top of page

Artpreneur 2021 (Archive)


Date and time

Oct 23, 1:00PM

Event banner


Arts Network Ottawa proudly presents the 8th edition of Artpreneur, a multi-day online conference on October 23, and 25 in partnership with Invest Ottawa, Wallack's, and Apt613. Artpreneur is the only local event to cross-pollinate across artistic disciplines, creative entrepreneurship, tech, and community-engagement.

Throughout the pandemic, professional artists of all disciplines have taken their careers online, changing the way we interact with, create and experience art. This “overnight” digital transformation of our cultural space has been difficult to keep up with, while also burning itself out through Zoom fatigue and the unsatisfying nature of viewing a performance online, rather than experiencing it in person.  ​


DAY 1 | “Traded Fairly” w/ Andrew Jervis of Bandcamp,
moderated by Debaser presents a unique and competitive model for streaming services for both artists and consumers. Andrew Jervis from Bandcamp will review the origins of the platform as a creative-entrepreneurial project, its philosophy around the value of artistic work and fair-trade music policies, and educational tools built into the user experience.

DAY 1 | Rights and Obligations: Navigating Brave New Digital Worlds

The pandemic saw a global increase in the digital distribution of media and art as we shared and relied heavily on artists to inspire, entertain, or distract us. Every time an artist's work is shown, it should be remunerated accordingly, however, there are currently few standards and fee schedules that consider the complexities of digital distribution, leaving artists and presenters to adapt current guidelines, such as CARFAC or SECAN. IMAA is addressing this gap through the development of a new fee schedule and best-practices document that explores online accessibility, artist consent, IP management and Indigenous cultural property.

DAY 2 | Future Proofing: Takeaways and Best Practices

w/ Invest Ottawa

Invest Ottawa’s Digital Mainstreet program has supported local independent and creative businesses navigate pandemic-disruption through digital strategies and transformative support and expertise.  We will chat with participants about key learnings, e-commerce, and the advice they have for you to future-proof your practice.

bottom of page