The Work of Art program is a professional development curriculum developed by Springboard for the Arts to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines. Artists can take the whole series, customized combinations, or individual workshops that best suit their needs.
This series of Workshops is FREE and open to the public.
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & REGISTRATION LINKS:
12-1:30pm, Thurs, February 1 – Career Planning – Register
Where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Learn how to define your values, identify key choices and develop a plan to achieve your career goals. Facilitated by Adrienne De Guevara.
12-1:30pm, Thurs, February 15 – Time Management – Register
Discover analytical and tool-based approaches to manage your time. These tools will help you tackle hurdles related to efficiency, flexibility, and structure to help you reach your artistic goals. Facilitated by Jenny Chang.
12-1:30pm, Thurs, February 29 – Portfolio Kit – Register
Your portfolio is the core of your promotional material and professional calling card. Focus on the essential elements: sharpening your artist statement, tailoring your artistic resume, and curating and formatting your work samples. Facilitated by Monica Galvan.
12-1:30pm, Thurs, March 14 – Marketing and Promotions – Register
Define your product, discover your target audience, make decisions about how you sell your work, and identify a budget and strategy for your artistic business. Craft persuasive messaging and create a strategy for how you will get the word out about your work, events, and news. Facilitated by Alfredo Avila & Christy Sandoval.
12-1:30pm, Thurs, March 28 – Pricing – Register
This analytical approach isn’t intended to be the only way to price your work. It’s intended to show you the factors of product production that apply to everything in the marketplace. Once you understand what each of the variables are you’ll be able to customize a formula that fits your business model. Facilitated by Kenji Tanner.
12-1:30pm, Thurs, April 11 – Recordkeeping – Register
Learn how to track revenues and expenses, make informed projections, and gain a clearer understanding of your artistic business finances. Facilitated by Alicia Trujillo.
12-1:30pm, Thurs, April 25 – Legal Considerations – Register
Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business. Facilitated by Diana Diaz.
12-1:30pm, Thurs, May 9 – Funding and Grantwriting – Register
Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring different models for generating value, resources, and revenue. Learn the essentials of grant writing along with resources for searching and structuring your grants. Facilitated by Summer Red and Adrienne De Guevara.
12-1:30pm, Thurs, May 23 – Business Plan Essentials – Register
Learn how to prepare a simple business plan, in arts-friendly language, to help you organize all the various aspects of your artistic practice and make informed business decisions. Facilitated by Charlie Rugg.
12-1:30pm, Thurs, June 6 – Engaging Customers & Selling Your Work – Register
Learn tools and techniques to communicate the value of your work to potential customers. Facilitated by Doranda Martin.
Download the Workshop Schedule.