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Work of Art: Business Plan Essentials

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.

Work of Art: 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.

Work of Art: Grantwriting

Learn the essentials of grant writing along with resources for searching and structuring your grants.

Work of Art: Funding

Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring different models for generating value, resources, and revenue.

Work of Art: Legal Considerations

Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business.

Work of Art: Promotions

Craft persuasive messaging and create a strategy for how you will get the word out about your work, events, and news.

Work of Art: Recordkeeping

Learn how to track revenues and expenses, make informed projections, and gain a clearer understanding of your artistic business finances.

Work of Art: Engaging Customers & Selling Your Work

Learn tools and techniques to communicate the value of your work to potential customers.

Business Structure Basics

An attorney from Springboard’s Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts (MnLA) program will cover business models from LLC’s to 501(c)3’s, including information on how to prepare, and benefits and risks.

Grant Writing for Artists of Color and Native Artists Panel

Join us for a panel that will take a look at the grant writing process and discuss how artists who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Native can successfully navigate the application process.

Funding Panel

Learn about navigating the funding landscape and hear from members of the arts community, experienced both in granting organizations and as independent artists.

Artist Websites: Tips and Tricks

Learn about user-friendly website organization and design, how to maximize your online presence, and get real-time feedback on an existing website.

Publishing Basics for Genre Fiction Writers

This workshop will outline the basics of bringing your manuscript through the whole publishing process, from writing and editing to exploring options for publication and marketing, geared towards genre fiction writers.

Artist Statements

Get a hands-on, step-by-step approach to writing a range of statements that best represent your work as an artist.

Curator and Gallery Owner Panel

Hear from curators from both large institutions and community-based galleries and shops about how they choose work to exhibit.

e-Commerce 1: Getting Started

Learn how to maximize your online sales using Shopify, Wix, Squarespace, Etsy and other platforms. This workshop is geared towards beginners with little or no experience in e-Commerce.