An effective board of directors starts with well-intentioned, caring and committed members, but a great one takes more than having good people.
Chicago, the City in a Garden, is well-known for its green accomplishments. Beyond its miles of green roofs and bike lanes lies tremendous opportunity for artists to partner with the region’s leading environmental organizations. This panel brings together key institutions in the region – the F
WordPress is an easy content management system. Learn the basics, the dashboard, how to run a clean site, plugins, security and where you can take your site from here.
Discover practical and proven action steps to secure the funding you want for your arts organization.
Based in New York, Fractured Atlas provides services to artists across the nation that lower the barriers to creating artwork. Yet one of their most well known services, fiscal sponsorship, remains a hazy concept for many individual artists.
Your Facebook fanpage is like a second website but is often the first contact your audience has with your brand. This intensive presentation will help you understand the basics of how to use Facebook as an extension of your brand and elevate you, your art form, and/or your organization's presence online.
Why it's sometimes best to think small, how to fund small projects, what challenges to expect, and what the impact of small-scale projects can be.
Think like an entrepreneur! Set your mission and professional goals, identify resources and organizations to take your career to the next level, via Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Panelists discuss their successful efforts to create cost savings and greater operational efficiencies through shared services.
Business structure, finances, taxes, record-keeping, budgeting, and more.
Travis Life of Life Law Office covers various agreements and common clauses that artists should know to protect their work and ensure payment.
Learn the components of a business plan, how to get started and where to find further resources to complete and implement it.
A primer on bringing a Kickstarter project to life, with panelists Jeff Harms (musician), David Tamarkin (editor, Middlewest), and artist Lee Rosen (co-f
Several local authors talk about the pros and cons of different paths to published — small presses, university presses, self-publishing, Kickstarter campaigns and the traditional agent-publisher route.
Like many food lovers and budding cooks, Chefs Josh Kulp and Christine Cikowski wanted careers rooted in all things culinary and wanted to create a meaningful dining experience.
Chris Kaskie is the President of Pitchfork, the award-winning online music magazine the New York Times calls "The most prominent brand in online music journalism." With more than 4 million unique visitors each month and 500,000 visits each day, Pitchf
Research the competition, make a pricing "formula," find the best way to make an offer to a potential customer and the confidence to get the price you want.
"Creative" doesn't mean "sloppy" or "carefree"; that myth can get you in trouble. Whether your approach is in print, online, or in person, how you present yourself and your ideas will have a large impact.
Performance and exhibition opportunities for individuals and groups, including the Park District’s Arts Partners in Residence Program.