Artists and creative entrepreneurs need to know what it takes to make sure the business side of one’s art practice is cultivated and nurtured. Through hands-on activities, handouts, and digital tools, participants will learn to build their business toolkit for a self-sustaining career.
In anticipation of Janet Ecklebarger’s upcoming talk “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Schedule C* (*But Were Afraid to Ask): Income Taxes for Artists” on Wednesday, March 17 at Chicago Artists Coalition, CAC’s Education Assistant Rachel McDermott asked Janet a few key questions about income tax essentials for artists.
Chicago Artists Coalition’s FIELD/WORK is a year-round program of workshops, personalized consultations, peer learning exchanges, and tutorials providing artists of all disciplines and career stages with the educational skills needed for creative and professional success.
Local funders and artist grantees discuss successful strategies for artists seeking grants.
The Chicago Artists Coalition's Survival Guide video series focuses on financial planning, social media marketing and legal issues for entrepreneurial artists. Meet the Survival Guide specialists as they share their insights on common career development questions.
Designer and artistic counselor Alice Berry discusses her designing career, the nature of her practice, and how an artistic identity affects artists' lives.
Lead curator Claudine Isé talks about what makes The Annual so important to Chicago artists and what we can expect at this inaugural event.
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford on his current projects, the possibilities of site-specific work, and advice for getting funded.
The 2015 MAKER Grant recipient, Samantha Hill, talks about her current project, her hopes to expand it, and what it's like to be an artist in Chicago.
Welcome to the inaugural CAR Professional Development Resource Roundup!
In anticipation of Patrice Perkins’ upcoming program Office Hours: Legal Education* on Wednesday, March 9 at Chicago Artists Coalition, CAC’s Education Assistant Rachel McDermott discussed some of the key legal issues for artists with Patrice.
A plan is nothing. Planning is everything. -Dwight Eisenhower
Successful artists as well as businessmen use creative thinking to get from point A to point B. -James Rosenquist
The artist on taking her career in her own hands, founding The Art House, and feminism.
For Earth Day I visited Chicago's creative reuse center, The WasteShed, to see how art can contribute to sustainability.