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Artist:Entrepreneur Day heading to Belfast next month

By | Published on Monday 29 October 2018

Artist:Entrepreneur Day

The Artist:Entrepreneur Day from the Featured Artists Coalition and CMU:DIY will be staged in Belfast next month in partnership with Help Musicians NI. It’s the first time the artist-led education day – which provides a practical guide for artists on building a business around their music – has taken place in Northern Ireland.

Once again the day will be led by a team of artist entrepreneurs who will open up their own artist businesses and explain how they generate revenue, how they went about building a fanbase and a brand, and what business partners they have worked with along the way.

Those conversations are accompanied by a series of Artist:Entrepreneur Guides presented by CMU:DIY’s Chris Cooke, plus a number of music industry guests will answer the questions of both the host artists and all the grass roots artists and songwriters in the audience.

The Belfast edition of Artist:Entrepreneur Day takes place at The Black Box on Hill St on Sunday 18 Nov. Full details of the artists and industry people who will be appearing during the day will be going online very soon, with tickets on sale now at just £10. More info here.

The latest edition of the full A:E Day follows a Meet The Artist:Entrepreneurs session at the Industry Takeover All-Dayer event in Bristol this weekend. The A:E session kicked off a day of talks and discussions for early-career artists presented by Urban Development and Multi-Track at Bristol’s Arnolfini gallery.

Emma Mcgann, ShaoDow and Bryde discussed their artist businesses with FAC CEO Lucie Caswell, while CMU:DIY presented a very speedy guide for budding artist entrepreneurs. You can download the slides that accompanied that guide here.