Artist Opportunities: Professional Development

A few upcoming events to help you with the business side of your art:

Crowdfunding for Creatives–Websites like Kickstarter, RocketHub, Indiegogo, ulule, and more enable artists, filmmakers, writers, designers and other creatives to get the financial support they need by online fundraising. Join Cinder Hypki, nonprofit consultant and teacher of crowdfunding, grant writing, and fundraising in the MFA in Community Arts Program at MICA,  to learn the component skills to create your own successful strategy, including a strong narrative pitch, goals, production calendar, video, e-blasts and social media plan. Saturday, January 26, 11 am-2 pm at Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD.  Details at the link above.

How to Emerge–Join artist Sebastiaan Bremer for an evening of career development and what promises to be a candid conversation on ‘how to emerge’ as an artist. Bremer will discuss his background and the story of his career, and share his observations on where to begin, and how to network, get noticed, and approach a gallery. Wednesday, January 30, 6-8 pm at the Lower East Side Print Shop in New York, NY. Details at the link above

The Skinny on E-Newsletters–Jon-Mikel Bailey, co-founder of Wood Street Inc., will lead a workshop that examines: best platforms, Dos and Don’ts in the industry, how to use the back of house analytics to track success and identify weaknesses. Friday, March 8, 10 am- 12 noon, presented by AHCMC at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. Details at the link above.

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