Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Business bootcamp geared toward artists


The St. Lawrence County Arts Council (SLC Arts) will offer a six-week entrepreneurship bootcamp, specifically designed for artists. The class will run Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 – 8 pm, from February 14 to March 23, 2022. Class location is the St. Lawrence County IDA, 19 Commerce Lane, Canton.

The purpose of the program is to equip artists with the knowledge and skills to turn their passion for art into a successful business. It will feature numerous guest instructors, as well as critique and Q & A sessions.

Topics covered will include:

Entrepreneurship & business basics
Launching your business
Getting your work ready to sell
Where & how to sell your work
Marketing your work
Diversifying your income
Bookkeeping & taxes
Growing your business
Q & A session with a panel of professional artists

This class is based on a pay-what-you-can registration. There is a $50 minimum fee to register, and a suggested donation that is commensurate with your financial status. This unique learning opportunity is valued at $1,000. Donations are not required to participate in the class, but any donation amount is appreciated.

Take your creative work to the next level! Register today for the Arts Entrepreneurship Bootcamp at slcartscouncil.org/prof-devSpace is limited. For more information, please email grants@slcartscouncil.org.

Image: “Towns of St. Lawrence County Barn Quilt” mural, courtesy of Traditional Arts in Upstate NY (TAUNY).

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