Every creative person builds creative content. Learn about protecting that creative content through copyright, trademark, right of publicity, patent, and trade secrets. Also, what happens after protecting the content, specifically, licensing rights to and from other parties and enforcing rights against other parties.
An introduction to USAprojects.org, a non-profit site built exclusively to help artists fund their projects (almost $4 million in 3 years).
So much of an artist’s access to exhibitions, grants, and residencies begins with proposals. Learn basic time management, organizational skills, the components of a successful proposal, and useful virtual tools.
Prepare for creative careers in today's job market. We will discuss cutting edge practices for developing resumes, written materials, and online portfolios, as well as strategies for finding jobs and building networks to support and develop career paths.
Basic building blocks that artists, songwriters, and producers need to get their music careers started properly.
An effective board of directors starts with well-intentioned, caring and committed members, but a great one takes more than having good people.
Chicago, the City in a Garden, is well-known for its green accomplishments. Beyond its miles of green roofs and bike lanes lies tremendous opportunity for artists to partner with the region’s leading environmental organizations. This panel brings together key institutions in the region – the Fi
WordPress is an easy content management system. Learn the basics, the dashboard, how to run a clean site, plugins, security and where you can take your site from here.
Discover practical and proven action steps to secure the funding you want for your arts organization.
Based in New York, Fractured Atlas provides services to artists across the nation that lower the barriers to creating artwork. Yet one of their most well known services, fiscal sponsorship, remains a hazy concept for many individual artists.
Your Facebook fanpage is like a second website but is often the first contact your audience has with your brand. This intensive presentation will help you understand the basics of how to use Facebook as an extension of your brand and elevate you, your art form, and/or your organization's presence online.
Why it's sometimes best to think small, how to fund small projects, what challenges to expect, and what the impact of small-scale projects can be.
Think like an entrepreneur! Set your mission and professional goals, identify resources and organizations to take your career to the next level, via Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Panelists discuss their successful efforts to create cost savings and greater operational efficiencies through shared services.
Business structure, finances, taxes, record-keeping, budgeting, and more.
Travis Life of Life Law Office covers various agreements and common clauses that artists should know to protect their work and ensure payment.
Learn the components of a business plan, how to get started and where to find further resources to complete and implement it.
A primer on bringing a Kickstarter project to life, with panelists Jeff Harms (musician), David Tamarkin (editor, Middlewest), and artist Lee Rosen (co-fo
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.