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Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact

CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists

September 29 - November 19, 2020

Topic: Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training

Provider/Presenting Organization: Center for Cultural Innovation

Location: Los Angeles Area

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The Business of Art™ - Entrepreneurial Training for Artists

CCI’s signature program, the Business of Art, is designed to enhance the business skills of artists and creative entrepreneurs.

>>> The Business of Art is a Quick Grant eligible activity. To apply for professional development funds through the Quick Grant program apply here no later than August 15, 2020. (Note: We expect Business of Art to sell out quickly, so Quick Grant applicants are encouraged to sign up for the workshop early, as you await grant determination. In checkout, select the "pay by check" option. If needed, you can cancel your enrollment up to 48 hours prior to the first class.)

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 the presenters. 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. 

Here's what past participants 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!"

“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!”

 

For the first time in CCI's history, we are offering Business of Art in Fall 2020 as an online workshop series.  Sessions will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, over 8 weeks. Full participation is expected. Enrollment is limited, and priority will be given to Los Angeles artists.

Week 1
Sept 29 & Oct 1
Presenting Yourself as an Artist & Setting Goals / ALLISON WYPER & DEBRA BROZ

Week 2
Oct 6 & 8
Finding a Business Model & Creating a Business Plan /  APOLLO EMEKA

Week 3
Oct 13 & 15
Promoting Yourself & Your Work / KATRINA FRYE

Week 4
Oct 20 & 22
Managing Your Money / AMY SMITH

Week 5
Oct 27 & 29
Legal Issues for Artists / GREG VICTOROFF

Week 6
Nov 3 & 5
Funding Your Art Project or Business / KARINA VAHITOVA

Week 7
Nov 10 & 12
Planning, Plain and Simple / JUDITH TEITELMAN

Week 8
Nov 17 & 19
Cluster Counseling and Final Wrap-Up - ALL TRAINERS

Click here for Trainer bios.

 

Dates & Times: 
This class meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays via Zoom.

Sessions take place from 5:30-7:00 PM (Pacific) on:

  • September 29
  • October 1, 6, 8 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
  • November 3, 5, 10, 12

And from 5:30-7:30 PM (Pacific) on :

  • November 17, 19

Cost: $225 early bird registration (ends Sept 15); $250 general

 

Questions? Please email allison@cciarts.org.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund on registration fees up to 48 hours prior to first 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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***IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS*** (DON'T SKIP STEPS 5 - 6!)

You must be a member of CCI in order to register for this workshop. Membership is free and open to the public. You can create an account here.

  1. Click the green REGISTER NOW button, below.
  2. Enter the required contact information.
  3. Click SUBMIT.
  4. Review your Shopping Cart, and add additional registrants (if desired).
  5. Click CHECKOUT. 
  6. Enter your billing information and click CONTINUE. 
  7. When you see your Receipt, you have successfully registered!

Schedule

Schedule
Event Date
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, September 29, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, October 1, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, October 6, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, October 8, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, October 13, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, October 15, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, October 20, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, October 22, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, October 27, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, October 29, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, November 3, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, November 5, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, November 10, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, November 12, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, November 17, 2020
CCI - The Business of Art: 8-week Entrepreneurial Training for Artists 5:30 PM, November 19, 2020

Registration

Registration $225.00Sold out - waitlist only
early feeThis registration type is restricted to members.