How to Make a Living in the Arts

Serving as a point of connection among Langley's emerging artists, business promoters, and aspiring artists, this public workshop will be held on Saturday, March 11 at Trinity Western University.

In keeping with the Verge vision to promote artistic scholarship and to organize interdisciplinary artistic events, the workshop will provide practical advice for those wishing to pursue a career in the arts. The plenary sessions will also create networking opportunities for aspiring and professional artists.

“We are encouraging young artists to turn art-making from a love and a skillset into a career,” says Jeff Warren, Artistic Director of the Verge Arts Series. “It's only by young artists making a living in the arts that new talent will develop and new approaches to the field will be made.”

The workshop is open to TWU students, alumni, and the community, and will be an all-day event. The Verge Arts Series, a part of the Faculty of Professional Studies and Performing Arts at TWU, is a new cross-faculty venture for the University. The next Verge event is the academic conference, entitled “(Be)longing: Art and Identity in the Age of Anxiety,” on May 4 to 7.

Event: Making a Living in the Arts
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2006
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Northwest Auditorium at Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Road, Langley
Cost: Free to TWU students; $15 for non-TWU students with valid ID; and $30 for non-
Contact: Jeff Warren at (604) 513-2121 ext. 3573 or or visit
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Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,300 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 14 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2007-10-11
Author: Erin Mussolum