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Ask Me Anything: Housebuying Tips for Artists

Join Anna Chambers-Goldberg (Fox Realty) and El Karnwie-Tuah (Minnesota Housing) for a casual conversation for artists considering buying a home, whether for the first time or next time.

Work of Art: Career Planning

Where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Learn how to define your values, identify key choices and develop a plan to achieve your career goals.

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.

Work of Art: Engaging Customers and Selling Your Work

Learn tools and techniques to communicate the value of your work to potential customers. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

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. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

Work of Art: Grant Writing

Learn the essentials of grant writing along with resources for searching and structuring your grants. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

Work of Art: Funding

Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring traditional and new models for generating value, resources, and revenue. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

Work of Art: Legal Considerations

Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

Ask Me Anything: Makers and Markets – Selling Your Work

Join Rosaline Friedrich (Founder of Roselines Candles) and Haley Matthews-Jones (Founder of Minneapolis Craft Market) for a casual conversation centered on how handmade makers can (and should) table at storefronts and vendor markets with their handmade goods.

Work of Art: Recordkeeping

Learn how to track revenues and expenses, make informed projections, and gain a clearer understanding of your artistic business finances. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

Work of Art: Pricing

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. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

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. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

Work of Art Facilitator Training Intensive

The 2023 Work of Art Facilitator Training Intensive is designed for artists, arts leaders, and arts educators who want to lead the Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists curriculum in their community or classes.

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.