Arts management workshops offered

The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society is offering several technical workshops for artists over the next few months.

The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society will be offering several workshops over the next few months to help artists and art lovers with the technical tasks of holding meetings, applying for grants and preparing artist portfolios and exhibition proposals.

The workshop presenters will be the arts society chair Graham Kelsey and professional artist Cat Fink; both have specialized experience in the arts.

A free workshop with Kelsey on grant applications will be held Nov. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the arts centre.

Dec. 15 Kelsey will host a free workshop on running productive meetings from 6 to 9 p.m. at the arts centre.

On Jan. 21, 2012 Fink will host a workshop at the arts centre on building an artist portfolio from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the arts centre.

On Jan. 21 2012 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fink will host a second workshop on creating artist proposals.

The fee for Fink’s workshops is $20 for individual workshops or $35 for both workshops.

To register for any of the workshops contact the arts society at 778-412-9044 or by e-mail at

Now living at Big Lake Kelsey is Professor Emeritus of Educational Studies at the University of B.C. He has had a professional interest for many years in the administration and governance of not-for-profit organizations, especially in education, social services and the arts, and has served on boards nationally, provincially and locally.

In 2002 he was appointed to the B.C. Arts Council where he served for six years, for two of which he chaired their strategic planning committee.

Fink graduated from the studio arts program at Victoria College of Art in 1999 and works as a professional artist showing her work in solo and group shows at artist-run, public, and commercial galleries. She lives in Alexis Creek and Victoria.