Our Workshops

We work with state and local arts organizations, foundations, artist collectives, non-for-profits, fellowship programs, colleges and universities nationwide to provide customized professional development opportunities to artists. 

If your organization serves professional artists who are interested in advancing their careers, we will work with you and your staff to select and present a workshop that will both fit your budget and best suit the needs of your artists. Download the 2013 Workshop Guide for complete descriptions of our offerings.  After learning more about our workshops, be sure to check out the Host a Workshop page for information on how we work with partner organizations. 

If you are an individual artist looking to learn with us, visit our workshop and webinar calendar for a complete list of upcoming opportunities. 

Core Curriculum Core Curriculum 
Intensive training in strategic planning, fundraising and promoting your work.


The Smart Artist Internet for Artists
Work smarter, not harder. Focusing on the internet and digital tools, this workshop offers online and offline strategies for building community, marketing, increasing efficiency and generating income.

Performance Documentation

Performance Documentation
Plan, produce and create high quality performance documentation for public relations, grant panels, web presence, personal archives and beyond.

Verbal CommunicationsVerbal Communications
Reduce fear and improve interpersonal communications, negotiations and public speaking skills.

Spanish Language

Taller Profesional de Desarollo Para Artistas
Our Spanish Language workshop: Develop cross cultural strategies for fundraising, advocacy, promotion and work/life enrichment.

Real Community Engagement

Artist-Community Engagement
Build sustainable relationships to organize, finance and execute community engaged art projects.

You Are Your BrandAuthentic Branding
Create a strategy to more effectively present yourself and your work by discovering what you project and how others perceive you.  


Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy for Artists
A crash course in the essentials of finance.  


Webinar Logo  Webinars
Cost effective and flexible options for partner organizations.


Customized Models

Customized Models 
Are you interested in developing something completely new? We can customize our content to meet your specific needs or we can work with you to integrate your existing content with ours to create a truly unique experience.



  • Webinars

    Sep 18 – Sep 18

    Webinar: Applying for Grants & Residencies: Strategies for Writers, with Ethan Nosowsky

    Sep 22 – Sep 22

    Webinar: Social Media - How to Be Everywhere All the Time, with Eve Mosher

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