2023 Artists and Makers Conference

April 28, 2023 – 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Umaine Hutchinson Center
80 Belmont Ave
Belfast, ME 04915
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Join us on Friday, April 28, 2023 at the Umaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast from 9am-3pm to celebrate this year’s conference theme: Together Again.

Since 2013, the Artists and Makers Conference has brought together artists and makers from across Maine to hear from industry leaders and peers, gain practical experience and information, and build connections to the artist community.

This year’s theme is Together Again! We’ll be opening the conference with a reading by Karin Spitfire, former Poet Laureate of Belfast. In addition to having 8 workshops for artists and makers to choose from, we will be hosting the ever-popular mini Pecha Kucha-style event in conjunction with the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in the afternoon. Also featured in the afternoon will be musicians on the “celebration stage”. We’re excited to be Together Again!

2023 AGENDA:

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Check In/Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Welcome/Poet Laureate Presentation
  • 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Session 1 Lectures/Panels – Minding Your Own Business, Living a Creative Life, Where is the Money?, New Directions
  • 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM: Session 2 Lectures/Panels – Growth Visioning, Marketing Today, Public Art Projects, I Want to Open…
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch Catered by Bell the Cat
  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PMAfternoon Session – Pecha Kucha-style speeches, Live Music
  • 3:00 PM – On: A&M After Hours

For more information on this year’s sessions, event speakers, testimonials, and more, please click here.