Coaching for Artists

Artist Coaching

Individual sessions with a dedicated artists’ coach can be one-time,  occasional or on-going in nature, and are intended to help artists define  and attain goals based on short and long-term action plans. Guidance and  support is offered in the following areas:

• Administration
• Audience development
• Career development
• Event & project planning
• Funding & fundraising 
• Goal-setting & prioritizing
• Grant Writing
• Industry resources & organizations
• Marketing & promotional tools/strategies
• Media & public relations
• Networking
• Time management

Coaching Sessions for Artists

Our artist coach now holds 15-minute coaching sessions every Tuesday from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For this service, you are not required to pay a  fee to open a file. Spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 514-878-9788 ext. 316 to reserve your spot.

Group Coaching for Artists

Thursday mornings, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Hosted and moderated by the YES Artists’ Coach, this informal, open  coaching block is available on a first-come, first-served basis and encourages  the exchange of ideas, information, resources and strategies between peers  working towards careers in the arts and/or in arts-entrepreneurship. Group  maximum is 8 participants. Participants are required to have opened a  client file at YES for these coaching services.

Please Note: Clients wishing to obtain artist coaching must first attend a Jump-Start Your Art & Financing Options. To book an appointment with an artist coach, please call 514-878-9788 ext. 316.

Business Coaching for Artists

Cost: Free*
By appointment only.
*Also available online*
To book an appointment with a business coach, please call 514-878-9788 ext. 316.

If you are a self-employed artist our experienced Business Coach can provide one-on-one support while you start, grow or expand your business. The Coach focuses on supporting you, the client, in getting answers to your business questions and maximize your effectiveness in your entrepreneurial efforts.

Now you can take advantage of our business coaching sessions via webcam video. Our coaches now have video capabilities in their offices for long-distance interaction that is personal and private. Those wishing to take advantage of our online business coaching services must call 514-878-9788 ext 316 or 1-888-614-9788 to open a file. Please see the note below regarding the file activation fee.

Through our coaching service you will receive:

  • answers to your business questions;
  • guidance in researching and evaluating your business ideas;
  • the business skills that you require to succeed;
  • the help you need in preparing your business plan;
  • the assistance you need to reach your goals.

The Business Coach is also available on a drop-in basis, Wednesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm for a 15 minute session.

* For a one-time $30 file activation fee you will have unlimited access to specialized entrepreneurship and artists’ services including coaching, legal clinics and accounting clinics. You will be exempt from this fee if you are receiving social assistance at the time of your appointment.  
Please note: If you are unable to keep an appointment at YES, you must advise us 24 hours in advance. If you are more than fifteen minutes late, you will be required to reschedule. We reserve the right to deny future services

YES (Youth Employment Services)
666 Sherbrooke St. W., Suite 700, Montreal, QC H3A 1E7
T: (514) 878-9788   F: (514) 878-9950
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