The NWMAC has one more day of Work of Art training. This was rescheduled due to a winter storm in April. We are excited for this jam-packed day of training at our office 109 S Minnesota St, Warren, MN 56762.
Naomi from Springboard for the Arts will again lead the sessions. There are four sessions all within this one day.
9-11:30 AMLegal Considerations Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business.
12-3:30PMFunding: Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring traditional and new models for generating value, resources, and revenue. (everyone can eat their lunch as we go over the material, this is 3 workshops worked in one) Grant writing: This workshop is designed to help individual artists and small arts groups to understand and prepare strong grant applications. Business Plan Essentials: 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.
Please let us know if you plan to attend so we have enough food and handouts. Cost is $30.00 for people who haven’t attended any other Work of Art Workshops with us.
This is a great opportunity — take advantage of it!
Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines — visual, performing and literary arts. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is offering this training right here in our region. Take advantage of this opportunity and register today! Attend as many sessions as you choose.
Ten workshop sessions will be offered over three weekends at our office in Warren. Springboard for the Arts well trained staff from Fergus Falls will lead most of the workshops. Learn valuable business skills that will move your artistic business to a new level.
Friday, Feb 15, 6 to 8:30PM Career Planning: Session 1 & Intro to the series
Saturday, Feb 16, 9AM to 3:30PM Portfolio Kit, lunch then Record Keeping
Friday, March 8, 6 to 8:30PM Pricing
Saturday, March 9, 9AM to 3:30PM Social Media/Marketing, lunch then Legal Considerations
Saturday, April 13, 9AM – 3:30PM Funding, Grant writing, & Business Plan Essentials This session was cancelled due to weather. It has been rescheduled for MAY 18.
Sessions will take place at the NWMAC Office Conference Room 109 S Minnesota St, Warren
For $30.00 participants can choose to attend as many workshops as you’d like up to all ten workshops. Even if participants can only attend one workshop the cost is still $30.00 because that covers the cost of receiving a $20 workbook plus food.
This will be a fun informative class with networking around pizza suppers on Friday nights and soup/sandwich lunch on Saturdays. Food is part of your registration! The more workshops you attend the more value you receive. This workshop series costs over $200 if participants were to attend the sessions in the Twin Cities or other parts of our state. Funding from The McKnight Foundation to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is greatly reducing the cost of these workshops!
You must register at Eventbrite here or by calling our front desk at 218-745-6733. Contact us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-745-9111.
Visual arts Adjunct Career Consultant Anna Metcalfe is launching a new project with several other Minnesota artists called “Gather Art Registry.” Gather is building an online gallery that will also function as a gift registry for art. Gather is partnering with Springboard for the Arts as they launch this new business, and they are accepting applications for visual artists in all mediums to fill out our online gallery and registry.
Gather is looking for a diverse selection of quality work in a variety of mediums. We value both innovative and classic uses of materials and we look for excellent craftsmanship. We want to represent a broad range of aesthetics and price options.
Currently, Gather is only accepting applications from artists who live and work in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Deadline for consideration is May 1, 2015.
Read more about the project and this call for work here, or at the call for work on MNArtists.