Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists will teach artists everything from business plans to time management


by Melissa Macker, Executive Director

The 567 Center is excited to offer Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists this fall as part of its Amplify program. The 12-week workshop series will start September 20.

Work of Art 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 or individual workshops that best suit their needs. Developed by Springboard for the Arts, this series has been taught at arts organizations around the country.

Workshop topics include marketing, social media, time management, business plans, pricing and more. Each workshop will be led by a different local artist who will bring their own experience and expertise to each topic.

The goal of the Amplify program is to help creative professionals build a life by doing what they love. The 567 Center presented its first Amplify workshop, Amplify Your Creative Business, during Macon Startup Week in April. Since then, other workshops have included Wordpress Basics, Etsy Success and Artist Profiles. The Work of Art series is the perfect continuation of these workshops.

In addition to workshops, members of Amplify receive one-on-one consultations and access to special news and networking opportunities. The 567 Center hopes to build a network and support structure through Amplify that connects creatives both to each other and to the resources available in the community. 

For more information about Amplify or to register, visit, call 478-238-6051, or e-mail Executive Director Melissa Macker at