The Talks: The Finances of Art

Dec 15, 2020
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Developing your company’s finances with Joseph Bardsley

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Do you struggle with the idea that you could ever possibly pay yourself or your artists for all that hard work? 

Or maybe you’re already committed to it, but are struggling to find the capacity and opportunities needed to realize your projects as planned. 

Joseph Bardsley is a professional fundraiser and development manager who has worked with Vancouver Opera, Music on Main and the Vancouver Foundation, to name a few. Join us in this interview and QnA as we sift for the intellectual gold we all yearn for to reach our financial goals as indie artists. 

Bring your questions about:

  • The grant landscape
  • Donor stewardship
  • Charitable status
  • And MORE!

“The Talks” is a series about ‘the birds and the bees’ of creating opera. 

In these interactive conversations with artists and experts, we tackle the questions that come up when you’re trying to make your own art.

Have an idea for something you’d like us to tackle in the future?  

Contact us at with the subject line: “Talks idea”

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Lucky Penny Opera lives and works on the traditional and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to be able to benefit from this beautiful and bountiful land, stewarded by the Coast Salish peoples since time immemorial.

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