Kickstart Your Career at Art at Work Symposium

On January 31, 2016 Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Public Art Program and CARFAC BC will present a full day of working artists, curators and art specialists providing tips on professional practices for visual artists.

All artists and arts professionals are invited to take advantage of the opportunity to network and learn. The event aims to:

  • provide artists with practical, inspiring and career-enhancing programming;
  • support the growth and development of the arts and culture sector in Richmond; and 
  • encourage networking and sharing within the arts and culture community.

Art at Work Arts Symposium: Kickstart Your Career
Sunday, January 31, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

Program Highlights

Panel Discussion: Making a Living as an Artist

Professional artists share their knowledge and experiences on developing art world networks, establishing a productive studio practice, promoting your work, and planning for exhibitions, commissions or residencies. Followed by a breakout session with panelists.

Panelists: Annie Briard, Cori Creed, Germaine Koh, Carmen Papalia / Moderator: Kevin Day, CARFAC BC Board Member

Panel Discussion: From Proposal to Exhibition—Approaching Galleries to Show Your Work

Art professionals from various types of art galleries will share their knowledge of how to prepare for an exhibition application, how to network, and what to expect when working with galleries. Followed by breakout session with panelists. 

Panelists: Chris Bentzen (Hot Art Wet City), Nan Capogna (Richmond Art Gallery), K. Higgins (UNIT/PITT Projects), Shane O’Brien (Gallery Jones) / Moderator: Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Richmond Art Gallery Director

Tour & Reception at the Richmond Art Gallery

RAG Director Rachel Rosenfield Lafo leads a tour of the Peter Aspell exhibition, followed by a reception for Symposium participants.


Art at Work registration is required by January 25, 2016. 

Registration Fees: $50 for RAGA or CARFAC Members / $75 non-members. Pre-registration is required; fee includes lunch. 

Register for program #1281608 online at, in person at Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate, or by phone at 604 276 4300.

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