Artists WORKSHOPS 2018
Calling all CT Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs!
How would you like to attend workshops on business fundamentals and marketing strategies for artists, taught by experts in the field, and all for FREE?
This spring, the Northwest CT Arts Council and the CT Office of the Arts are partnering with MASS MoCA's acclaimed Assets for Artists program again to offer FREE business and marketing workshops for Connecticut-based artists.
Space is limited. Seats will be on a first-come basis. If you're interested in any of the workshops listed below, email Briana Halpin (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, street address, web address for your art practice / business, and workshop requests.
In this artist-led workshop, participants will create a framework for understanding their practice as a business and a strategic plan for advancing their goals. Tools will include artist statements, portfolios, and website review, as well as understanding budgets & finance, time management, and fundraising. Recommended for artists with an installation-based and/or conceptual practice.
Create Success: Selling Your Work at High-End Art Markets, Craft Shows & Artisan Festivals w/ Laura Baring-Gould
Friday, May 11 | 1pm - 5pm | Goshen, CT
Laura Baring-Gould's practice includes award-winning installations, public artworks and small bronzes sold in galleries, juried shows and through private commissions. In this workshop participants will explore the rich entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges present in making, marketing and selling their artwork. Specific topics will include strategies for show applications and selection, product pricing and diversity, financial accounting / tax reporting, client interactions, promotion and the importance of sustaining creative buoyancy.
Artist in Business with Dee Boyle-Clapp
Due to popular demand, this workshop will be offered in two separate times/locations:
Saturday, May 12 | 9:30am - 5pm | Hampton, CT
Friday, May 18 | 9:30am - 5pm | Groton, CT
Building on her 25 years of experience in the arts, Dee Boyle-Clapp now directs the Arts Extension Service at UMASS. In this training, she will introduce the elements of a business plan and information helpful for running your artist-based business. Through a mix of instruction and guided activities you will learn how to create a series of attainable business goals that shape the future of your art-based business, including how to describe your work, hire outside experts, handle financial details, and structure your business.
Most suitable for commercial and craft-based artists.