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Dates: March 12-14, 2024.
Springboard for the Arts & Salt Lake City Arts Council presents How to Thrive as an Artist, a professional development workshop series designed to teach business skills to artists!
Workshops and Panel facilitated by Springboard for the Arts' Career Consultant, Dana Sikkila, a Minnesota-based Arts Administrator, Educator, and Visual Artist. Dana is known for her social practice and activism programs, creative consulting, public speaking, and her theory development within creative curriculum. For over 12 years, Sikkila has been the Executive Director of 410 Project, a volunteer-managed community art space that serves both artists and community members through southern Minnesota.
Click links below to register now! Workshops and Panel Discussion are free to the public, but attendees must register in order to attend! We kindly urge all registered participants to honor their commitment and attend the event. Your presence is not just anticipated; it's integral to the success of our collective endeavor.
This session will teach artists how to define their product, discover their target audience, make decisions about how they sell their work, and identify a budget and strategy for their artistic business.
This session will teach artists an approach to pricing their work. While this analytical approach isn’t intended to be the only way to price their work, it is intended to show artists the factors of product production that apply to everything in the marketplace. Once artists understand what each of the variables are, they’ll be able to customize a formula that fits their business model.
This panel will offer attendees the opportunity to gain insights directly from curators representing both large institutions and community-based galleries. Panelists will discuss their selection process for exhibiting artwork, providing valuable guidance to artists seeking opportunities for exposure and growth.
Jared Steffensen, Curator of Exhibitions, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Venessa Castagnoli, Executive Director, Ogden Contemporary Arts
Roxanne Gray, Director, 801 Salon
Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists series has been taught at arts organizations, arts councils, libraries, and colleges across the United States.
Questions? Contact Todd Oberndorfer, Salt Lake City Arts Council Visual Arts Coordinator & Finch Lane Gallery Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is a division of Salt Lake City Corporation in the Department of Economic Development and also maintains a nonprofit corporation, the Salt Lake City Arts Council Foundation with 501(c)(3) status.

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