Through the Support for Entrepreneur and Economic Development (SEED) Policy, Industry, Tourism, and ITI has been able to fund emerging and established Artists and Organizations. With the launch of the new NWT Arts Program South Slave ITI staff has invested time and effort into collecting the stories and images of those Artists who wish to be involved in the Content Collection Project. They deliver workshops, encourage Artist participation in trade shows, and fund festivals and events in the region.
October was a busy month for workshops and capacity building in the South Slave Region. Artists and entrepreneurs alike took part in workshops offered by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI).
A Basic Record Keeping for Small Businesses course, hosted by ITI and Aurora College, welcomed 11 participants in Hay River and four in Fort Smith. The workshop is ideal for new business owners and covers how to keep track of accounts payable and receivable, invoicing, payroll and government remittances.
In addition, five artists in Fort Smith and seven artists in Hay River participated in evening workshops that provided insight into the business side of the art world. The workshop included sessions on How to Price Your Artwork, the NWT Arts Program (link is external), and Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) Funding.
ITI is proud to support economic growth through training opportunities for local businesses, entrepreneurs and artists.
Anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to contact their ITI Regional Office.