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Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact

CCI - The Business of Art: Entrepreneurial Training for Artists - LA

Topic: Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training

Provider/Presenting Organization: Center for Cultural Innovation

Location: Los Angeles Area

The Business of Art - Entrepreneurial Training for Artists


The Business of Art is temporarily postponed, and will be rescheduled at a later date.

As of March 11, this program was SOLD OUT. Check back for details and registration availability.


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.

The sessions are as follows:

Session 1
Presenting Yourself as an Artist & Setting Goals / DEBRA BROZ

Session 2
Finding a Business Model & Creating a Business Plan /  APOLLO EMEKA

Session 3
Promoting Yourself & Your Work / KATRINA FRYE

Session 4
Legal Issues for Artists / GREG VICTOROFF

Session 5
Managing Your Money / MARI RIDDLE

Session 6
Funding Your Art Project or Business / EVIE DICIACCIO

Session 7
Planning, Plain and Simple / JUDITH TEITELMAN

Session 8
Cluster Counseling and Final Wrap-Up - VARIOUS TRAINERS

Click here for Trainer bios.


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: 
Check back for rescheduled dates.

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: $225 early bird; $250 general

Please email with any questions or accessibility requests. This venue is wheelchair accessible. We will do our best to accommodate participants with special needs.

Enrollment is limited to 24 students. 

Cancellation Policy: Full refund on registration fees up to 48 hours prior to workshop date. Fees nonrefundable after that date.

Photography Policy: Center for Cultural Innovation takes photos and videos at our activities for non-commercial, archival, and promotional purposes. By attending this workshop series, you are acknowledging that your likeness may appear on our website, social media platforms, ephemera and publications, and/or archives. If you have any objections, please let us know, and thank you.

This workshop is made possible with support from:

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