Tag: Community Members

Call to Artists – 60 Spaces Available for #TAAP6 (Phase 1)

TAAP6 - The Annex Art Party

A holiday pop up market for up to 60 vendors that features positive vibes for a creative community; emerging artists of Toronto can connect through a series of beautifully choreographed events that include vending their art, mixing and mingling, and performing live art like dance or music. The event also offers food and beverages to artists and vendors alike.

 

#TAAP6 #CreativeUTO #Curatoronthego #CUTO  #TOArtistsTalkSolutions #ArtistsGiftIdeas

Register online: Step 1

  • Vendors register tables for free
  • Early bird tables are $145 without wall space
  • Early bird payments are due August 1st
  • Returning artist E-mail us and we'll update your info
     
  • Here is the registration link for this form
  • Scroll down for more info

 

Contemporary Extravaganza

is a display of contemporary art made by Canadian artists who work in diverse and unexpected contexts and whose artworks reveal highly personal and authentic forms of expression. Our aim is to introduce these artworks to a wide audience and to expand our understanding of what can be accepted as contemporary art.

When:

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019 12 pm – 9 pm,

Where:

  • Center for Social Innovation – 720 Bathurst Street

 

 

 

The Unicorn Awards 2019

Introducing The Winter Unicorn Awards a follow up of The Unicorn Awards during #TAAP5.

Voting will start on November 16t through CUTO Marketplace, Facebook group and IG Pages. Voting will continue throughout the event through ballots as well as on the @CreativeUTO IG page for most hearts and or comments (let's call it volume).

  • Voting for Unicorn Awards starts November 16th
  • Voting on the floor starts as soon as doors open
  • Event goers and Judges walk around with ballots
  • Votes are counted and revealed at 6 p.m.
  • The awards will be presented to artists starting at 6:00 p.m.

 

Golden Unicorns

  • Artists who get the most votes get golden unicorns
  • Runner ups get silver unicorns

 

3 step registration process

 

Step 1

 

Step 2

  • Secure your table with through PayPal
  • PayPal takes debit cards
  • Limited space available based on 1st pay 1st serve
  • Early bird tables are due August 1st

 

$145 for a 2 by 3 feet table - without wall space 

 

$160 for a 2 by 3 with 9 feet tall wall space (12 to 20 spaces available )

  • Limited wall spaces available
  • Wall space is about 3 feet (length of your table)
  • 9 feet high (the space behind your table
  • Must bring in painter's tape to or wires to hang up your art

 

Note - Early bird deposits are due on August 1st

 

Step 3

 Feel free to send messages through chat (on your right) It's tied to our Facebook fanpage

#TAAP6 – CreativeUTO 2019 Mediakit for Sponsorship Opportunities

Help Sponsor an art show

 

Download our media kit below

 

About The Annex Art Party

 
We are looking to collaborate with forward-thinking corporations to create sponsorship opportunities that align with their strategic goals and messages. 
 
A bit about our organization. We are a socially conscious incubator that advances profit-sharing creative projects. We support, educate, and develop entrepreneurs, coders, artists, creators, and developers from all walks of life. We drive forward projects through SMARTER collaboration from the foundation up. But most importantly, we build and multiply spaces for creators to come together to combat the all too common and interconnected epidemics of isolation, mental health, and homelessness in the creative community.
 

 

We look forward to exploring how your company’s support for our exhibitions and projects (both financially and in-kind) can help engage audiences.
 

In return we have designed a marketing campaign that will reach over: 

  • 3 million people in the downtown core through a guerrilla marketing strategy
     
  • Includes a street team (of Unicorns in Unicorn masks) who raises awareness for our organizations
  • By handing out a postcard with envelopes promoting our individual companies
  • A poster campaign that targets the busiest intersections along Bathurst (the street where the event will be)
  • This campaign also includes social media awareness (we will take lots of video and pictures)
  • Reach out to a community of artists on social media and in-person 
  • Collaborating on an art installation for change
  • and be a judge to help vote for the Winter Unicorn Awards at the event
  • Your logos will be represented at the event, all marketing material including social media
 

Download our media kit below

 

About The Annex Art Party

 

Join – Volunteer at BIG on Bloor: Bloordale. Arts. Culture

BIG on Bloor Festival, a summer arts and culture festival that happens on July 20th in Bloordale, is looking for volunteers! Please share the below posting with anyone you know who may be interested. Volunteers 13+ are accepted, with volunteer hours given to high school students, and no experience is required. Feel free to email me with any questions. 
 
