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Creative Chicago Expo 2013

How to Get Published

Robert Loerzel of Society of Midland Authors

Several local authors talk about the pros and cons of different paths to published — small presses, university presses, self-publishing, Kickstarter campaigns and the traditional agent-publisher route.

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Building A Food Life

Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp of Sunday Dinner Club and Honey Butter Chicken

Like many food lovers and budding cooks, Chefs Josh Kulp and Christine Cikowski wanted careers rooted in all things culinary and wanted to create a meaningful dining experience.

What to Charge: How to Price Your Work

Jane Hamill of Jane Hamill Consulting

Research the competition, make a pricing "formula," find the best way to make an offer to a potential customer and the confidence to get the price you want.

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Present Yourself with Clarity and Confidence

by Mare Swallow of Chicago Writers Conference

"Creative" doesn't mean "sloppy" or "carefree"; that myth can get you in trouble. Whether your approach is in print, online, or in person, how you present yourself and your ideas will have a large impact.

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Opportunities at Chicago’s Parks and Libraries

Carla Mayer and Nikki Jolly of Chicago Park District with Robert Sloane of Chicago Public Library

Performance and exhibition opportunities for individuals and groups, including the Park District’s Arts Partners in Residence Program.

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Creative Placemaking in Urban Neighborhoods

Roy M. Close of Artspace Projects, Inc.

An overview of Artspace's experience in developing and operating affordable arts projects that address multiple agendas in urban neighborhoods, with examples from Chicago, Elgin, Waukegan, and other communities.

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Essentials of an Effective Arts Website

Norman L. Lawrence, Jr. of Arts eVentures

Do's and don'ts of an effective arts website - including a discussion of several live sites. The presentation will use the demo sites to show features that work well and how to fix things that are not effective.  

A.B.C.—Art.Business.Create: Modes, Models, and Potential Presentations

Part I: Models, Modes and Potential for Chicago’s Independent, Cooperative and Artist-Run Spaces

A Panel Discussion on Small, Artist-run Spaces and How to Grow Them

A focus on Chicago’s established and growing independent, cooperative and artist-run spaces. In a roundtable dialogue, several key figures discuss the current and potential operational models, how to strengthen our local and global networks and how to support the informal or formal goals of these experimental cultural centers.

A.B.C.—Art.Business.Create: Modes, Models, and Potential Presentations

Part II: Models, Modes and Potential for Chicago’s Independent, Cooperative and Artist-Run Spaces

A Panel Discussion on Small, Artist-run Spaces and How to Grow Them

A focus on Chicago’s established and growing independent, cooperative and artist-run spaces. In a roundtable dialogue, several key figures discuss the current and potential operational models, how to strengthen our local and global networks and how to support the informal or formal goals of these experimental cultural centers.

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Building Your Board

Your board is critical to the sustainability of your organization. How do you decide who to approach, how to approach them and why? This workshop shares some of the best practices when deciding to build a board that works best for your goals.

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Keys to Collaboration with Kick Start Marketing

How can you maximize publicity and marketing with limited resources? Dynamic industry leaders explore how collaborative marketing efforts and yield bigger audiences with no increase to the budget.

Understanding Privacy and Publicity Rights in Illinois: What Artists Need to Know

By: Robert L. Margolis, Robinson Curley & Clayton, P.C.

This guide is intended to give a brief overview of Illinois law on the subjects of the rights of privacy and publicity and how those rights impact the work of artists in this State. This guide is not designed to be a comprehensive statement of the law or how it may be applied in any particular case and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation has its own particular elements. If legal advice is required, consult with a competent attorney.

Basic Checklist for Disaster-Prepping Your Studio/Workspace

From studioprotector.org


Fire, flood, earthquake, tornado, snow, ice—every area has its
vulnerabilities. Knowing which hazards could affect your community
enables you to prepare in specific ways to lessen and manage the risks
to yourself and your family, your assistants or co-workers, your art and
your workplace. Here's a preparedness checklist.

L3C: An Alternative to Non-Profit Incorporation?

By Emily Chan, Nonprofit Law Blog

There has been a recent flurry of tweets and blog posts about L3Cs—Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies—as alternatives to incorporating as traditional 501(c) nonprofits. For those who are just joining the conversation now, it may be useful to go over some of the basics of the L3C form. Emily Chan of the NEO Law Group explains:
The low-profit, limited liability company, or L3C, is a hybrid of a nonprofit and for-profit organization.

Five Simple Methods To Market Your Music Offline

By Mike Venti (waywardmusician.com)

While a lot of your promotional efforts can be concentrated online these days, it’s a good idea to take a look at offline methods and see which ones are still effective for marketing your music. Here are a few simple ideas to help market your music offline. But don’t rely on only these, be sure to have regular brainstorming sessions and see what other ideas you can come up with.

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