Join us for conversations with Indigenous creatives and entrepreneurs about finding success in the digital space. Talks will take place live on zoom where you will have the opportunity to listen and ask questions about the experiences and expertise of the panelists.
This 3-part series is tailored towards Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs. It is free to attend.
Your Online Presence and Social Media Marketing
Indigenous Entrepreneurship for Artists Series 2/3
Monday May 17 at 7pm ET
Exploring brand storytelling, effective photography and compelling writing about your work. How to connect with customers online and build a community through social media.
This week we are joined by:
Biliana Panic - Taanshi Studios
Tracy Ridler – Shopify
Biliana Panic is a visual artist based in Vancouver who focuses on photography, jewelry design, and ceramics. She studied photography at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts and attended the practicum program at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity before taking on the role of their deputy Head of Photographic Services. As a photography facilitator there, she got to work with visiting artists in residence to help them document and assemble the visual narrative of their work and time at Banff Centre.
More recently, Biliana has produced and directed the photography of several video projects and live streams, including the feature-length spotlight on Vancouver’s local music Sounds of the Fox Cabaret. She also designs Métis-inspired jewelry and recently founded Taanshi Studios as an online storefront for her beaded earrings and other handmade pieces. Biliana will be studying at Emily Carr University of Art + Design this fall and, when she can find the time, she very much enjoys making ceramics.
Tracy is Tsimshian from the Kitsumkalum First Nation. She currently lives in New Westminster, BC with her partner and three awesome kids. Her passion rests in empowering Indigenous women and youth to be successful in e-commerce and entrepreneurship. She has been working at Shopify since 2018, currently she is an Indigenous Entrepreneurship Program Manager creating culturally relevant educational programming for Indigenous entrepreneurs and facilitators across Canada. She also chairs the Indigenous Employee Resource Group which advocates and gives platform to all self identifying Indigenous Peoples throughout Shopify by way of meaningful engagement and relationship building with non-Indigenous allies, colleagues and execs.
Approximately 1 hour long