Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, starting September 20

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines — visual, performing and literary arts. Artists can take the whole series, customized combinations, or individual workshops that best suit their needs. Developed by Springboard for the Arts, this 12-week workshop series has been taught at arts organizations around the country.

The 567 Center is excited to offer the Work of Art curriculum this fall at The 567 Center. The workshops will be led by a variety of local artists who will bring their own experience to share as they teach and discuss each topic.

Schedule:
September 20 - Career Planning
September 27 - Time Management
October 4 - Portfolio Kit
October 11 - Marketing
October 18 - Promotions
October 25 - Social Media Basics
November 1 - Pricing
November 8 - Recordkeeping
November 15 - Legal Considerations
November 29 - Funding
December 6 - Grantwriting
December 13 - Business Plan Essentials

The cost is $15 per session, $7 per session for Basic Amplify members, and free for Level 2 Amplify members. In addition, attendees may purchase an optional Work of Art workbook for $20.

What is Amplify?

 

Amplify is a professional development program for individual artists and creative professionals. It includes a professional membership program for individuals and a workshop series to develop the business skills of creative entrepreneurs. Amplify’s goal is to help creative people make a living and a life doing what they love in Central Georgia.

It was originally founded in 2014 by Macon Arts Alliance, but after discussing it with The 567 in 2016, both organizations decided that Amplify aligned perfectly with The 567's experience and goals. The 567 is re-launching Amplify as part of The 567 this year.

 
 
 

Membership levels and benefits

I.   Basic Creative Professional Membership Level - $25 annual fee

Business Resources:

  • Multi-function copier/printer (limited to 500 b/w copies  and 50 color copies per year)
  • Scanning services

Communications: Receives all e-news regarding Amplify program

Promotional Support and Services

  • Recognition as a creative professional member at The 567 Center
  • Artist profile on Ovations365.com (login credentials, link to your website, contact information for marketing purposes, upload photos)

Professional Development Services

  • Free admission to creative professional mixers at local venues
  • Professional consultations (2 per year)
  • Discounts on Amplify’s professional development workshops which include marketing, pricing your work, funding your work and business planning

II.   Level 2 Creative Entrepreneur Membership Level - $65 annual fee

Receives all benefits of Basic Creative Professional Membership as well as the following:

Grant services: Fiscal Sponsorship consultation

Professional Development Services: Two additional individual consultations per year (4 per year)

Free access to Amplify’s professional development workshops which include marketing, pricing your work, funding your work and business planning