Submitted. The Abbotsford Arts Council announces the return of its “Art of Marketing Speaker Series,” to take place between March and November of 2014 at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique (2387 Ware Street, Abbotsford, B.C.). Presented by the Abbotsford Arts Council and sponsored by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, the 2014 series consists of eight presentations facilitated by members of the local arts and business communities on topics ranging from grant and press release writing, website design and social media marketing, to marketing for non-profits, media relations and gallery exhibition marketing.
March 20, 2014 – The Dos and Don’ts of Grant Writing, presented by Heidi Turner, Abbotsford-based freelance writer and B.C. Regional Director of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC).
April 24, 2014 – Social Media: The top nine platforms you need to know for your business in 2014, presented by Anyssa Carruthers, social media trainer and founder of the Communication Studio Site.
May 15, 2014 – Making the News: How to Get More Publicity Than You can Handle with a Powerful Press Release, presented by Kathleen Rake, writer, editor, and publisher at Click Media Works and Swift Kick Guides, and Rick Rake, thirty-year communications professional and former editor of the Abbotsford News.
June 19, 2014 – The Not-So-Dark-Side of Marketing: Insights for Promoting Your Arts Organization, presented by Braden Douglas, marketing and advertising expert and principal of Relevention Marketing Inc.
September 18, 2014 – Answering the Call: Completing artists’ documentation for museums and galleries, presented by Kristin Krimmel, contemporary fine artist and educator.
October 16, 2014 – Branding and the Art of Crafting a Professional Image, presented by Filio Kondylis, arts professional and web designer.
October 23, 2014 – Website Design Essentials: Strategies that Work, presented by Filio Kondylis, arts professional and web designer.
November 6, 2014 – Oh No! What Have I Done? How to Maximize Your Gallery Exhibition Sales and Traffic Potential, presented by Sandra McMartin, professional photographic artist.
Pre-registration is $15 for Abbotsford Arts Council members and $25 for non-members and possible online at abbotsfordartscouncil.eventbrite.ca or at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, located at 2387 Ware Street in Abbotsford, B.C. Space is limited. More information, including the entire speaker series schedule, can be viewed on abbotsfordartscouncil.org.
About the Abbotsford Arts Council
Established in 1972, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. The Abbotsford Arts Council consists of members, volunteers and directors representing diverse artistic, economic, and cultural interests of community members of all ages. Nearly 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit abbotsfordartscouncil.org.