Join us as a volunteer at BIG on Bloor: Bloordale. Arts. Culture
(http://www.bigonbloorfestival.com/) on July 20th! This summer festival happens along a car-free stretch of Bloor Street West between Dufferin and Lansdowne to celebrate local arts, culture and community, and has drawn up to 100,000 people. We rely on the help of volunteers for the festival's success!
 Volunteers help with a variety of roles, from set-up and take-down of vendor spaces and creative installations, to helping visitors navigate the festival, to running the information booths. This year our volunteers will also play the exciting and important role of helping bring to life our goal of having a zero-waste festival. Volunteer shifts are five hours each, with breaks for food and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to gain volunteers hours, meet awesome people, and make an impact. 
Sign-up here: http://www.bigonbloorfestival.com/sign-up/

 

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Toronto RISE Project

Help Wanted – Looking To Add Copywriter & Video Host for Artist of the Week

Who we are?

  • A profit share-based incubator system that helps develop creative entrepreneurs through SMARTER Collaboration

What governs us?

  • Stagnant energy is negative energy
  • Still waters collect bacteria
  • We are Creative thinkers
  • Command a critical intellect
  • Articulate with clarity
  • Find the complex in simplicity
  • Are elevated by ambition
  • Grounded in humility
  • Susceptible to growth
  • Have a strong sense of integrity & honesty
  • While respecting flow & energy

More insight – Who We Are

Click here - to start the registration process

 

CreativeUTO.ca continues to evolve beyond one place

  • After many tests working with different contractors in the community we have used the feedback from our metrics to redesign our collaborative process. Contracts will be per project, they have been built in to CreativeUTO’s SMARTERai starting with the registration process.

 

The Annex Art Party and the Artists Social Innovators Expo 2020

The purpose of both events is to get us ready for an art fair in 2020. This project is project is designed to setup in phases

Phase 1

  • 100 artists against Isolation, Mental Health and homelessness
  • The Annex Art Party for August 24th

 

Phase 2

  • and then again in December 15 two 60 table events.
  • Unicorn Awards (where we tally up the 100 trending artists on CreativeUTO and award artists through several categories for having participated )

 

  • A portion of the proceeds go towards researching developing for isolation, mental health and homelessness in the creative community

Contract

  • The initial contract will be until August 24th
  • you’ll be first in line for the December event.
  • Every role we are looking for helps us reach our goal for 2020

 

What we are looking for?

  • Someone dependable and reliable
  • Consistency

 

  • Artist of the week interviews
  • A copywriter to continue our weekly top 5s

Tasks

  • includes scouting artists
  • Responding to E-mail and social media messages
     
  • R & D,
  • curating art,
  • editing,
  • publishing
  • and advertising the post on your network


Operation

  • We work out of
  • Zoom,
  • Slack
  • Facebook
  • and WordPress

 

Below is a list of skills from our collective:

  • Concept art, illustration, graphic design, French, networking, Marketing, Business Solutions, Events Management, Workshop Design, Public Speaking, editing, networking, sales, QA, Teaching, Music production, Advertising, Copy editing, copy writing, content creation, illustration, logo design, project management, Focused, organized strategy, marketing, negotiation, entrepreneurship, typography, Training, Mentoring, Profile Writing, Presentations, Business Networking, Branding, Photography, Web Design, SEO, Audio Production & Strategy Consulting, SEO and Strategy Consulting, Class/webinar/workshop creation and facilitation, Basics of SEO, Basics of Google Analytics, Illustration, Design, Art Direction, Curation, Creative Networking, Recruiting, Social Media Advertising, Data Analysis, Surveying, Event Planning


