2023 Artist and Makers Conference
The Archipelago Artist and Makers Conference is back! Join us on Friday, April 28th at the Umaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast from 9am-3pm to celebrate this year’s conference theme: Together Again. We are so thrilled to make the conference happen in person this year and we can’t wait to see you all there!
Since 2013, the Artists and Makers Conference has brought together artists and makers from across Maine to hear from industry leaders and peers, gain practical experience and information, and build connections to the artist community. With hands on workshops, inspirational sessions, and networking opportunities, the goal of the conference is to connect artists and provide an event focused on supporting creative business owners at every stage – from those just starting out to those looking to take their business to the next level.
We will be opening the conference with a reading by Karin Spitfire, former Poet Laureate of Belfast. In addition to having 8 workshops for artist and makers to choose from, we will be hosting the ever-popular mini Pecha Kucha- style event in conjunction with the CMCA in the afternoon. Also featured in the afternoon will be live music on the "Celebration Stage." We are excited to be Together Again!
8:00-9:00: /Check In/Breakfast
9:00-9:30: Welcome/Poet Laureate Presentation
9:30 - 10:45: Session 1 Lectures/Panels - Minding Your Own Business, Living a Creative Life, Where is the Money?, New Directions
11:00-12:15: Session 2 Lectures/Panels - Growth Visioning, Marketing Today, Public Art Projects, I Want to Open...
12:30-1:30: Lunch Catered by Bell the Cat
1:30-3:00: Afternoon Session - Pecha Kucha, Live Music
3:00 on: A&M After Hours
Registration will be live March 20th. More information to come.