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The Business of Fine Arts: Strategic Thinking for the Creative Mind

The Business of Fine Arts: Strategic Thinking for the Creative Mind

About this Episode: Join award-winning strategist, documentary producer and AMPD Theatre alumnus Shayna Haddon, as she shares her expertise in the field of creative strategy and networking. Haddon talks about the importance of mastering digital skills, connecting with audiences and gaining creative experiences while forging your own path in today’s evolving world of art and […]

The Art of Collaboration

The Art of Collaboration

About this Episode: Artist and entrepreneur, Sophie Brussaux, talks about her unconventional path to a career in the arts and her experience launching a new company with a little help from friends. Throughout she shares her approach to finding your passion and ways to build collaboration into your practice. About the Guests: Sophie Brussaux operates at […]

Getting Started in the Arts

Getting Started in the Arts

About this Episode: Master the art of the cold call with Beth Janson, former CEO of the Canadian Academy of Cinema & Television and the current COO of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). With more than two decades of experience in film and television across North America, Beth offers practical advice for the first […]

Equity & Social Justice in Film, Media & Performance (Part 1)

Equity & Social Justice in Film, Media & Performance (Part 1)

About this Episode: Part 1 of a 2-part series on the changing landscape of film, media, and the performing arts in Canada and beyond. An all-star panel of women leaders discuss issues facing emerging creatives today, challenges for professional development in the field, and institutional responses to equity and social justice. About the Guests: AMANDA […]

Getting Started: Real Stories of Success

Getting Started: Real Stories of Success

About this Episode: In this episode of the Final Mile Club podcast, multidisciplinary artist Brendan Fernandes shares practical tips on securing funding as an artist. Grounded in lived experience as a York University alumnus of AMPD’s Visual Arts BFA program, Fernandes talks about the importance of maximizing available resources, documenting the creative process, articulating the […]

Arts and Entrepreneurship: Legal Considerations and Self Advocacy

Arts and Entrepreneurship: Legal Considerations and Self Advocacy

About this Episode: Is compensation for "exposure" worth it? Navigating the legal side of the creative world can be tricky, especially for somebody trying to break into the business. Join one of Toronto's top entertainment lawyers, Emmanuel Evdemon, as he shares his knowledge of the creative industry’s legal considerations. About the Guests: Emmanuel Evdemon is a […]

Creativity is your commodity

Creativity is your commodity

About this Episode: How do you stay creative after graduation? Learn how recent AMPD graduates use creativity in unconventional ways throughout their unique career paths. Guests include Deloitte people analytics leader Tracy Pokroy, recruitment officer Sadie Cahill, graphic designer Nicole Beno, and multimedia producer Phoebe Sequino. About the Guests: Theatre Production graduate Tracy Pokroy has had an […]

Finding Your Voice: Auditions, Practice, and Finding Your Own Path

Finding Your Voice: Auditions, Practice, and Finding Your Own Path

About this Episode: Perfect the art of auditing with LA’s rising voiceover star Isaac Robinson-Smith who has nabbed roles in Marvel Studios’ What If...? and Black Panther: War for Wakanda. Discover how new graduates can gain confidence through audition preparation, performer community vs competition, and finding relatable side-hustles that build toward a successful career. About […]

Combining Passion with Meaningful Work

Combining Passion with Meaningful Work

About this Episode: Explore how to expand your creative career path with Hollywood set decorator Carolyn Loucks. Her work on Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Robocop and The Incredible Hulk are just some of the career highlights in her 25+ year career. Join Carolyn as she discusses the importance of continuous education, work-life balance, […]