Our services are focused on: 

  • Project Management, research & development
  • Branding, logo design & art direction
  • Social Media marketing, advertisement & SEO 
  • WordPress UX web development and maintenance
  • Copy writing, value proposition & sales funnels
  • Customer service, business development, sales & training 

 

Payment

  • Base
  • Project commissions


Next Steps

  • Register below
  • If you fit what we’re looking, we’ll contact you
  • You can also join as an extended contractor
  • We contract extended contractors for upcoming project
  • We have a meeting in person or video
  • We register you on Slack, WordPress
  • We have a weekly editors meetup on video
  • We have a monthly potluck at 720 Bathurst St.

 

Workshop – Generate Leads on Social Media for Creative Entreprenuers

Results

You end up with a two-page project outline that clearly defines your idea, the story behind it, why a customer should buy it, and the project's objections. It includes a sales funnel that clearly defines how to receive your customers and how to turn followers into buyers. The outline will also include your social media strategy for the big three: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You’d be able to implement this outline right away.

DNA of a business

If I had to build a business infrastructure--no product, just infrastructure--then the business would have two departments: research and development.

Research gathers and interprets the info and, in my opinion, should be 60% of the business.

Development would be made up of three departments, all working in sync to process the info. Those departments are customer service, sales, and advertising. These can also be represented by people who have all three skills.

This structure can be applied to any project and it would remain a viable construct. Something as simple as starting an online business would require you to research the best way to present it, best places to host, and then you have to advertise that business. It's the same idea with a wedding, or something as simple as cooking new recipes for people. When you advertise, you have to receive the potential client and sell them on your product.

Growth Hack Marketing is the sales algorithm you develop to run your business sales and is the most viable way to know if your business is worth your time.

This workshop is designed to teach you

  • How to sell without burning yourself out 
  • Know Thyself (find your passion)
  • How to setup your value proposition
  • Keywords advertising algorithm system (KAASy)
  • How to sell yourself in 30 seconds + objections
  • Reverse engineering social media algorithms (what feeds them?)
  • How to use Facebook and Instagram to sell (without paying)

Results

  • You end up with a two-page project outline that clearly defines your idea, the story behind it, why a customer should buy it, and the project's objections. It includes a sales funnel that clearly defines how to receive your customers and how to turn followers into buyers. The outline will also include your social media strategy for the big three: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You’d be able to implement this outline right away.

Registration process

Note that all podcast will be taped and may be republished on all CreativeUTO and FMiMBranding.com and affiliate projects

Start My Project – Community Calendar

Start My Project - Community Calendar

Use this calendar to navigate through on going events, projects, programs, workshops & resources

Who we are?

  • A profit share-based incubator system that helps develop creative entrepreneurs through SMARTER Collaboration

Profit share + creative community

  • This community is designed for us to actively participate on projects; each project will be carefully mapped out on Trello and have a monetary value attached. The structure will be broken down into 4 milestones, each with its own tasks to reach there. These milestones are, Alpha phase (gather info),Beta phase (test it amongst close friends), Launch phase and Monitor. The largest portion of the compensation will always go back to the creator (up to 60%). A portion of the profit goes to participants who help along the project, and the rest goes to the community, overheads, or other projects. These percentages are determined before a project is launched during the Alpha phase. Community members can vote on which project to take on.

For more insight go to who we are

Start a project - this link will help you create a project outline

Publish your service/art/project/workshop (free)

Buy Membership - Participate in profit share

Log in into your account

Personalize Your Account (options) 

 

Blog – We Made the Potluck Meetup Happen

Insight – We Evolve Beyond One Place

The gauntlet.

The gauntlet is the business and all the intangibles that come with it. The gauntlet is a filter that is rewarding in the same way as working out; it prepares the foundation for all growth.

