Creative Capital is excited to announce a brand new six-part workshop series covering essential topics to develop your art career sustainably.
Our experienced workshop leaders, most of whom are practicing artists themselves, share the tools, strategies and resources that have led them to long-term success. The series is structured so that each workshop builds upon the previous, and is open to artists of all disciplines who are ready to take their career to the next level. The classes will take place every other Monday evening from February 8 to April 18 in Creative Capital’s NYC office space.
- February 8: Strategic Planning, with Colleen Keegan
Learn the key tools of strategic planning and how to create a business plan to increase satisfaction in your life and career.
- February 22: Funding Your Work, with Aaron Landsman
Learn how to calculate what your time is really worth, plus guidance on grant and proposal writing, fundraising from individuals, and varying your revenue streams.
- March 7: Financial Literacy, with Amy Smith
Takeaways include tips and tools for tracking deductible expenses, getting out of debt so you can start saving, segregating your personal and artistic finances, budgeting for your life and your artistic projects. You will also learn how to tell “the story” of your project in a compelling way to funders.
- March 21: Verbal Communications, with Ela Troyano
Improve your interpersonal communications, negotiations and public speaking skills so that you can more comfortably and successfully pitch your work and ask for financial support from presenting venues and funders.
- April 4: Promoting Your Work, with Jackie Battenfield
Learn how to build a promotional campaign that expresses the quality and character of your work, as well as essential skills to jump start your promotional efforts.
- April 18: Web Best Practices and Review, with Matthew Deleget
Learn how online resources can be used to expand your audience size and stay connected to your community. This workshop includes “best practices” for optimizing your website, streamlining email communications, and increasing social media presence.
In addition to the six workshops, participants will receive:
Our Strategic Planning workbook, our Artists’ Tools Handbook, one free webinar to dive deeper into the specific topics and skills most important to you, and an optional follow-up session at Creative Capital allowing participants to check in with a workshop leader about their progress and challenges.
Cost: $250 for the entire series.