Springboard for the Arts Calendar of Events
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Calendar of Events
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.
Learn about navigating the funding landscape and hear from members of the arts community, experienced both in granting organizations and as independent artists. Presented in partnership with Dakota County Library.
Craft persuasive messaging and create a strategy for how you will get the word out about your work, events, and news.
Our panel of professionals from the publishing industry, including publishers, bookstore owners and writers will try to take some of the mystery out of the ins and outs of the publishing business. Presented in partnership with Dakota County Library.
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.
Learn how to track revenues and expenses, make informed projections, and gain a clearer understanding of your artistic business finances.
Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business.
Learn how to maximize your online sales with Big Cartel, Etsy, Shopify, SquareSpace and other platforms. We will discuss how to accept payments, and package and ship your work. Presented in partnership with Dakota County Library.
Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring traditional and new models for generating value, resources, and revenue.
Learn the essentials of grant writing along with resources for searching and structuring your grants.
Join us for a panel that will look closer at how artists who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Native can go beyond grants to more sustainable, regenerative and community-driven options such as crowdfunding, microfinance and earned income strategies. Presented in partnership with Dakota County Library.
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.
Learn tools and techniques to communicate the value of your work to potential customers.