Business of Art

         

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes is proud to announce our

newest program, the Business of Art Workshop Series!

This new and exciting series will bring in professionals who specialize in topics related to the practical

needs of being an artist or non-profit art or cultural organization.

Cost is $5 for members and $20 for non-members

**Pre-registration is required**

To Register email Casey Winston at infoarts@earts.org or call 607-962-1332

2016-2017 Workshop Series

WHEN: October 6, 2016
TIME: 6 p.m.
WHERE: The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger   
Lakes, 79 W. Market St. Corning
TOPIC: Two Steps Essential for Your Success 
PRESENTER:Bettsie Park
DESCRIPTION: In this session we will delve into two steps that are essential for your success. Step one looks at how to set goals and develop a plan of action. Step two will find us examining the very real need to create a cohesive body of work and how to go about doing that. 
 
WHEN: January 12, 2017
TIME: 6 p.m.
WHERE:
The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, 79 W. Market St. Corning
TOPIC: Creating Support Materials
PRESENTER: Bettsie Park
DESCRIPTION: Whether you are setting up a website, preparing your portfolio or selling kit, or getting ready for a gallery show or an art fair, you need to have professional support materials ready to go. This session will provide you the whys and hows of these skills.
 
WHEN: February 23, 2017
TIME: 6 p.m.
WHERE: The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
TOPIC: Price Your Work to Maximize Sales and Profit
PRESENTER: Bettsie Park
LEVEL: Intermediate
DESCRIPTION: It is essential to undertake a cost analysis in order to price one’s work correctly.  This analysis allows you to determine appropriate venues for your work and correctly position yourself in the marketplace in order to make a living. This workshop will guide you through the pricing process step by step, providing definitions, tips and formulas that will help you price your work in a logical, dynamic way to maximize sales and profits.
 
WHEN: March 23, 2017
TIME: 6 p.m.
WHERE: The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, 79 W. Market St., Corning
TOPIC: Taxes for Artists
PRESENTER: Christy Nicholas
LEVEL: Anyone interested in filing taxes as an artist.
DESCRIPTION: Find out tips and tricks on how to keep all that money you aren’t making in art! Terms and processes explained in layman’s terms.
 
WHEN: April 6, 2017
TIME: 6 p.m.
WHERE: The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, 79 W. Market St. Corning
TOPIC: Hazardous Materials in Art and Historical Collections
PRESENTER: Cheryl Podsiki
DESCRIPTION: Do you know where the phrase "mad as a hatter" comes from? It comes from the process hatters used to preserve and condense the felt in their hats...using mercury, which made them a tad mad! This and other important information regarding hazardous materials in art and historical collections will be the topic of conversation for the evening.
 
WHEN: April 18, 2017
TIME: 6 p.m.
WHERE: The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, 79 W. Market St., Corning
TOPIC: Grants
PRESENTER: Chris Walters
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate Grant Seekers
DESCRIPTION: The ARTS Council awards over $140,000 in grants each year to artists and organizations. Dozens of other donors and state agencies also support artists and organizations through grant funding. It's time you get some of that money too! Learn about grant opportunities, tips on writing successful grant applications, resources for finding grants, how to deal with rejection letters, and more!
 
 
WHEN: May 11, 2017
TIME: 6 p.m.
WHERE: The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, 79 W. Market St., Corning
TOPIC: The Art of the Sale
PRESENTER: Bettsie Park
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
DESCRIPTION: The ability to talk to potential buyers about your work in such a way as to promote a sale is a skill that can be taught... and with practice, a skill that will change your bottom line. This lecture will cover:
  • All of the many steps to take before you hit the selling floor
  • Understanding the seven steps of the sale & how these steps build on one another
  • FAB – features, advantages and benefits
  • Applying the steps of the sale to your own work
  • Selling in your studio is different than selling at a retail show and very different than selling at a wholesale show.
  • How to “sell” on an online venue
The topics in this workshop apply to both visual artists and craftspeople. 
 
 
WHEN: Date to be determined
TIME: 6 p.m.
WHERE: The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, 79 W. Market St., Corning
TOPIC: Contracts and Agreements: You Need Them!
PRESENTER: Howard Leib, Attorney
LEVEL: All
DESCRIPTION: Artists deal with contracts every day. Whether you are buying supplies or selling your works, licensing rights to your properties or renting studio space, contracts are at the heart of all your business arrangements. Artists of all mediums should be well versed in contract language, contract concepts and the consequences of getting them wrong. Ithaca attorney and educator Howard Leib will talk about what types of contracts you should be familiar with, how to negotiate them, when to draft them yourself and when to call the lawyer, and how to deal with the lawyer. Special bonus: If there is time after the presentation, Attorney Leib will answer some lawyerly questions in our "Stump the Lawyer" segment.
 
 
WHEN: July 13, 2017
TIME: 6 p.m.
WHERE: The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, 79 W. Market St., Corning
TOPIC: Gallery Guidance
PRESENTER: Chris Walters
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate
DESCRIPTION: Did you know that the Peeler Peacock Gallery at The ARTS Council is one of our primary services to artists. It can be a great learning opportunity and introduction into the larger world of gallery exhibition and solo exhibition opportunities. Come learn about how to professionally present your work, to plan and design an exhibition, to write an effective artist statement, and other great insights into gallery exhibition.
 

 

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