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Sustainability Studio: Creative Mending

Much of the true cost of clothing made abroad is hidden, including environmental destruction and the dangerous conditions garment workers are subjected to. Mending is a powerful act of restoration—both for our clothes and for our relationship to the world. In this workshop local fibers artist, Kristi Kuder, will give examples of how to creatively mend, reimagine, and refurbish clothing or other fabric items.

Sustainability Studio: Fermentista’s Guide to Probiotic Power

Local “fermentista” Katy Olson will demonstrate how to make Kimchee, Sriracha, Basil Ferment and 3 kinds of Sauerkraut. Most food prep will be done ahead, and Katy will demonstrate how she processes the different ingredients. If you are interested in learning more about fermented foods’ fantastic flavor and maintaining a healthy biome in your digestive system, this workshop is for you!

Work of Art: Engaging Customers and Selling Your Work, Fergus Falls

Learn tools and techniques to communicate the value of your work to potential customers. Part of a series of twelve Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Presented in partnership with Greater Fergus Falls.

Work of Art: Business Plan Essentials, Fergus Falls

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. Part of a series of twelve Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Presented in partnership with Greater Fergus Falls.

Work of Art: Grant Writing, Fergus Falls

Learn the essentials of grant writing along with resources for searching and structuring your grants. Part of a series of twelve Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Presented in partnership with Greater Fergus Falls.

Work of Art: Funding, Fergus Falls

Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring traditional and new models for generating value, resources, and revenue. Part of a series of twelve Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Presented in partnership with Greater Fergus Falls.

Work of Art: Legal Considerations, Fergus Falls

Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business. Part of a series of twelve Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Presented in partnership with Greater Fergus Falls.

Work of Art: Promotions, Fergus Falls

Craft persuasive messaging and create a strategy for how you will get the word out about your work, events, and news. Part of a series of twelve Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Presented in partnership with Greater Fergus Falls.

Work of Art: Marketing, Fergus Falls

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. Part of a series of twelve Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Presented in partnership with Greater Fergus Falls.

Work of Art: Record Keeping, Fergus Falls

Learn how to track revenues and expenses, make informed projections, and gain a clearer understanding of your artistic business finances. Part of a series of twelve Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Presented in partnership with Greater Fergus Falls.

Work of Art: Pricing, Fergus Falls

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. Part of a series of twelve Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Presented in partnership with Greater Fergus Falls.