Professional Develop for Artists

Sat, Aug 25 at 11am

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2 Day Workshop

August 25th 11am - 5pm AND August 26th 11am - 5pm

Come learn about how to take your art career to the next level with our Director, Maxx Follis-Goodkind (Maxx FG Art) - also Program Director of Ballard Night Out.

Two day workshop. Each day we'll meet at 11am, have a lunch break, and go until 5pm. We'll talk until about 4pm and then use the last hour to work on bios, ask questions and give each other ideas.

We'll Cover:

*Business name, artist name, both?

*Business license, do you need it?

*Filing and collecting taxes

*Keeping track of expenses and sales

*Setting up social media

*Setting up website

*Writing a bio

*Logos, taglines, domain names

*Business cards & free promo materials

*Good exposure vs working for free vs spec work vs bad exposure

*Pricing your work

*Calculating material costs

*ROI (Return on Investment)

*Calculating reproduction costs & pricing

*Calculating costs vs profit of shows

*Managing inventory

*Comparison pricing

*Negotiating pricing

*Bulk purchasing, when to do it and when not to

*Packaging your products

*Taking payments & keeping track of them

*When to pay to submit, to show, booth fees

*Street fairs, art fairs, vending logistics

*How to apply to shows and what to expect

*What equipment you'll need for vending and resources

*Kickstarter/Crowdsourcing campaigns, contributing and running them

*Licensing your work

*Copyrights, how to protect yourself

*Getting your work ready to hang

*When to work with a gallery or curator

*Framing your work

*Using mats with your work

*Handing off your art

*Shipping your art

*Everything galleryists and curators hate

*What are galleries and curators looking for

*Making your work stand out

There will be a 45 minute lunch break. You can bring your lunch and use our kitchen/fridge/microwave or you can leave to enjoy lunch at one of the neighboring establishments.

No materials are needed but you'll leave with lots of handouts and information.

This event is a part of Push/Pull Projects.

 

Push/Pull Projects is powered by Shunpike.

 

Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.


Push/Pull

5484 Shilshole Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

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