As a student of the gauntlet, studying the beast is a given. Through my studies I've come to understand that it’s an ongoing recruitment process, and that recruitment process is an ongoing trial by fire. You have to workout to keep up with the daily grind.

Success comes to those who try fast and fail faster, only to re up and learn faster. Cycles such as these are embedded in all existence, minutes turn to hours, hours turn to days. We sleep, we wake, we cycle in order to do everything, even something as simple as tying our shoe laces needs loops.

Creative Unicorns of Toronto use an agile based system to turn ideas into projects that serve the community.

Insight - Who We Are?

Creative Entrepreneurs, Unicorns

Success is 99% planning, 75% course correction, and 1% execution. Most business people have it backward, wasting 99% of their time executing and course correcting a plan that was only 1% of the project. The key to success is knowing that everyone wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.

Success is a filter that only a few get to because it requires so much self-reflection. Often you find yourself (an abstract identity) in a world designed to be linear. The largest component of success is crashing through the fear barrier; an experience we have to go through countless times in life. Every time it’s the same butterflies in our stomach.

This is our journey; we get to stay who we are, maximize our skills and evolve.

On our way through our journey collecting experiences as Unicorns, some of us will evolve before the initial meetup, some of us do so throughout the work process. After this comes the profit, the eventual losses, the downtimes, and the good times when everything looks up. There will be buyouts, celebrations, losses, we will feel down from disappointments, acquisitions mergers, and other evolutions along our journeys.

Insight – 4 Kinds of Mindsets

Right now we made a potluck happen.

Chloe isn't there for the dinner but her spirit is felt through the community.
Her editing and copy writing skills have been key to the evolution of Creative Unicors of Toronto, helping out by crafting the narrative for CUTO and she also edits my writings. 

 

Chloe Heathers - Research, Development, Editor, Copywriting

Chloe Heathers is an illustrator, writer, and freelance copy editor living in Toronto. She has been a creative collaborator for a wide range of projects including contributing art and content for published anthologies and tabletop role-playing games. She is passionate about ending the stigma against mental illness and promoting diverse representation in art.

 

 

 

Also coming on board as a researcher, developer,
content creator is Karen Swyszcz. Karen will be creating weekly videos that help with business development
She is a Strategy Consultant at Makin' The Bacon with strengths in Photography, Web Design & SEO

Karen Swyszcz Copywriting, Photography, Web Design, SEO and Strategy Consulting

Karen Swyszcz, is the founder and owner of Makinthebacon. It began as a blog in 2012. She has partnered with brands such as Meridian Credit Union, minted.com, Camp Tech and Supperworks for influencer marketing campaigns.  In 2017, Makinthebacon evolved into a consulting/auditing/training services company for blogging, WordPress, and social media.

She has facilitated numerous business blogging strategy workshops within the Greater Toronto Area.

Karen Swyszcz Copywriting, Photography, Web Design, SEO and Strategy Consulting

You can connect with her on Facebook || Twitter || LinkedIn  II Instagram

 

 

Last but not least comes me,
the business development manager and with out powers combined!
I'm also the founder of Free Minds in Motion - FMiMBranding and Creative Unicorn of Toronto - CreativeUTO

 

Michael Bole has over 20 years research and development in marketing/sales. Michael has was worked for various companies in either sales, customer service and or advertisement. These include his projects including clothing lines, event management, talent management, as well as organizations such as Apple, Seagate, Honeywell, Air Miles, General Motors, Aimia Marketing, startups and social enterprises  like Center for Social Innovation (as a DECA) Free Geek Toronto. He launched FMiMBranding  in 2009 which focuses on business development from the foundation up  and out of that came CreativeUTO a think tank of creative entrepreneurs where we leverage our skills to helps develop creative unicorns, their ideas, and their projects.

