YES, a non-profit community organization that provides English-language resources, tools, and strategies to improve employment and entrepreneurship opportunities across Quebec, is rallying artists from across the province to connect, learn, and inspire as they discuss “what’s next” for creative entrepreneurs in the province.

The Business Skills for Creative Souls Artist Conference is a free virtual conference for English-speaking artists in Quebec. The conference comes at a time of change, after a precarious two years for members of the creative industry.

The arts sector was heavily impacted by the pandemic. The lack of stability, community, and exposure has led to more than 41% of creatives surveyed considering leaving their careers in the creative sector. More alarmingly, 43% of those surveyed reported experiencing symptoms of major depression, with almost 12% reporting suicidal thoughts.

With the easing of pandemic restrictions, there is an opportunity for the creative community of Quebec to regain its place as an important driver of the province’s economy and culture, but it needs support to prepare for and seize opportunities as they arise.

This year’s Conference, hosted by CBC’s Sonali Karnick, will feature a wealth of information and inspiration from panels on topics ranging from NFTs to branding, consultations with funders and industry experts, and two keynote addresses, from Charlie Wall-Andrews (SOCAN Foundation) and Amy Blackmore (MainLine Theatre & Montreal Fringe Festival).

Business Skills for Creative Souls Artist Conference (Online)
Monday, March 28th, 1:00pm-6:00pm

Registration is free, but you must register in advance. Save your spot today!

With more than 25 years of service to entrepreneurs, artists, and job-seekers in Quebec, YES works with local talent and leaders to deliver exceptional, affordable services to the English-speaking community.

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