Art Export Series – Booking & Touring as an Independent Artist

Published On: March 19th, 2021|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , |

In today’s digital world, how do you navigate exporting your work beyond your postal code?

As part of Artscape Daniels Launchpad’s 2020 Online Programming, several artists, arts managers, and industry experts hosted online Art Export Bootcamps to share their best legal and business advice to sell and produce art internationally.

Those online Art Export Bootcamps have now been made available as 6 free downloadable guides! These guides aim to equip artists of various disciplines with the necessary knowledge to confidently collaborate and share your art and services globally, be they physical or virtual.

Featured this week, Booking & Touring as an Independent Artist from Resident Expert, Fresh Kils – Download the Guide here!

Booking SHOWS and TOURS is a complicated way to make a living at the best of times. The deeper you dive into what it takes for an  independent performer to have longevity in their career, the more lessons you see emerging that apply across creative disciplines. Finding ways to add revenue streams, building valuable relationships by creating value for people in their work, and mastering the pillars of your craft to set yourself apart are some of the ideas we explore in these pages rooted in the world of booking and touring, but with application far more broadly.


Fresh Kils is known as one of Canada’s most prolific music producers and businesspeople, whose accolades include multiple JUNO nominations, high profile collaborations, and performances with some of the most legendary Hip Hop artists to date. Over the years, Kils has also claimed his place in the underground scene, winning over fans and building momentum as the champion of Toronto’s Sound Battle Royal.

Click here to learn more and view upcoming workshops at Artscape Daniels Launchpad.

Art Export Guide Acknowledgements:

Chris Penrose
Nabil Shash
Alicia Roberts
Sebastein Miller
Sofia Doudine
Branded Fox

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.

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About the Author: Claire Leighton

Claire is a content contributor during the development of artsUNITE/UNITE des arts. Claire enjoys hiking with her dogs and attending live/virtual music shows.

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