ARTpreneur Conference Returning for 5th Straight Year

By Candy Pollard
October 22, 2012

ARTpreneur 2012Cornwall Ontario -  If you are exploring how to merge creative energies in the business world, you will want to take in the ARTpreneur Conference this November 13th at the Best Western Parkway Inn & Conference Centre. The event is open to all artists and entrepreneurs who are interested in developing new skills and insight on how to maintain a creative business.

This marks the fifth consecutive year ARTpreneur has been organized by the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre (CBEC).

“In the past we have made an effort to provide Keynote Speakers who are actually making a living by operating their own business based in the arts, and this year is no exception”, said Candy Pollard of the CBEC. “We are very excited this year to welcome Steve Baker who will share his experiences of a long and successful career in entertainment."

Steve Baker was born and raised in Cornwall and has been performing professionally since 1988. He now lives in the Toronto region. Mr. Baker has performed at a variety of events and venues, ranging from large corporate functions to small town fairs. His speciality is combining magic with laughter and has developed a number of different character-based performances (such as Doc Century's Travelling Medicine Show), to fit his audience.

“It will be exciting to hear how one of our own has become a very sought after performer, theatre and television consultant,” said Ms. Pollard.

This years’ edition of ARTpreneur will also include a panel of successful local and regional artists who will share their stories of success and failure and discuss the ups and downs of operating an arts based business. This one day conference is the perfect opportunity to explore art, business and entrepreneurship, in an informative and fun setting.

“Success is out there waiting for us to seize it and move forward”, said Ms. Pollard. “Artists can and should learn from each other and there is no better way to do it than to spend a day together listening, discussing, networking and learning. This is what ARTpreneur is all about.”

Those wishing to attend should register early to reserve their place for the conference. Registrants can take advantage of early bird pricing by registering before November 5th to save on the conference fee. To register or for more information on ARTpreneur please visit or contact 613-933-0074.

About ARTpreneur

ARTPRENEUR is a conference organized to help creative people succeed in business and has been held annually since 2008. The conference is designed for today's professional artist in all domains: painter, musician, writer, dancer, actor, designer, photographer, and talks will be given by experts in the art and business world from both Canada and the United States. ARTpreneur will provide an inside look into what it takes to make it in the "ART biz" world.

About CBEC

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre (CBEC) helps business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry & Akwesasne by offering information, tools and support during their start-up and growth stages of business operation. Created by the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, in partnership with Cornwall Economic Development, the CBEC offers seminars, workshops and networking opportunities throughout the year that are designed with the entrepreneur in mind.

For more information, please visit the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre website

Category: Arts and Entertainment