**Los Angeles Area artists may be eligible to apply for Tuition Reimbursement through the Quick Grant Program. Grant deadlines are the 15th of every month. Apply by January 15, 2018, for this workshop. (Early applications are encouraged.)**
CCI’s signature program, the Business of Art, is designed to enhance the business skills of artists and creative entrepreneurs.
As a Business of Art student, you will learn key skills that will provide you with the knowledge and resources to help advance your art career, develop your ideas, and increase your financial independence. Business of Art workshop sessions are taught by arts and business leaders with both commercial and nonprofit experience. Over eight workshops, you will learn key concepts involved in goal-setting, marketing and self-promotion, money management, legal issues, strategic planning and project financing. In the final session, all students will have the opportunity to receive feedback and insights in small group Cluster Counseling sessions with leading arts and business professionals. To supplement the program, you will also receive a copy of The Business of Art: An Artist’s Guide to Profitable Self-Employment, a CCI publication now in its second edition.
Workshops begin Saturday, March 3, 2018. The sessions are as follows:
Session 1: Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
The Business of Art: Presenting Yourself as an Artist - NANCY WALCH
Session 2: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where Do I Begin? Setting Your Personal Goals - NANCY WALCH
Session 3: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:30pm-9:30pm
Marketing & Promoting Yourself, Your Art, or Your Arts Business - MARLON FUENTES
Session 4: Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Legal Issues for Artists - GREG VICTOROFF
Session 5: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:30pm-9:30pm
Financial Literacy & Money Consciousness for Artists - MARI RIDDLE
Session 6: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 6:30pm-9:30pm
Financing Your Arts Project or Business - CORBETT BARKLIE
Session 7: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where Do I Go From Here? Strategic Planning - JUDITH TEITELMAN
Session 8: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am - 1:30pm
Cluster Counseling and Final Wrap-Up - MARLON FUENTES, JUDITH TEITELMAN, MARI RIDDLE, CORBETT BARKLIE
What former attendees are saying:
"Business of Art has been one of the most crucial experiences I've encountered in my career as an emerging artist. I feel inspired, with renewed vigor, a deeper well of confidence, and an excitement to keep mining my depths!"
"It was so valuable to discuss my personal experiences in my art business and discover commonalities between myself and other artists in the workshop!"
"Business of Art is one of the most vital resources for artists in Los Angeles. I'm so grateful for the experience!"
“I found the course to be excellent. The CCI staff was excellent as were the instructors. I leave with many tools, knowledge and a network of supportive artists. I feel empowered to succeed!”
Dates & Times:
March: Saturday 3/3/18, 3/10/18 - 10:00am - 1:00pm; Tuesdays, 3/13/18, 3/20/18, 3/27/18 - 6:30pm-9:30pm
April: Tuesdays, 4/3/18, 4/10/18 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday, 4/21/18 - 10:00am - 1:30pm
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
5th Floor Cultural Room
Cost: $200 (Early Registration through Feb 16th, 2018) or $225 (after Feb 16th, 2018)
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