Follow me on Instagram | go to my website | Or follow me on Facebook

 

Bellow is a list of skills from our collective

  • Concept art, illustration, graphic design, french, networking, Marketing, Business Solutions, Events Management, Workshop Design, Public Speaking, editing, networking, sales, QA, Teaching, Music production, Advertising, Copy editing, copy writing, content creation, illustration, logo design, project management, Focused, organized strategy, marketing, negotiation, entrepreneurship, typography, Training, Mentoring, Profile Writing, Presentations, Business Networking, Branding, Photography, Web Design, SEO, Audio Production & Strategy Consulting, SEO and Strategy Consulting, Class/webinar/workshop creation and facilitation, Basics of SEO, Basics of Google Analytics, Illustration, Design, Art Direction, Curation, Creative Networking, Recruiting, Social Media Advertising, Data Analysis, Surveying, Event Planning
Our services are focused on: 

  • Project Management, research & development
  • Branding, logo design & art direction
  • Social Media marketing, advertisement & SEO 
  • WordPress UX web development and maintenance
  • Copy writing, value proposition & sales funnels
  • Customer service, business development, sales & training 
Are you interested in joining a collaborative community of like-minded individuals? Become a Creative Unicorn to participate in profit sharing projects, events and workshops within the city! Community Memberships start at $30

 

Join us – We are expanding our coding team

 

Join us - We are expanding our coding team

  • Being on the CUTO Creative team is a paid gig
  • manage the monthly meetups
  • setup a coding workshop/workshops
  • manage ongoing coding projects at 
  • you'll be expected to write weekly blogs about coding and business
  • Promote the blog, CodingUTO  CreativeUTO

If you're interested, please register your info below and I will contact the best fits. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScIsiL8gkdPvTZaAwFpXuogNdyiz8sifhepVd7aTGaEwMvcGg/viewform 

For more info about CreativeUTO

https://www.creativeuto.ca/creative-unicorns-of-toronto-who-we-are/ 

This is for our online incubator project

 
Become a community member

Online Co-working Space for Artists, Coders, Creators & Developers

CodingUTO - Online Co-working Space for Artists, Coders, Creators & Developers

Coding Unicorns of Toronto is an extension of CreativeUTO an online collaborative space for coders, artists, creators and developers focussed on developing in house, client projects or their own projects.

For more info about CreativeUTO
https://www.creativeuto.ca/creative-unicorns-of-toronto-who-we-are/

Weekly meetup 

The next meetup in on Sunday April 28th at 3:30 PM

  • Every week members of the community can log in to Zoom and use the time to collaborate on projects based on the SMARTER system. Simplified Methods Achieving Results Through Exact Rhythm.

Agenda for the meetup:

  • What is SMARTER? Simplified Methods Achieving Results through Exact Rhythm
  • Creative Unicorns of Toronto memberships
  • looking for WP Coders - Free Minds in Motion - FMiMBranding
  • What are you working on? (do you want to monetize it?)

AGENDA - If you have anything you'd like to present, your idea, project, workshops, service please contact me.

Join our meetup group (free to join) 

 

 

Memberships Start at $30 per month,

that gives you access to:

  • Coding Unicorns,
  • Branding Workshops,
  • sell your services,
  • be vendor/presenter at The Annex Art Party, 
  • and profit share on projects you participate on.

For membership options at CUTO Incubator

https://creativeuto.ca/#participate

Moving Forward

  • Ideally we'd like to be open and have events, workshops, projects going at different times
  • To launch we meet weekly Sunday evenings
  • 1nce per month in person time and dates for all meetings set with initial meet groups

Next Steps

Creative Community + Positive Vibes

Shop – Branding Workshops for Creative Entrepreneurs

Branding Workshops for Creative Entrepreneurs

We have created strategic partnerships with industry insiders, professionals and leaders in their fields; including Emmy Award Winning Business Developer Chris Do, Executive Coach Shieh-Chi Chen and Hypnotherapist Pam Butler. 
They will be hosting small classes of about 25 students through a series of free-flowing workshops. This will allows us to have a richer experience and work as a group; develop ourselves and our ideas. Some of the topics we’ll be covering are leadership, accountability, communication and profitability. At the end of the workshops we'll leave with resources we can apply right away and generate wealth and enrich the communities we’re involved with.
 
