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.
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.
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.
Live Event Artist Talks
We've been running meetups and live artist talks since 2013. While they may be on pause due to the pandemic, we have collected them here for your viewing.
Presentation by Star Ships Start Here creator Andrew Burke about his latest inspiration: Maude LewisCheck it out
Let April help you navigate the world of selling at conventions through the helpful force that is the Maritime Con Artists Group.Check it out
What is the intersection of design and show pitches? Rafael Ziah Franco had a lot to say about this. On April 23rd, more than 30 animators, designers, drawers and the curious took in his talk.Check it out
Kyle Carpenter, editor in chief of Clientsfromhell.net, dished out communication strategies for dealing with Clients From Hell. Man, we’ve all been there…Check it out
“The Imposter Syndrome: How to make it when you feel like you’re faking it. A talk for creatives” was given by Sunil Sarwal of The Small Monsters. Sunil spoke about his own journey dealing with Imposter’s Syndrome, and how it affected his education and career.Check it out