Business & The Arts: Together At Last 2004-11-16

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


Youth Employment Services
630, boul. René-Lévesque ouest, P-185
Montreal, QC H3B 1S6
Tel.: (514) 878-9788
Fax : (514) 878-9950
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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.

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

Montreal – Tuesday, October 16, 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-Hélène in Old Montreal.

Successful artists who have already confirmed their attendance include Hilary Radley (Fashion Designer), Josée Nadeau (Internationally Renowned Painter), James Simon (Painter), and Andy Nulman (Airborne Entertainment, Former CEO of the Just for Laughs Festival). Over 50 other local artists were also interviewed for the handbook, including Jamie Elman (Actor), Steve Galluccio (Playwright/Screenwriter) and Lorraine Klaasen (Singer), and many are expected to attend the launch.

“Having talent is not enough”, says Iris Unger, Executive Director of Youth Employment Services. “In order to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace, artists need to know how to balance their books, how to market & sell their art, and how to legally protect their work. This handbook teaches artists how to make money doing what they love, by providing them the business skills they need to succeed”.

The “Business Skills For Creative Souls: The Montreal Artists Handbook” includes information pertinent to self-employed artists of all disciplines, as well as those seeking employment in the arts. The handbook will be available for sale at the launch celebration, which is expected to attract over 150 guests from Montreal’s artistic community.

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