As part of continuing efforts to serve its membership, the Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present professional development seminars for artists!

Wednesday, February 17, 12:00-1:00 PM: Financial Planning for Artists
With Dano Deck of Primerica. If you're like most people, you probably know little about personal finance. Perhaps you think long-term security is impossible on your income. But, the truth is, no matter what your income level, you can achieve financial security. You just have to take the time to learn a few simple principles about how money works. We will discuss topics such as: Taking control; Keeping personal and artistic finances separate; Budgeting for artistic projects and personal life; Taxes / how to track deductible expenses; Paying yourself first; Calculating what one’s time is worth; Protecting the things and people you care about.The presentation is FREE for members of the Arts & Culture Alliance and $5 for non-members.

Wed Feb 17 / Financial Planning for Artists


Tuesday, March 22, 12:00-1:00 PM: E-Commerce and Online Shops
Presented by Lisa Gifford Mueller of Pink Spark Creative. This e-commerce and online shop workshop will familiarize artists and creatives with hosted shopping cart software that is user-friendly to set up as well as the more advanced self-hosted open source shopping cart software. The focus will be on hosted shopping carts such as Shopify, Bigcommerce, Squarespace and Etsy. Find out which option is right for your creative business and how you can start selling your art or service today. The presentation is $5 for members of the Arts & Culture Alliance and $8 for non-members. Please register in advance via PayPal, by phone at 865-523-7543, or by e-mail to sc@knoxalliance.com.

Tue Mar 22 / E-Commerce and Online Shops

 

Tuesday, April 12, 12:00-1:00 PM: Packing & Shipping Artwork
The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a professional development seminar for artists and other creative people at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville. Join us as we welcome Mike C. Berry, artist and gallery manager of the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery, who will discuss how to properly package artwork for shipment, whether for sales or exhibition. He will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using various shipping companies. The presentation is $5 for members of the Arts & Culture Alliance and $8 for non-members. Please register in advance via PayPal, by phone at 865-523-7543, or by e-mail to sc@knoxalliance.com.

Tue Apr 12 / Packing & Shipping Artwork Seminar

 

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Parking is plentiful! Visit www.parkdowntownknoxville.com to better understand where and how to park downtown. There is back-in angled metered parking on the Gay Street bridge between Depot Street and Jackson Avenue ($0.25 = 100 minutes). Parking is also available in the 180-space Jackson Avenue Parking Lot (caddy corner from the Emporium) for $0.50 an hour (max daily rate of $4) via coins, bills, and credit cards.

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Previous sessions

January 13, 2016: Branding Yourself as an Artist
November 18, 2015: Getting a Show: Avoiding Pitfalls & Pratfalls
October 22, 2015: Social Media for Artists and Creatives

May 13, 2015: How to Price Your Work | R.L. Gibson
March 18, 2015: Photographing Your Work | Lisa Gifford Mueller
November 12, 2014: How to Mat and Frame Your Work | Mike C. Berry
October 8, 2014: Gallery Representation | Marga Hayes McBride
August 20, 2014: All About Etsy for Artists | Jane Costello
July 16, 2014: Facebook for Artists and Creatives | Lisa Gifford Mueller
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une 11, 2014: Funding your Art: Finding Cash | R. L. Gibson
May 27, 2014: Working with Non-Artists Panel Discussion
| Veronica Cordell, Beth Hamil, Angela Hill, and Nikki Vinsant
May 2, 2014: Juror Talk/Discussion with Joe Longobardi, juror for Knoxville Photo 2014
April 22, 2014: Techniques for Submitting to Juried Shows | Denise Stewart-Sanabria
March 19, 2014: Social Media Marketing for Artists and Creatives
| Lisa Gifford Mueller
February 21, 2014: Panel Discussion with Knox County Art Teachers |
Heather Casteel, Stan Hillard, Allison Pickett, Jessica Stewart, and Carol Vinson
December 18, 2013: Panel Discussion on Artist Collectives and Co-ops | Sherry Disney, Barron Hall, William Isom, Beth Meadows, and Jessie Van der Laan
April 17, 2013: Techniques for Submitting to Juried Shows | Denise Stewart-Sanabria

March 20, 2013: How to get a Show | R. L. Gibson
January 24, 2013: Gallery Trends | Lain York

July 19, 2012: Intellectual Property for the Visual Artist | Peter L. Brewer

May 16, 2012: Pricing Your Art | Marga McBride, George Rothery, Jered Sprecher, and Bart Watkins

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For more information, please contact Suzanne at 865-523-7543 or sc@knoxalliance.com.


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