Liz Mac with repeat pattern of hearts, pencils and rainbows

Happy Good Make Feel Nice: How Art Turns A Profit

Tuesday, June 18th 6-10pm

The Daily Grind Cafe 7 Art Bar, 1479 Birmingham Street, $2.00

Presentation followed by our usual low-key, friendly socializing. Happy Hour until 8pm.

Though only in the freelance illustration business for four years, Liz Mac has made a name for herself using her skills AND her personality. She’s learned the hard way that it takes more than talent to sell art – you also have to think, act, and sell, creatively to stand out in a crowd. Liz will be dropping by E3C on June 18 to tell you her story and how she changed her underdog status into a viable source of income.

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Diagrams and brand elements for tv production

“Design for TV Development” with Rafael Ziah Franco


Tuesday, April 23, 7:00-11:00pm

The Daily Grind Cafe 7 Art Bar, 1479 Birmingham Street, $2.00

Presentation followed by our usual low-key, friendly socializing. No matter what your discipline, save the date for this event, learn something new and make new acquaintances.  Hang out with other creative professionals, students and enthusiasts! All levels and kinds of artists welcomed. $2.00 . 19+

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Feb 21 Meetup: Artbook Night

There’s nothing better than sitting down to stacks and stacks of art books, coffee table books, instruction books and rare books. Anything that inspires you will surely inspire others. Bring along your favourites so that others can pour over them.

We also welcome guest Jacquelyn Miccolis of Sparkles n’ Sawdust, who will be discussing handmade boutique and creative space on Argyle street, opening this March. She’ll cover features of the space and event opportunities.

Jacquelyn’s love for creating began at an early age and has since transformed into a life long passion. As a self taught Jewelry Designer and Artist, Jacquelyn enjoys the freedom of making art without direction. This has opened the door to endless creativity and self exploration. Jacquelyn has a strong background in managing small businesses. With a primary focus, being in the handmade retail industry. In addition, she has worked as a self taught Freelance Web Designer, Chalkboard Artist, Interior Decorator and Published Writer. She truly believes that the only limitation we have in life, are those we put upon ourselves.

19+. $2.00

Photograph by Shannon Dawn

March Meetup: Clients From Hell

Wednesday, March 20, 7-11:30pm

The Hopyard, 2103 Gottingen Street, $2.00

Presentation followed by chill hang outs. Meet and get to know other visual artists in a comfortable, low-key atmosphere. Designers, animators, drawers, writers, students, professionals and the enthusiastic are all invited.

Know Your Worth: Communication Strategies for Dealing with Clients From Hell

As the editor in chief of Clients From Hell, Kyle Carpenter knows your pain. For years now he has read every story about stiffed payments, unreasonable demands, sexist clients and requests for Comic Sans submitted to . He knows how bad it can get out there, and he feels for each and every one of you creative workers dealing with bad clients.

In this talk, Kyle will go over some of his “favourite” stories from the Clients From Hell archives and discuss strategies for how to deal with troublesome clients, or even avoid them entirely. Laugh, cry, commiserate… then strategize.

Speaker Bio
Kyle Carpenter is an award-winning writer, content manager, and the editor in chief of Clients From Hell. He’s also a swell guy who recently moved to Halifax and can’t wait to meet you. Come hang out and share your war stories with him! Trust us, though – he’s heard them all.

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7 Year Anniversary Party

How lucky is Halifax to be celebrating 7 years of creative output?

When: Thursday, Jan 24th, 7pm til late

Where: The Foggy Goggle

Can you believe it, we’re turning 7! Seems like only yesterday we held our first meetup on a cold and rainy winter night in Downtown Halifax. We’ve evolved a lot over the years, and we plan to take things up a notch in 2019. But first things first… let’s party!

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swirl representing a creative conference coming to Halifax

Creative Conference in Halifax Survey

We’re planning an amazing conference in Halifax!

The East Coast Creative Collective  is in the preliminary stages of planning a one day conference aimed at inspiring creative professionals and visual artists. We feel there is a gap here in Halifax in regards to an event aimed at the creatively driven. Something locally run, that will get your blood pumping and inspiration flowing.

We have been running our monthly meetups for over 6 years, as well as numerous portfolio nights, panel discussions and lectures. Now let’s go REALLY big!

Getting the lay of the land is always key, so we are surveying the interest of bringing such an event to Halifax, and need your input!