FORGE: Arts & Business Management Workshop

January 14, 6:30- 9:00pm.

Committee Room 2, Toronto City Hall- 100 Queen Street West

Tickets: $10 (To cover presenter fee)
Purchase tickets here:

In this workshop, Ben Benedict (Benedict Creative Communications) will provide guidance on art career management and operating a small business. Topics for discussion will include effective marketing, sourcing private and public funding, exhibition opportunities, proper artist fee payments, effective tax and bookkeeping methods and professionally documenting your artwork and accomplishments.

Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A and group discussion.

The session will be divided into the following sections:

-Artist Marketing and Publicity (Print, Social media, online, networking)

-Exhibition Opportunities (OAAG, Artist Run Centres, Venues, Commercial Galleries)

-Getting Paid/Funding (CARFAC Fees, Copyright, Grant applications)

-Business Structure & Bookkeeping (Income Tax, Federal/Provincial Sales Tax, Insurance, Bookkeeping)

-Curriculum Vitae (Documenting your artwork and career).

Bio: Ben Benedict of Benedict Creative Communications is recognized as one of Ontario’s leading culture workers as a writer/editor; visual artists/curator; public relations and corporate communications professional and educator; and a sought out public speaker on The Business of the Arts, with the most recent presentation being Marketing 2.0 as part of a CARFAC: Webinar Series for Visual Artists across Canada in October 2014

This workshop is made possible by the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

Akin Ceramics!

Check out the new "Akin Ceramics" tab at the top of the page ^^ for info on our studio kiln. This service is open to the public, feel free to email for more info. 


Regularly Scheduled Firings: Every weekend!

Drop off: Thursdays 5:00-8:00pm

Pick up: Sundays 5:00-8:00pm

Kiln Specifications:  Cone Art Electric Kiln, 10 Cubic Feet, (28” wide x 27” deep)

Please email to schedule your firing and specify amount of space required, type of clay body, brand of glaze used and firing temperature.

*Please note that the Akin kiln is available for additional firings outside of this schedule (extra charges may apply)*


$7 Half Shelf (26” diameter 1/2 circle, 12” max height)

$12 Full Shelf (26” diameter full circle, 12” max height)

$55 Full Kiln (26” diameter max, 25” maximum height)