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May Workshops & Webinars for Artists: Negotiation Skills & Strategies, Art Business Management and more

Along with lovely weather and new blooms, Spring brings a new learning opportunity (Demystifying Public Art) as well as some old standbys (The Seven Elements of Strategic Marketing; Website, Blog & Email Essentials). And if you're NYC-based, join us in the Creative Capital offices for a Negotiation Skills and Strategies workshop with Kirby Tepper, next Thursday, May 7

Save the date for our upcoming topics:    

May 4, & 18; June 1 & 15, 7:00-8:30pm EST

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This 4-part webinar series is geared to visual artists yearning for guidance on how best to communicate with the gatekeepers of the art world. This series is sold, out but mark your calendars for the next iteration, which runs  Mondays and Thursdays, August 3-13. Keep an eye out for next month's email for registration details!

NYC WORKSHOP: Negotiation Skills and Strategies, with Kirby Tepper 
Thursday, May 7, 6:15-9:15pm EST
at Creative Capital, 15 Maiden Lane, NYC, NY 10038 
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This workshop is designed for every type of artist and every type of negotiation. It will teach you how to determine your base rate, counter-offer with confidence, close the negotiation, and much more. You'll gain the skills you need to make deals that are empowering, as well as financially and creatively fruitful. 


Producing and Funding Your Community Engagement Campaign, with Stephanie Bleyer
Thursday, May 7, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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This 90-minute webinar will highlight effective practices for community outreach & engagement based on several action-oriented case studies. Artists of all disciplines will learn how to produce and fund effective engagement campaigns for artwork that contains social justice content.  

The Seven Elements of Strategic Marketing, with Brian Tate 
Monday, May 11, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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This webinar will examine the seven elements of strategic marketing, and how we can use them to advance our communities and careers. For a sneak peek of what you can expect from this webinar, take a look at Brian's recent posts on Creative Capital's Blog The Lab, here and here.


Demystifying Public Art, with Lynn Basa
Thursday, May 14, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Led by artist Lynn Basa, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of researching and applying for public art commissions for visual artists. Questions answered include: Is public art for me?  How do I find public art commissions? How does the selection process work? Does it require any special skills? Is it worth my while? Am I selling out if I make art for the general public? 

Led by artist Byron Au Yong, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of managing your practice, including managing relationships, hiring employees, contracts, negotiation, budgeting, cash flow, time management, space organization, marketing, and business etiquette.



Led by artist Sue Schaffner, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of your web presence. It will provide you with an overview of best practices for your website, blog, email marketing and communications, as well as case studies of artists who have established innovative and effective web presences.
Coming Up in June:
Webinars are $25 each. 

All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions.
To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed. 

Interested but can't attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.

Visit PDP's Online Calendar for a complete list of upcoming webinars and dates. 
Select webinars are also available on demand. View all offerings.

Learn more about our Online Learning Program on our website, or email Matthew Deleget at [email protected]org.

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