The Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists: workshops September 2007-May 2008

Are you looking for the skills you need to make your life in the arts? Arts Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Arts Board, in partnership with Springboard for the Arts and local hosts around the state, are presenting professional development workshops for Wisconsin and Upper Midwestern artists and creative entrepreneurs. Get educated, and get connected, at these information-packed, user-friendly workshops!

• Appleton, date TBA, Appleton Arts Center, 111 West College Avenue
• Chippewa Falls, January 18-19, 2008; local host, Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, at the Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High Street
• Kimberly, November 16-17, 2007; local host and location, Jack Richeson School School of Art, 557 Marcella Street
• LaCrosse, date TBA;
• Madison, February 15-16, 2008; local hosts Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission and Madison Arts Commission; at UW Madison’s Arboretum Visitor Center, Arboretum Drive
• Marshfield, April 18 and 19, 2008; local host and location, Marshfield Artists Cooperative, at the Chestnut Avenue Center for the Arts, 208 S. Chestnut Avenue
Topics covered: Marketing for Artists and Professional Presentation
• Milwaukee, February 15-16, 2008; local host Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN), at the Hotcakes Gallery, 3379 N. Pierce St.
Topics covered: Recordkeeping and Financial Management for Artists and Simple Business Plans for Artists
• Minocqua, February 29-March 1, 2008; local host Campanile Center for the Arts, 131 West Milwaukee Street
• Platteville, September 28-29; local host UW Platteville’s ArtsBuild, at Mound City Bank, 90 S. Second Street, Platteville
• Superior, date TBA; local host North End Arts Council; location TBA

Note: Legal Issues for Artists workshops will be presented through an online “webinar” series currently in development by Arts Wisconsin and WAB. Check back for more information!

Agenda and format:

• Friday, 6-8:30 pm: Participants will convene for information sharing/
community building, usually with a potluck as a beginning. The purpose is to network and get information about Arts Wisconsin, Wisconsin Arts Board and Springboard for the Arts, and to preview the presentations for the next day. Potluck begins at 6 pm; presentations begin at 7 pm. Some sessions will be connected to a local art opening, performance, exhibition or event.
• Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm: Two workshop components and facilitated discussion on topics of concern to artists, such as digitizing portfolios and “monetizing” websites. Artists will be surveyed about these topics before the workshop weekend.

Fees and registration:
The cost is $85 per workshop (Kimberly and Platteville have different fee structures, check with Arts Wisconsin for more information) - a real bargain for the information you receive! The fee includes all sessions and materials, and coffee, snacks and lunch on Saturday. This affordable price is made possible with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wisconsin Arts Board.

To get more information and to register, contact Anne Katz at Arts Wisconsin. 608-255 8316 or info@artswisconsin.org
Online registration coming soon!