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Draw More Income EP17: Stacey Bru (ft. Trevor Gieske)

We’re back! Sorry for the wait! We’ve got a fantastic new episode with the incredible Stacey Bru, the Alberta-based zine maker and writer of Anxiety Comics. Stacey came to the Draw More income podcast for a little while in late September to chat about all things zine culture and how she manages the professional aspects of this work. Stacey is a maker, a teacher, a business-person, and all around nice person. She’s totally fascinating and we hope you enjoy.

However, we’d also like to thank our guest host for this week, Trevor Gieske! We thought this might be a fun way to bring something new to the podcast and also help you get a more in-depth look at topics that Sara and Graeme might not have the expertise in. Trevor works for the Calgary comic book store Phoenix Comics in Inglewood (http://www.phoenix-comics.ca/) and co-runs the Indie Comics Coffee Klatsch at Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar with Stacey.

We’d also would like to thank the Alberta Printmaker’s Society again for letting us record in their space. As well, we record this show on traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T’ina, and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

For more info about Broken Pencil and, more specifically, Canzine on November 4th in Calgary, check out the link below:

Canzine Calgary 2017

For more info about Stacey Bru, check out the links below:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/staceybru
http://staceybrucomics.tumblr.com/

For more info about the Indie Comics Coffee Klatch, check out the Facebook group here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/988686514555153/

This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden with Stacey Bru and Trevor Gieske.
Additional support provided by Sara McKarney and Chris Carson.
It was recorded at The Alberta Printmaker’s Society in Calgary, AB. (http://www.albertaprintmakers.com/)
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.

Draw More Income EP16: art af podcast

Well, it’s better late than never for a podcast! This month is a little behind, but we’re glad to bring you this interview with Jane Christensen and Claire Coutts, also known as the hosts of “art af,” a podcast about Calgary’s visual arts scene brought to you every month via Calgary’s CJSW radio station. I’m glad I got a chance to speak with these two about podcasting and how it plays into their lives and the lives of contemporary artists.

To hear the show live, tune into CJSW 90.9FM in Calgary the first Monday of every month.

To hear the art af podcast online, check out the link below:

http://cjsw.com/program/art-af/

And as mentioned in the podcast, here is a little bit more info from Vice about Walter Scott’s comic Wendy:

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/exk5q4/comic-crush-walter-scotts-wendy 

And big thanks to the Alberta Printmaker’s Society again for hosting us!

art af CJSW logo

This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden with Claire Coutts and Jane Christensen.
Additional support provided by Sara McKarney, Sydney Lancaster, Chris Carson, and Ryan Hemphill.
It was recorded at The Alberta Printmaker’s Society in Calgary, AB. (http://www.albertaprintmakers.com/)
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.

Draw More Income EP15C: CARFAC National Conference 2017: Michelle Schultz

Today for the podcast, we are very excited to bring you the third of a few mini-episodes from the 2017 CARFAC National Conference/AGM that was held early June 2017 at the MacEwan University in Edmonton. It was such a great weekend full of insight from people all over Canada that care about the rights of arts and culture workers and Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC was happy to host.

This episode is a small talk from Michelle Schultz, the director of Edmonton’s dc3 Art Projects. Michelle extensive resume has led her to arts admin positions all over Alberta, London, and Los Angeles and given her some special insight into emerging business models in the contemporary art world. We were so glad to have her come to the conference and talk about some of these business models.

To learn more about Michelle and dc3, check out http://www.dc3artprojects.com/gallery/

This episode was recorded and edited by Ryan Hemphill with assistance from Sara McKarney.
It was recorded at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta (http://www.macewan.ca/)
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.

Draw More Income EP15B CARFAC National Conference 2017: Jennifer Bowen Allen

Today for the podcast, we are very excited to bring you the second a few mini-episodes from the 2017 CARFAC National Conference/AGM that was held early June 2017 at the MacEwan University in Edmonton. It was such a great weekend full of insight from people all over Canada that care about the rights of arts and culture workers and Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC was happy to host.

Today’s episode is from Jennifer Bowen Allen, who is an emerging Dene curator and arts administrator from Whitehorse, Yukon. We were very grateful to have her here to talk a bit about her culture, artwork, and life. She spoke about the challenges faced and opportunities available to artists living in the north, as they build their careers.

To learn more about Jennifer, check out https://www.kwanmaydayedaatthi.com/jennifer-bowen-allen/

This episode was recorded and edited by Ryan Hemphill with assistance from Sara McKarney.
It was recorded at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta (http://www.macewan.ca/)
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.

Draw More Income EP15A CARFAC National Conference 2017: Kristian Clarke

Today for the podcast, we are very excited to bring you the first a few mini-episodes from the 2017 CARFAC National Conference/AGM that was held early June 2017 at the MacEwan University in Edmonton. It was such a great weekend full of insight from people all over Canada that care about the rights of arts and culture workers and Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC was happy to host.

The episode for today is a short talk from Kristian Clarke, who was a member of our Building Your Career Panel. Kristian Clarke, Senior Projects Manager at Canadian Actors Equity Association, talks about how professional organizations like CAEA and CARFAC enable artists to become more professional in their practice, and the tools that a professional association can provide that can empower artists in building their career.

To learn more about CAEA, check out http://www.caea.com/equityweb/default.aspx

This episode was recorded and edited by Ryan Hemphill with assistance from Sara McKarney.
It was recorded at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta (http://www.macewan.ca/)
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.

