NVA Workshop: Financial Literacy for Artists


Never Apart
7049 Rue St–Urbain
Montreal, QC H2S 3S4

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NVA Workshop: An Exploration of Money and Creative Expression: The Balance of Artistry and Commerce

How do I balance financial organization with my artistic practice?

How can I think about my creative career as a business?

How can I think about investing with my current income?

This workshop is primarily for artists who have registered or are thinking about registering their project as a business.

This event is offered for FREE in collaboration with Les Sympathiques and Florafone Records.

The workshop will be facilitated by Milo Johnson, bassist, business manager and accountant for Montreal based band Busty and the Bass. He is also the director of operations for Desta Black Youth Network.

The facilitator has a music background, but the workshop applies to all creative practices.

This workshop will cover:

Exploring personal relationships with money
Demystifying financial organization/responsibility.
Personal budgeting/cash flower
Small business accounting/invoicing
Business management
Expense tracking and reporting

The workshop will be in English.


If you’re interested in participating, please remember to fill out the following questionnaire by OCTOBER 25th:

There are limited seats, sign up early!


Florafone is a new Montreal record label born out of a creative music scene that does not fit into traditional commercial spaces – a cross-pollination of jazz, experimental music, electronic music, contemporary classical, and hip-hop.


Les Sympathiques is a non-profit concert series curator formed by Montreal-based musicians from a diverse array of backgrounds.
Une exploration de l’argent et de l’expression créative : L’équilibre entre l’art et le commerce


For our guests with reduced mobility: the talks will take place on the ground floor in the kitchen area, which can be accessed in a wheelchair. There is a wooden floor ramp for the main entrance step, and a large bathroom.

If you need more information or further assistance during your visit, please let us know in advance by writing to


We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather for this event is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

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