Professional Development for Artists

Business Basics for Artists Series

The First Steps to Starting Your Art Business

In a small group setting, we will review the basics of starting, organizing and operating your art business and identifying the next steps. You will learn the basic government regulations, record keeping and tax issues.

When: March 14, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p. m.
Where: UW-La Crosse campus

Individual session $35 or sign up for the series of all 3 sessions for $90 ($30 each). Must register for all sessions at the same time to qualify for the discount rate.

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Marketing Basics for Artists I

This class is designed to help you understand the importance of marketing for your art business.
You will learn how to produce artwork for profit, document and price your work, choose your target market, analyze the competition, and learn sales techniques.

When: March 28, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p. m.
Where: UW-La Crosse campus

Individual session $35 or sign up for the series of all 3 sessions for $90 ($30 each). Must register for all sessions at the same time to qualify for the discount rate.

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Marketing Basics for Artists II

In this workshop you will learn how to design effective promotional materials, (business cards, build portfolio, write effective artist statement, bio, etc.) You will learn how to effectively promote your exhibitions and other events, improve your presentations, and introduce your art to the right people: patrons, gallery owners, interior designers, etc. We will also briefly discuss ways to expand the areas of income generating through publishing, bartering, leasing and licensing art.

When: April 11, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p. m.
Where: UW-La Crosse campus

Individual session $35 or sign up for the series of all 3 sessions for $90 ($30 each). Must register for all sessions at the same time to qualify for the discount rate.

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Learning Community of Artists: Best Business Practices Program

Designed to empower visual artists from all disciplines to take the next step in building sustainable art businesses. Discussion rather than lecture based format. Teaches both theory and hands-on skills with an emphasis on interactive learning. Join a learning community of artists, improve your business skills, and learn how to achieve financial success without sacrificing creativity.

Start date - Sept. 19, 2012  ●  UW-La Crosse campus ●

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