like being a new parent ; it's all consuming, you are going to lose sleep and it will take everything out of you. Every maker has a different capacity for risk and a different understanding of how to navigate the start up trajectory to the growth phase. Learn how other artists and artisans did it, from part time jobs, to big leaps of faith in their talent. 


Gillian Hyde | Pip Robins

Grace Lee | eikcam ceramics

Kate Golding 

Darlene Martin | Bijouxbead

Shawna Cooper | Arcana Clay Collective

Moderated by Southampton Arts Director of Programming, Allison Billings. 


Business to Bruce and Southampton Arts present “The Business of Art”,a free workshop series led by artists, for artists.

Primarily for the entrepreneurial maker community, each module in this six part series supports artists and artisans interested in taking their passion to market, guiding them through creating materials specific to the arts sector, defining their brand, pricing, the logistics of working with retail partners and taking their work on the show circuit.

Workshops can be attended in person or online, with modifications to the online content. To register, please visit

Business to Bruce is an economic development program operated by Bruce County.
Southampton Arts has been Bruce County’s pre imminent destination for artists, students and arts appreciators since the Southampton Art School was founded in 1957.

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