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Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists, Volume One
January 20, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | $195
Organizer: Chattanooga WorkSpace, Phone: 423.822.5750 http://chattanoogaworkspace.com
Categories: Visual Arts, Workshops & Talks
Chattanooga WorkSpace is pleased to present the first installment of a profession development series for artists, by artists. In partnership with Springboard for the Arts, we have custom-crafted a series of workshops designed to provide artists with better business skills, information and mentorship they need to make a living and a creative life.
The first workshop installment will occur on January 20, 2015 and cover the following topics:
- Your Promotional Toolkit: What should be in your portfolio and who do you want to see it? This session focuses on promotional materials: your business card, artist statement, artistic résumé, and your portfolio. We will talk about targeting your resume, choosing a work sample, and composing the catalog page that accompanies it. Artists are encouraged to bring promotional materials along for review.
- Career Planning for Artists: Where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? This session concentrates on examining your career and developing a well-thought-out career plan. Learn how to define your goals, identify strategies for achieving your objectives, and developing your career path.
- Business Plan for Artists: A business plan will help you grow your artistic business, a.k.a. your career. This session explains how to prepare a simple business plan, in arts friendly language. People primarily think about writing a business plan when they are seeking money, but a business plan is an essential planning tool for any small business (even if you’re “just a painter!”).
The workshop will be led by Andy Sturdevant. Andy is an artist, writer and arts administrator living in South Minneapolis. He has written about art, history and culture for a variety of Twin Cities-based publications and websites, including mnartists.org, Rain Taxi, Art Review and Preview!, Mpls. St. Paul, and heavytable.com. His essays have also appeared in publications of the Walker Art Center and the Jerome Foundation. Andy writes a weekly column on arts and visual culture in Minneapolis-St. Paul for MinnPost. His first book, Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow, was published by Coffee House Press in 2013.
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