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Local Markets
in Victoria, BC

James Bay Community Market jamesbaymarket.com

Moss Street CommunityMarket
mossstreetmarket.com

Bastion Square Market
bastionsquare.ca

Government St Market
pin.ca/market

Yearly Festivals and Exhibits:

Filberg Festival
filbergfestival.com

Sooke Fine Arts Show
sookefinearts.com


TD Gallery Paint-In
(formerly Moss St. Paint In)
aggv.ca/events/gallery-paint-in

Look Victoria
cacgv.ca

Touch of Saltspring
atouchofsaltspring.com

Out of Hand
outofhand.ca

Creative Craft Fair
creativecraftfairs.com

 



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Arts Organizations

International
Residency Unlimited (for global listings of artists' residencies)
residencyunlimited.org

National
Canadian Federation of Artists
carfac.ca

Federation of Canadian Artists
artists.ca


Provincial

BC Arts Council
bcartscouncil.ca

Canadian Federation of Artists BC
carfacbc.org

Assembly of BC Arts Councils
assemblybcartscouncils.ca


Local

Community Arts Council of
Greater Victoria
cacgv.ca

City of Victoria Arts Scan:
victoriaartsscan.ca

Capital Regional District Arts Development
crd.bc.ca/about/what-we-do/arts-development


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Art Education
in Victoria, BC

Victoria College of Art
vca.ca

Vancouver Island School of Art
vancouverislandschoolart

University of Victoria
finearts.uvic.ca/visualarts

Camosun College
camosun.ca/learn/programs/visart

Pacific Design Academy
pacificdesignacademy.com

 


Children's Art Classes


4 Cats- www.4cats.com



Interested in having a link
to your class added to our
resource page?
Contact us
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Seasonal Art Events
in and Around Vancouver Island

Art/Studio Tours:

Fernwood Art Stroll
fernwoodartstroll.ca

Fairfield Art Walk
fairfieldartwalk.org

James Bay Art Walk
jamesbayartwalk.ca

Scattered Artist's Studio Tour gobc.ca/tours/victoria-saanich-scattered-artists-studio-tour_10

Saanich Penisula Studio Tour
cacsp.com

Visions Cowichan Valley Art Tour
visionsarttour.ca

Stinking Fish
stinkingfishstudiotour.com

Oak Bay Artists' Studio Tour
recreation.oakbaybc.org

Salt Spring Studio Tour
saltspringstudiotour.com

Gordon Head Studio Tour gobc.ca/tours/gordon-head-studio-tour_4

Gabriola Island Studio Tour
artsgabriola.ca/events/


Quadra Island Studio Tour

quadraislandarts.com

 


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Art Supplies
& Framing

in Victoria, BC

Art Supplies

Artworld
621 Chatham St.
http://artworldsupplies.com/

Opus Framing & Art Supplies
512 Herald St
http://www.opusframing.com


Select Framing
Shops

Artworld
621 Chatham St.

http://artworldsupplies.com/

Prestige Framing
http://www.prestigepictureframing.ca/

Broadmead Gallery
broadmeadgallery.com

Matshop
matshop.com


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Business Information
for Artists

Canadian copyright
information here:

Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective
http://www.carcc.ca/


Check out Chris Tyrell's list of the tax interpetations that apply to Canadian visual artists here

Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

Barb Webster
b1webster@shaw.ca

"Working with Barb has always been a pleasure. She is very knowledgable, professional and she has the ability to explain the most complicated CRA rules with ease and understanding"
- Scott Wingfield


Web site Domain

Need to register a domain name for your website? www.myartname.ca
Canadian eh!
cira.ca/home-en


Web Design
Need a web site?
Contact us for a recommendation.


Web Server

Know how to manage your own site?
We like and use Webserve in Vancouver...
webserve.ca

 


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Marketing Tips for Artists

"...Anyone producing works of art needs to aquire only 1000 true fans to make a living". Read this intruiging article by Kevin Kelly:
kk.org/thetechnium

BC artist Ed Hill offers seminars in self-promotion just for artists. "By exercising and awakening their own creativity, the innovation and the energy that creates their artwork, the artist can in fact be just as creative in the way that they promote their product." Read more here or visit Ed Hill at his website.

Chris Tyrell has written two books on marketing and professional practices for Canadian visual arts. Follow his blog for practical suggestions on how to make a living as a artist:
visualartmerchandising.blogspot.com/

Great marketing ideas and discussions on these sites:

http://www.artbizblog.com/

http://emptyeasel.com/art-business-advice/art-marketing-tips/

http://www.finearttips.com/category/fine-art-tips/

http://www.artsbusinessinstitute.org/

Artonomy has lots of great resources including a how-to on creating free email newsletters and mailing lists.

Squidoo
The Art Business
Resources for Visual Artists http://www.squidoo.com/artbusiness

Selling art online
Interested in opening a shop for your artwork? E-commerce sites like Etsy, ArtFire, Big Cartel or Dawanda offer built-in shopping cart systems and are customizable (some more than others). For an extensive list of the best sites to sell or promote art online try Artonomy.

Write an Art
Exhibition Review
http://www.wikihow.com/Write-an-Art-Exhibition-Review


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Specialized Resources

Photography

Destrube Photography
destrube.com

Conservation

Vogel-Horridge Fine Art Conservation Victoria BC, Canada
mone29@shaw.ca


Displays & Art Card Racks

Local:
Matthews Display
810 Shamrock St Victoria, BC: matthewsdisplay.com

For bulk orders:
Eddie's Hang-up Display Ltd. ships across Canada and the US
eddies.com

Printing:

If you need a recommendation for photo printing, lamination or custom projects, printing on silk, or giftware...
Contact us!

Promoting Yourself:

Hailey Finnigan specializes in public relations for the arts community. Specializing in artists bios, artist statements, and social media training.
http://hfinnigan.com


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Art Ink's Top 10 Tips

1. Tell your story. How do you describe your work? Be ready with an engaging narrative. Try describing what you do to a friend and have them summarize it for you.

2. Simplify. Focus on the things you care most about and drop the projects you are less interested in.
You only have so much energy and you'll get farther if your engergy is focused in fewer directions.

3. Promote. Have calling/business cards handy and samples of your work in a small portfolio.

4. Create a mailing list. Your fans want to hear from you and know about your latest projects.

5. Learn about and use social media. Websites, blogs, facebook and twitter can help your fans find you.

6. Get art cards printed. An art card is a business card that people pay for.

7. Present a professional image in your packaging. Good design and presentation shows that you are organized and able to professionally represent your works of art. Include the copyright
dates and contact info such your email and website.

8. Document your art work well, while it is still in your possession. Though your original artwork is sold, you retain the copyright. You may want the image later for a variety of uses - books, prints etc. Make sure that your images are of high enough quality for a variety of later uses.

9. Consider NOT framing your artwork. It can be an added expense that in the end doesn't match the purchaser's taste. If you do frame, consider using neutral gallery-style framing.

10. Be creative and fussy! We are!

 


 

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