The Business of Art. Roundtable #3 Challenges


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  1. March 30, 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.


In the rush of the start up or growth phase, we tend to see our biggest challenges as fairly predictable ones; not being able to sell enough or meet our expenses. But some of the biggest obstacles as makers come from unanticipated success and our personal lives. Your hands can only make so much, so how do you handle growth that exceeds your capacity? What if your supply chains are interrupted? As the only person capable of making your art, what happens when health issues impact your business? Hear the stories of artists who have hit huge obstacles like the dreaded burn out, how they pivoted and recovered and went on to sustainable careers. 


Yasmine Louis

Terri Del Signore 

Sparkbox Studio

Noodle Gallery

Kristy Blackwell 


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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