Everyday Talent Podcast

Ep 13. Building an artist management business on top of a full time job with Sydney Cabioc

September 18, 2022 Betty Xie Episode 13
Everyday Talent Podcast
Ep 13. Building an artist management business on top of a full time job with Sydney Cabioc
Show Notes

For many of us, when we have a creative mission or a great creative business idea in mind, we usually pursue the idea on the side while holding a full time job. How can we sustain our momentum for our creative business or project on top of a 9-5 job? On this episode, I invited Sydney Cabioc, a full time arts admin and the owner of an artist management business. Sydney shares with us her secret sauce on finding a balance, sustaining her passion, and setting systems and boundaries in place that help her to grow her creative business with confidence. 

Key highlights of this episode 

  • How Sidney started her artist management business in the pandemic, challenges she faced, and what kept her going
  • Tips on decision-making as a creative solopreneur
  • Sydney’s journey in learning how to say no and let go
  • Tips for emerging performers and artists who manage themselves

About the Guest

Sydney Cabioc is an events management professional and artist manager. Sydney works as the Programming Coordinator for the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Past work experience was with festivals in Toronto and abroad, such as National Canadian Film Day, the Edinburgh Fringe, and 150 Neighbours at UTSC. Sydney graduated with a Masters in Festival and Event Management from Edinburgh Napier, where she is interested in cultural pluralism in the context of cultural festivals. She has started up her own artist management service, Porchfront Collective. The artists she currently works with are Iranian-Australian opera singer, Shirin Majd, and Canadian Indie R&B artist, Nattra.

Find Sydney at Porchfront Collective: 



Sydney is open to collaborations: whether you are emerging artists/creatives wanting to perform, or businesses wanting to create unique experiences with artists - email Sydney at sydney@porchfrontcollective.ca to chat! 

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The Everyday Talent Podcast is produced by Betty Xie and Benice Detoon.