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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 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.