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. Artists can take the whole series, customized combinations, or individual workshops that best suit their needs.
The Work of Art series has been taught by Springboard for the Arts at arts organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest, and replicated across the country by artists, arts organizations, and colleges and universities. After teaching the workshops to thousands of artists, we decided that we could have our biggest impact by offering this resource as freely and widely as possible. Now the Work of Art Guide and Workbook are available for free digitally - fill out the form below to get yours, or you can purchase hard copies of the materials from Springboard for the Arts.
We offer a Train-the-Trainer Intensive on how to lead our Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists curriculum and community development programming - find out more & sign up for notifications of the next sessions!
Want more Work of Art? Hard copies of the toolkit, DVDs of the videos, and additional consultation time are available to help you - an artist organizing a working group, an arts council offering the workshop series - make the most of this curriculum.
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