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NEW! Approach and Reframe the Challenges of Diversifying Your Income as an Artist

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

We understand that many artists face unique challenges when it comes to securing stable income and financial success.

In this interactive session, we’ll provide you with valuable insights and practical advice to help you find work in addition to your artistic pursuits that align with your skills and interests.

Whether you’re a visual artist, performer, writer, or any other type of creative, we hope that you can join us and learn how to reframe your thought process, challenge your entrepreneurial journey, and learn new ways to supplement your freelance income!

Although navigating financial success beyond your art may take time and effort, YES believes that with determination and a strategic approach, you can have stable and fulfilling work while you continue your creative passions!

Pre-registration is required. Available as a live, online streaming webinar only.


Carol-Anne Fraser | Project Coordinator, YES Employment + Entrepreneurship

Alberta-born pianist Carol-Anne Fraser holds a doctorate from the Université de Montréal in solo piano and an Artist Diploma from McGill University in collaborative piano. She has worked with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, Opera Saratoga, Musique 3 Femmes, Calgary Opera, Tapestry Opera, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and Opéra de Montréal. Carol-Anne’s thesis for her doctorate entitled “Affekt in Musical Performance” studied the effect of music on human emotions.

Her passion for music education and outreach has led her to create an online “Emotions in Music” workshop for students, in collaboration with Opéra de Montréal’s educational outreach program. In addition to her musical work, Carol-Anne also lends her talents to helping other artists as the Arts Project Coordinator at YES Employment and Entrepreneurship.  

Photo credit: Brent Calis Photography 


Marta Barnes | Montreal Author & Illustrator, Freelance Copywriter

Marta Barnes of Studio Barn Owl is a Montreal author & illustrator. A graduate of Concordia’s Honours in English & Creating Writing program, she has independently published two books and one zine, the most recent being a series of interconnected microfictions about misunderstood monsters called The Found Book of Losst.

Combining her degree in literature and creative writing with lifelong artistic pursuits, she weaves visual storytelling techniques into a patchwork aesthetic inspired by her travels. Her work celebrates the curiosities of our world through colourful naturalist watercolour and gouache paintings and independent publications. 


Pre-registration is required. Available as a free live, online streaming webinar.

Once you have registered for the online workshop, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log on a few hours prior to the start time of the workshop. Please check your Spam/Junk folder if you have not received your email with instructions 1 hour prior to the start time of the workshop.


June 5
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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