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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In the winter of 2020, 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.
(from Fall River, now Halifax)
(from Ottawa Valley, now Halifax)
Andrew, software developer/digital artist (from Halifax/Ottawa)
North End Halifax
Vineeta, henna artist
(from India, now in Bedford)
Duane, designer & podcaster (from Bermuda, now in Halifax/Timberlea)
(from Truro, now in Halifax)
(from Pictou County, now in Halifax)
(Sydney, Cape Breton)
Paul Adams, photographer
(from Montreal, now in Dartmouth)
Aimé Hirwa, photographer (from Rwanda, now Halifax/St John's)
Shannon Ellis, mixed-media artist
(from North Sydney, now in Halifax)
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