Draw More Income 2017 EP14: Deborah Carruthers and Sydney Lancaster

And it’s time for a new podcast episode! This month we bring you Deborah Carruthers, with Sydney Lancaster, to talk copyright.This is a live recording of a talk we held in early May at TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, so don’t keep hitting yourself for missing it! It’s right here. Take notes and learn how the slippery business of copyright applies to you as an artist.

This is Deborah’s second appearance on the podcast during a live talk and for good reason. Her experience in the field of cultural policy is extensive and this on top of a thriving personal art practice as well. And Sydney Lancaster, our current president, has been a advocate for artists rights in Alberta and Canada for years and years and we were so happy to have her here to offer her support and advice. Thanks for them both for coming from Quebec and Edmonton respectively for this talk!

As a bit of a liner note, I think it’s important to highlight a recurring theme for artists asking about copyright: YOU NEED TO GET A CONTRACT! As an organization dedicated to fighting for artists rights and the socio-economic wellbeing of arts and culture workers of all stripes, there is still very little we can do in specific copyright situations if there is no contract to speak of. Student artists, self-taught artists, established artists, emerging artists, curators and gallerists, community organizers: GET A CONTRACT!

For more information about copyright, visit Copyright Visual Arts here: http://www.carcc.ca/en/main

This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden at TRUCK Contemporary Art (http://www.truck.ca/)
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.

Draw More Income 2017 EP13: Brandy Saturley PD Talk

It’s that time again for the Draw More Income podcast! Today, we release the recording of our recent professional development talk with the Canadian painter, Brandy Saturley. Brandy shares her path and advice as an successful artist inspecting all things Canadiana in this wonderful live recording from our Edmonton gallery space in late March 2017.

To learn more about Brandy’s wonderful work, visit:
http://canadianpopart.squarespace.com/

Brandy Saturley

This episode was recorded by Sara McKarney
This episode was edited by Sara McKarney and Ryan Hemphill.
Additional assistance provided by Graeme Dearden, Chris Carson, and all the lovely people who showed up to the talk.
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.

Draw More Income 2017 EP12: Tina Martel

We’re back again with the Draw More Income Podcast! Today we bring you an interview with the incredibly talented Grand Prairie artist, Tina Martel. Sara McKarney guides the conversation through all sorts of topics, like Tina’s teaching career and living in Grande Prairie and the practical concerns of being an artist (and writer). Her experience as an artist runs deep and we highly encourage you to give this episode a listen and learn a little about being a professional artist.

Tina’s book “Not In The Pink” can be purchased at http://notinthepink.ca/.

“Tina Martel is a Canadian artist whose practice includes mixed media, painting, drawing, books, photography, installation and video. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, she began drawing at the age of four, and later, (much later) received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has exhibited across Canada, the United States and in Europe. She has been teaching fine arts in the post secondary system for the last 15 years.”

not in the pink by tina martel

not in the pink by tina martel

This episode was recorded by Sara McKarney.
Edited by Ryan Hemphill
Additional support provided by Graeme Dearden and Chris Carson.
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.

Draw More Income 2017 EP11: Eveline Kolijn

Hey everyone, it’s another episode of The 2017 Draw More Income Podcast. Today, we are releasing an interview with Calgary artist Eveline Kolijn recorded last month at The Alberta Printmaker’s Society. Eveline’s extensive and unique background in the arts made her an obvious suspect for sitting down to talk shop about being an artist. She’s showing her work constantly, is on all sorts of boards around town, regularly does artistic community projects, and all of this is AFTER having a completely different life studying social sciences in the Netherlands. So, sit back and listen to her chat about stuff like public art, board membership, and switching into the fine arts later in life.

Also, I’d love to say thanks to The Alberta Printmaker’s Society for letting us record this interview in their space. Listeners, if you’re ever looking for another cool Calgary arts organization to hang out with, A/P is pretty great.

For more info about Eveline, visit her website at http://evelinekolijn.com/

To visit the website for the Alberta Printmaker’s Society, go to http://www.albertaprintmakers.com/

METABOLIC RIFT

This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden with Eveline Kolijn.
Additional support provided by Sara McKarney, Sydney Lancaster, Chris Carson, and Ryan Hemphill.
Background music composed by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech and the folks at Purple Planet.

Draw More Income EP10: Draw More Income Panel Discussion

Here’s the newest episode of the podcast! This time we bring you back to September with our recording of the Draw More Income Panel. It was filled with insight from our panelists Derek Besant, Lee Deranger, Brittney Tough, and Kari Woo on how they manage to make a living as an artist. Afterwards, they help our audience answer their own questions about the professional aspects of being an artist. All of this was conducted by the ever-intriguing Chris Carson, executive director of Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC.

We were so happy to have hosted this talk and to be putting podcasts out again. We will be releasing a new episode on the 15th of each month now, so stay tuned.

We’d also like to give a big thanks to ACAD for hosting us and to Elephant Artists Relief for co-hosting this wonderful event with us! Elephant Artist Relief Society (EAR) is a registered charity that provides practical resources to Calgary visual artists in order to help sustain their well-being and livelihood, contributing to a vibrant cultural community.

Find them at:
http://elephantartistrelief.com/

For some more information on any of artists, check out the following links:
http://www.derekbesant.com/
http://brittneytough.com/
http://www.kariwoo.com/

This episode was recorded live by Ryan Hemphill at The Alberta College of Art + Design.
Editing done by Graeme Dearden.
Additional help and support from Sara McKarney and Chris Carson.
Background music composed by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech and the folks at Purple Planet.