The Artist Accelerator Program (AAP) is a foundational arts business program designed for art practitioners 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. AAP advances The Arts Center’s mission through support of regional artists with career-building programming, mentorship, and increased opportunities for artists to be visible in the community.
Professional development lectures are presented through the fall/winter with subjects centered around creating and sustaining an arts-related business. Lecture topics include marketing & branding, business 101, finances for sole-proprietors, selling online, and more. Artist Accelerator Lectures provide info and community for developing your creativity into a successful life in the arts. Eight lectures are planned through the end of 2020, and will be added as soon as speakers are confirmed.
Join us if you have been wanting to turn your passion into a business, or learn how to sustain new projects.
$10 each, $60 for the series*
All Lectures are 5:30-7:00 PM
- Going into Business for Working Artists Wednesday, October 21, 2020
- Hosted by Anne Whittington with LBCC SBDC
- Manifest Your Creative Desires: Transform Fear Into Inspired Action Wednesday, October 28, 2020
- Hosted by Liora Sponko
- Money Matters for Working Artists Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (previously postponed)
- Hosted by Brent Manley, CPA
- Teaching as an Artist Wednesday, November 11, 2020
- Hosted by Tony Fuemmeler
- Selling Art Online Wednesday, November 18, 2020
- Hosted by Rachel Rosenkoetter
- Professional Practices Wednesday, December 2, 2020
- Hosted by Leslie Vigeant
- Marketing & Branding for Working Artists Wednesday, December 9, 2020
- Hosted by kelly & Gabriel Shields with BeNu Creative
- Galleries & Exhibitions for Working Artists: Panel Discussion Wednesday, December 16, 2020
- Panelists: Brett Binford (Eutectic Gallery), Kristin Solomon (Blackfish Gallery) and Shu-Ju Wang (Artist)
- Hosted by Hester Coucke (The Arts Center)
*We know this economy has been particularly hard on artists! If cost is a barrier for any reason, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a scholarship code.
The Arts Center is incredibly grateful to the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Benton County Cultural Coalition for Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support funding to support scholarships for artists.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 5:30 - 7:00 PM