Professional Develop for Artists

Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 10am

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2 Day Workshop

November 23rd & 24th 10am - 3pm

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 10am, have a lunch break, and go until 3pm. We'll talk until about 2pm 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.


5484 Shilshole Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

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