Monday, August 20, 2012

Artists as entrepreneurs: a series of workshops sponsored by SRAC and produced by the Arts Council of New Orleans begins Tues, Aug 21, 5 to 7 pm

Chris Fitch, from Boston, and Doug Fitch, NYC, are preparing an installation in Artspace Shreveport that opens Fri, Aug 24.
The Fitch brothers are artists who have fashioned a career in making art.

That's not an easy thing to pull off.

That's why the regional arts council, SRAC, is announcing the start of the Artists as Entrepreneurs Intensive Training Program. It will be facilitated by the regionally renowned Arts Council of New Orleans.

The goal of this program is to transition Professional Artists into income producing Artists increasing their capacity to earn income through their art.

Combining lecture and small work groups, the program takes Artists through the development of marketing materials, branding, web and social media development, creating a business plan, profit and loss statements and career outlets such as galleries, museums, markets, festivals and public art.

ACNO will host 4 workshops over a 4 week time period on topics related to growing the entrepreneurial skills of artists. Cost to attend the workshops is $15.00 per session/person. Juried Roster Artists and 501c3 Art Organizations may attend at no charge.

Workshops will be held at artspace, 710 Texas Street in Shreveport. Please RSVP via email to

Week 1 Visual Arts Marketing 101 – Tuesday, August 21, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Week 2 Social Media and Email Marketing – Tuesday, August 28, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Week 3 Basic Photoshop for Artists – Tuesday, September 11, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Week 4 To be or not to Be 501c3 – Tuesday, September 18, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

For more information contact Vickie Marshall at 318-673-6500.

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