Work of Arts Series for Region 2 Artists – Sign up today!

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists,
a Professional Development opportunity for artists living in Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Hubbard, Mahnomen and Clearwater counties

Region 2 Arts Council, in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts and Lake Region Arts Council, is excited to announce a new series of Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Funding for the series is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and support of the West Central Initiative Fund.

Workshops will be available exclusively to artists and creative entrepreneurs in the Lakes Region Arts Council and Region 2 Arts Council service areas:  Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen counties.

Dates for Workshop Series
October 21 – April 7
Held every two Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:30pm 

All workshops will be held online

Click here for details and to register

“We are delighted to be able to partner with the Lakes Region Arts Council and Region 2 Arts Council to bring these workshops to artists in our area,” says Springboard Rural Program Director Michele Anderson. “Right now it is especially important for artists to have the skills, connection, and community needed to build their practices and their creative businesses, and these workshops will provide that opportunity.”

Workshops will be held via Zoom and participation via computer is recommended, however, joining the workshop by phone is also an option if internet or computer access is a barrier. All workshops will include closed captioning services. Participants are invited to register for the whole series or for specific workshops relevant to their needs.

If internet or computer access is a significant barrier to participation, interested artists can contact Springboard for the Arts at (218) 998-4037 to get connected to local community resources to support their participation.

Workshop schedule:
Career Planning – Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Time Management – Wednesday, November 4, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Portfolio Kit – Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Marketing – Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Promotions – Wednesday, December 16, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Pricing – Wednesday, January 13, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Recordkeeping – Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Legal Considerations – Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Funding – Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Grantwriting – Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Business Plan Essentials – Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Engaging Customers and Selling Your Work – Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm

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The Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists has been led by Springboard for the Arts across the state of Minnesota, and replicated across the country as an accessible, practical resource for artists and creative entrepreneurs to develop their business skills. The toolkit of the curriculum can be downloaded for free from Springboard for the Arts HERE.