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Artist Talks For The Creatively Driven

The Creative Kick understands that sometimes you need a little bit of inspiration from local artist talks. Creative folx generously donate their time to inspire attendees with words of wisdom and experience. Our interdisciplinary topics cover business tips, creative process, work/life balance, and mental health. If it's important to commercial and visual artists, it's important to us.

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Selling Your Work Online: a panel discussion with Nova Scotian visual artists & makers

Thinking about selling your artwork or creations? Or, been selling for a while and want new insights and tips to grow your audience and sales?

The Creative Kick has asked six experienced creators in a variety of disciples to sit down and dish out the details. We’ll cover topics such as:

  • Which platforms are best for selling certain kinds of art.
  • How to market/promote yourself, especially beyond social media.
  • Tips and tricks on shipping, commissions, wholesale and other fiddly bits.
  • Successes and bumps in the road along the journey of selling.

No matter if you’ve been selling your work online for a while, or are just considering taking the leap… this panel is for you!

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Local Artist Interviews: Sunday Stories

In the winter of 2020/21, we went live on Instagram to talk to artists across Nova Scotia. We asked them how their practice has changed since the pandemic. As well as what gets their creative juices flowing and why they do what they do.

We interview designers, illustrators, animators, photographers, crafters, painters... you name it! There is sure to be a story or experience that will resonate with you.

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Four lightbulbs at various stages of being on. One is burnt out and smoking

Creativity During the Pandemic Panel

On May 21, 2020, the Creative Kick invited four commercial artists to talk candidly about struggling as a creative during the pandemic.

The conversation had panelists opening up about going through the first wave. Mixed in were moments of reflection, laughter and insight any artist will find inspiring during hard times.