The business of making and selling art is a strange combination of words for many people. Look around and take away all of the things in life that exist because of an artist, an artisan, a designer, and you'll soon realize that business and art do, in fact, go together. The chair on which you are sitting, the illustrations in your daughter's story book, the music that you sing to on the way to work, the pot in which you cook tonight's casserole - all are examples of the business of making and selling art. The Training Needs Study of Arts and Cultural Workers in Manitoba conducted in 1999, resounded the following:
In 2003, after much lobbying and work, Uniquely Manitoba was formed to respond to these needs.
To assist Manitoba's artists, craftspersons and specialty food producers in developing their products to become market ready. Manitoba made products are second to none in the world and through this program we ensure our gift producers meet the highest standard in product development and marketing.
Conducted by The Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba Inc. 1999
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