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Mocktails & Motivation

Embracing the Business Side of Art

Come together with fellow artists to learn about business skills that will support your artistic endeavors. The gatherings will encourage conversation around a variety of business topics and will be structured around Springboard for the Arts proven Work of Art program. And to ensure there’s some fun involved, seasonal mocktails will enhance your chance to  network with fellow artists.

Each month, Mocktails & Motivation discussions will focus on a different business skill: time management, building a portfolio, marketing, pricing, bookkeeping and more. June’s gathering will focus on Pricing—This analytical approach isn’t intended to be the only way to price your work. Instead we will dicuss the various factors that contribute to creating, promoting and selling your work. You will then be able determine what variables will be part of your pricing formula.

Discussions will be led by Syndie Sorensen, ArtReach’s program and marketing manager. In addition to her 10+ years of experience in arts administration, Syndie holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

DATE: THURSDAY, JUNE 15
TIME: 6-8pm

Advance registration is encouraged to reserve your spot. We will only be able to accommodate15 artists. Registration fees can be paid by cash, check or credit card at the event. Registration fees include workshop materials and one mocktail.

Upcoming topics: Recordkeeping, Legal Considerations, Funding, Grant Writing, Business Plan Essentials, Engaging Customers and Selling Your Work


Thursday evening gallery activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.