Courses (Showing 1-16 of 16)

Presentation Venues

This course on artistic venues is primarily geared towards visual artists and those working in a multidisciplinary nature. However, all artists can find some information to take away. We list the pros, cons, and how to research all kinds of spaces.

Marketing: Demystified

As an artist or arts organization, you have to be able to market your creative offering. Learn about marketing basics like market research, segmentation, positioning, distribution, and promotion of your creative offering.

Fundraising: Demystified

Producing art is generally not inexpensive. So, how do we go about paying for the work that we want to produce? We fundraise!

Professional Identity: Demystified

This course walks you through some basic steps to clarify your professional identity, which will lay the foundation for all of the strategic planning work to come.

Getting Your Sh*t Together

This course will take you through 10 steps to getting your sh*t together. If you complete these 10 steps, you are well on your way to being ready to engage with the art world and having a handle on just what else you need to figure out.

Social Media Marketing for Arts Professionals

This course will introduce social media marketing to those who are relatively unfamiliar with the subject. It’s friendly to those who are new to social media, marketing, or both. (But seasoned marketers who’d like to brush up are also welcome!)

Surviving the Board of Directors: Understanding the Role of the Board in an Arts Nonprofit

Understanding the proper role of the Board of Directors can help everyone work together toward accomplishing an organization’s mission. Whether you’re a board or staff member, if you’ve ever gotten frustrated at a board meeting, this course is for you.

Writing an Effective Fundraising Letter

Learn basic ingredients for writing a strong fundraising letter and start building a community of donors who will support you and your art for the long haul.

Working with Performing Arts Agents: An Overview

This course is designed to help you better understand the role of agents, so you can take informed actions to secure the right representation and have your work seen by larger and more diverse audiences.

Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal

This course will introduce you to the principles of producing quality audio description and the importance of close communication with the end users – people who are blind or have low vision and people who seek to provide greater media access.

Personal Financial Planning for Artists - Peace, Love, and Financial Planning

Using the case study method, we’ll go through a process, introduce some techniques and vocabulary, so that you can find the right way to become comfortable with this important topic.

All The Accounting You Need to Know

In this course, you will gain an understanding of basic accounting principles — with minimal jargon — to prepare you to work with an automated accounting system (such as QuickBooks) for your artistic business.

Building Blocks of Producing

This course will provide key points on the logistics of producing, from theatrical productions to one-night events. There will be a special focus on producing theatre, but many of the points can be applied to producing events in dance and music as well.

Independent Contractors vs. Employees: What's the Difference?

Do you know what makes an employee different than an independent contractor? Did you know you can be charged back taxes if you misclassified the artists you pay? Learn the rules in this 70 minute video workshop!

No Pain, No Gain? No Way!: Wellness Programs in Dance Schools

This 90 minute video workshop explores how dance schools have integrated wellness programs into their training and how these programs can be most effectively designed and implemented in small to large dance companies and schools.

The Business of Charity in the New Economy

Adam Huttler is founder and executive director of Fractured Atlas. In this talk, held at the Missouri State University’s 2010 Public Affairs Conference, Huttler discusses emerging models that reinvent the way nonprofit cultural organizations do business.