Business Skills For Creative Souls: The Montreal Artist's Handbook 2004-11-04

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Youth Employment Services
630, boul. René-Lévesque ouest, P-185
Montreal, QC H3B 1S6
Tel.: (514) 878-9788
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Contact: Angie Foster, Marketing Coordinator, Youth Employment Services
Tel: 514.878.9788 x 305
Iris Unger, Executive Director, Youth Employment Services
Tel: 514.878.9788 x 301

ATTENTION: Assignment editors, arts editors, business editors, entertainment editors, reporters, community news editors, events calendar editors.

Business Skills For Creative Souls: The Montreal Artist’s Handbook

Montreal – Friday, October 29, 2004. Youth Employment Services (YES) will be launching its newest publication, titled “Business Skills For Creative Souls: The Montreal Artist’s Handbook”, on November 18, 2004 from 5 to 7 pm at the Avmor Gallery, situated at 445, rue Sainte-Hélene in Old Montreal.

The book launch is expected to attract over 100 aspiring artists and local “art stars”, many of whom contributed to the creation of this handbook. Over 50 successful artists were interviewed for the book, including Hilary Radley (Fashion Designer), Josée Nadeau (Internationally Renowned Painter), Stephanie Whittaker (Journalist, Gazette), Jamie Elman (Actor), Steve Galluccio (Author & Playwright, Mambo Italiano), Lorraine Klaasen (Singer), and many are expected to attend its launch.

The “Business Skills For Creative Souls: The Montreal Artists Handbook” includes information pertinent to self-employed artists and those seeking employment in the arts. As Andy Nulman, President of Airbourne Entertainment, puts it, “More than a mere book, consider this tome a chastity belt for your psyche; use it properly and you won’t get screwed”. Topics include how to market yourself and your art, how to get media attention, how to find your “work tribe”, funding, accounting and law for artists. The handbook also includes a resource section of over 75 local & national associations and organizations that exist to help artists. The handbook will be available for sale at the launch celebration.

Youth Employment Services is a non-profit, community organization that delivers English-language job-search and self-employment services to Quebecers.