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Artist Development Programming

The Artist Accelerator Program (AAP) is a foundational arts business program designed for creatives in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Established and emerging artists from around the region work together in a supportive, collaborative environment, gaining career-building skills that boost confidence, and economic proficiency. Our artist development programming offers a variety of learning opportunities to artists looking for professional development.

AAP advances The Arts Center’s mission through the support of regional artists with career-building programming, mentorship, and increased opportunities for artists to be visible in the community.

Our artist development lectures cover business basics and creating & sustaining an arts-related business. We have a series of pre-recorded lectures for purchase and host LIVE online lectures annually on related areas. Check out our newest offerings below!

Upcoming Lectures

Professional Practices for Artists ($15)

March 8, 2023 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm (LIVE on Zoom)
Lecture Topics include:
– A Q&A section will immediately follow the lecture.
– Relationship Building
– Following Guidelines
– Resume v. CV
– and More!

*If cost is a barrier to access please contact for accommodation.
**POSTPONED from Dec. 15, 2021: Any purchased tickets or full bundles will be valid and accepted, please look for an email with your new zoom link. Recorded versions are/will be available for missed or postponed lectures. Thank you for your patience!

Self-Paced Learning

Business Basics Lectures (Pre-recorded)

Available for purchase: TBD

Introduction to Creative Business with Bret Carpenter

  • We all know art and creative businesses don’t always follow other business sector norms, but many of the same basics apply. Join us for this introduction to business lecture, presented by small business expert Bret Carpenter, where you’ll learn about: Legal Aspects, Business Plans, Financing, Pricing, Customers, and Research.

The Art of Selling Your Art with Jill Myer

  • In this workshop, you will learn the vital nature of naming and maintaining the value of your art. Learn how storytelling can help you communicate the value of your art to potential customers. Better understand the value of human connection to sell your art, and visualize the decision-making process of a potential customer to see the potential for sales. We will also explore how to utilize clear branding to communicate with your customer before you have an interaction with them. 

Creative Websites for Artists with Jen Hernandez

  • Create a dynamic and dazzling website to showcase your creative work and connect with customers. In this workshop, you’ll learn about three major website building platforms and compare them to see what is right for you. We’ll also practice creating a wayfinding structure for your website so that you can share everything that’s amazing about what you do. Plus, learn about integrations with other online tools and platforms so your audience can connect with you directly.

TIKTOK Dos & Don’ts with Cullen Vance

  • In 2021, Tiktok is where trends begin, and for good reason. No other social media platform provides the kind of creative tools, the ability to respond and react, or the potential for finding an audience as Tiktok does right now. Whether you are an artist or someone who is just curious about this new superpower of social media, knowing what Tiktok is and how it works is key to understanding the creative internet of today. In this lecture, Cullen Vance will talk through what Tiktok is, introduce some of its tools, explain “sounds” and “hashtags”, share some of the discoveries that have brought him success on the platform, and answer your questions.

Finances for Artists with Brooke Benson

  • Are you stressed about money? Do you feel like we should have been taught how to handle our finances in school? I’ve got you. Money doesn’t have to be boring and confusing – it gets to feel exciting and expansive and full of freedom! In this workshop, I’ll walk you through exactly how to manage your money as a creative; budgeting with an inconsistent income, getting specific about your savings, credit cards & debt, retirement accounts for freelancers, and most importantly, how to make money FUN! Let’s destroy the starving artist trope together, you in?

Manifest Your Creative Desires with Liora Sponko

  • Do you want to build your art business or take your creativity to the next level, but are feeling stuck? Are lacking direction, motivation, or just feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone and don’t have to figure it out by yourself! It’s easy to blame external circumstances for why you don’t have the creative life you want. Through this workshop, we will uncover your path to creative and business success. Liora will help you develop empowering mindset tools to help you focus on your creative practice, build your business, or accomplish the goals you desire.

Clase En Línea De Conceptos Básicos De Negocios – ¡En español y con incentivo!

Inscríbase aquí para obtener los conceptos básicos de negocios en línea de prueba.

El Registro Termina: TBD

Clase: TBD

Descripción y detalles del curso de prueba:

Bienvenido a nuestro nuevo curso de aprendizaje en línea** para artistas de habla hispana que tienen curiosidad o están interesados en convertir su trabajo creativo en un negocio. Este curso es parte del Programa Acelerador de Artistas de The Arts Center, un programa de desarrollo profesional y empresarial para creativos. Artistas de todos los niveles aprenden habilidades empresariales y profesionales relacionadas con las artes con expertos en negocios a través de conferencias y hojas de trabajo sobre temas que van desde los criterios de exposición hasta la creación de marcas. Como resultado, para la construcción de una carrera estas habilidades aumentan la confianza y la competencia económica y empresarial.

The Arts Center tiene como misión inspirar la creatividad y contribuir al bienestar de la comunidad a través del acceso equitativo a las artes visuales y el compromiso con ellas. El Programa de Aceleración de Artistas (AAP) promueve esta misión mediante el apoyo a los artistas con programas de desarrollo profesional, residencias artísticas y mayores oportunidades para que los artistas sean visibles en la comunidad.

El Programa Acelerador de Artistas busca conocer en profundidad las diversas necesidades de los creativos locales para crear un grupo de instructores de alta calidad y medios para aumentar las habilidades, y la comunidad entre los creativos.

Por favor, lea la siguiente información para conocer los detalles del curso en español de prueba.

  • Seis (6) conferencias en video traducidas** sobre conocimientos empresariales y profesionales para artistas y creadores. Los vídeos duran entre 30 y 90 minutos cada uno. Los temas de las conferencias se enumeran a continuación:
    • Introducción a los negocios creativos
    • Finanzas para artistas y creadores
    • El arte de vender su arte
    • Qué hacer y qué no hacer en TikTok
    • Creación de sitios web para artistas
    • Comunique sus deseos creativos
  • Hojas de trabajo traducidas que sean relevantes o amplíen los temas de la conferencia/curso.
  • Los participantes en la cohorte para crear una comunidad de artistas emergentes.
  • Encuestas y solicitud de opiniones para mejorar este curso en el futuro.**

** Para un acceso alternativo al contenido de aprendizaje electrónico o en línea, póngase en contacto con y complete la pregunta correspondiente en el formulario de inscripción. Existen métodos alternativos de participación.

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