Find your passion
Creative Entrepreneurs will leave workshops with tools that will assist them in cutting their time down
 
  • by professionals who are successful in their fields. 
  • We cut the fat and give you tools you can apply immediately. 
  • Classes are setup like think tanks where entrepreneurs collaborate.  
  • Help reduce financial risks,
  • Position creatives to generate passive income while tapping into their natural given passions. 
 
 
The right tools
  • Creative Entrepreneurs leave with a business canvass model, 
  • a business system that gives them ability to sell their products in 30 seconds 
  • a clear understanding of their direction, 
  • as well as the tools monetize their skill and start servicing their clients, customers, communities and or niche markets.

 


 

Grow a Profitable Creative Business – Emmy Award Winner Business Developer Chris Do

I will give you straightforward, no-nonsense, clear advice on how to grow your creative business through strategic selling, value-based bidding, pricing, negotiations and overcoming objections. Heck, I even know a few things about managing creative people, art direction, and design. This is not theoretical, metaphysical meditation or unlocking your inner potential. This is just me sharing my straight up business experience (through 20 years of trials and tribulations) to help you with your challenges as a creative entrepreneur.

Click here for more info

 

 

Limit 25 seats per class!

  • Smaller classes
  • Every facilitator offers a full course 
  • Courses are 3 to 5 hours per day per class
  • limited to 20 to 25 students per class
  • 2 step registration, you'll be sent a Google Form once you register
  • Course value is $395
  • Free for Unicorns Members

All transactions managed securely through Paypal

 

Join - Subscribe to our E-mail list updated about Creative Unicorns of Toronto

 


 


Accountability Workshop for Creative Entrepreneurs
As creative people, we can sometimes get wrapped up in the business side at making our art profitable. We can feel what we want to express is behind that great wall that just can’t be accessed right now. Unfortunately, it can stop our creativity and with it, our self-expression.
You can get the opportunity to unleash your creativity and improve your bottom line by joining like-minded peers who meet on a regular basis.
Accountability 
The group will support each other to tackle challenges and celebrate wins together. It’s an opportunity to be part of a process which supports creativity, innovation and partnership. You will gain:

Click here for more info

 
Creatives Accountability Group Dates times:

  • Jan 15, 23, 30
  • Feb 6, 20, 25
  • All workshops between 7-8:30pm

 

Limit 25 seats per class!

  • Smaller classes
  • Every facilitator offers a full course 
  • Courses are 3 to 5 hours per day per class
  • limited to 20 to 25 students per class
  • 2 step registration, you'll be sent a Google Form once you register
  • Course value is $395
  • Free for Unicorns Members

All transactions managed securely through Paypal

 


Communication Brain Hacks w/ Hypnotherapist Pam Butler

Why attend? Let’s face it. No matter how introverted, self-sufficient, or talented we are, no artist succeeds without the help and support of others. There is a right way and wrong way to communicate well and knowing it will empower your expression and your work so you’ll have greater confidence, more impact, and better flow.

Click here for more info

 

Limit 25 seats per class!

  • Smaller classes
  • Every facilitator offers a full course 
  • Courses are 3 to 5 hours per day per class
  • limited to 20 to 25 students per class
  • 2 step registration, you'll be sent a Google Form once you register
  • Course value is $395
  • Free for Unicorns Members

All transactions managed securely through Paypal

 


Location

Center for Social Innovation - Annex

720 Bathurst Street - Toronto Ontario 

Calendar 

  • Note - we reserve the right to change dates
  • Members will be notified when dates are changed 
  • You'll also be notified of new workshops
January
 
15 Shieh Chi Chen
 
23 Shieh Chi Chen
 
30 Shieh Chi Chen
 
February
 
6 Shieh Chi Chen
 
20 Shieh Chi Chen
 
25 - 27th Chris Do 
 
March
 
6 Shieh Chi Chen
 
20 Shieh Chi Chen
 
27 Shieh Chi Chen