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Work of Art+: eCommerce Basics for Rural Artists & Makers

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A co-presentation of the Five Wings Arts Council and The Economic Alliance.

This workshop is for artists living within the Five Wings Arts Council counties: Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena.

Learn how to set up and run an online store for your artwork and creative goods. This workshop will explore the pluses and minuses of popular platforms like Big Cartel, Etsy, Shopify and SquareSpace, as well as print-on-demand (P.O.D.) platforms like Fine Art America and Redbubble. We will discuss how to accept payments, collect sales tax, purchase supplies, promote your stores, and package and ship your work. This workshop will also have a special emphasis on the challenges and opportunities for artists in rural communities, including shipping, broadband internet access and local tax issues.

Date/Time: Monday, October 11, 2021, 6:30-9:00 pm Central Time
Presenter: Andy Sturdevant, Springboard for the Arts

Online Platform: Zoom Meeting. Meetings are designed to be a collaborative event with all participants being able to turn on their video and audio, and see who else is in attendance. This event can be attended for free using a cell phone or landline number and does not require videoconferencing equipment or an internet connection.

Breakout Rooms: Breakout rooms (smaller discussion groups that are separate from the main Zoom session) may be used during this event. Participation in breakout rooms is optional.
Recording: This session will not be recorded.
Captioning: This event will be captioned using AI generated live transcription.

Register: To register, sign up through the form below. If you have questions, contact Andy Sturdevant at 651-294-0907 or andy@springboardforthearts.org.

Springboard Staff

Artist Resources Director