Course Description

Podcasting has been a great way to connect with niche audiences for years but it’s recently become a mainstream platform to reach both niche and broad audiences. This workshop will outline why podcasting is valuable, how Duane uses it to enhance his creative practice and how he produces the Art Pays Me Podcast.

The TD Financial Literacy program for Creative Entrepreneurs provides vital career information, flash mentorship, financial literacy, and skill-building in small groups with plenty of opportunity for conversational learning and networking. These free workshops are led by successful creative and business practitioners with a breath experience and career success in the creative sector.

Duane Jones is an artist and designer currently based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia). He has a multi-disciplinary practice that involves painting, drawing, digital tools and fashion that is informed by his upbringing as a Black Bermudian cisgender male existing at a crossroads between North-American, Caribbean and British culture. His work often explores race, gender, sexual orientation and how his cultural experiences inform or contradict common narratives. Duane holds an Associates Degree in Art and Design from Bermuda College, a Communication Design (Honours) Degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and a Master’s Degree in Information Management from Dalhousie University. Duane is most known as the founder of Art Pays Me, a lifestyle brand that celebrates artists in the pursuit of financial and creative independence. Art Pays Me was nominated for Most Innovative Business of the Year by The Halifax Chamber of Commerce in 2021, Duane was named one of the most inspiring immigrants in the Maritimes in 2021 by My East Coast Experience and has been nominated for The Coast’s Best of Halifax Reader’s Choice award twice for fashion design and once for podcasting.

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