Artists entrepreneurial workshop: May 12

On May 12, 2011, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts will present two Artist Entrepreneurial Workshops for professional artists who are seeking to enhance their business skills, promote their work and network with other artists.

The workshops are:

  • Approaching Galleries—with Sarah Chaffee, gallery director at McGowan Fine Art, 10 a.m. –  noon. Chaffee will explain how to prepare a high-quality artist’s package, including a biography, artist statement, articles, retail price list and digital images. She will also address how to research and approach galleries, the ins and outs of contracts and how artists can promote themselves to the press.
  • Pricing Your Work: Art or Science?—with Gary Chabot, ProfitPoint Business and Finance Consulting, 3 – 5 p.m. Chaffee will discuss the facts, fiction and mysteries of pricing works of art, including how “price point” passion and real world economics mix it up in the world of art and business.

These workshops will take place at the Brown Building Auditorium on the Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park, 129 Pleasant Street in Concord.

There is no cost to take part in the workshops, but registration is required. Call (603) 271-2789. In lieu of a registration fee, a donation of canned foods or pasta for the local food bank is suggested.

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is a publicly funded agency within the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources. It began in 1965 with legislation designed “to insure that the role of the arts in the life of our communities will continue to grow and play an ever more significant part in the education and welfare of our citizens.” Funding comes from state appropriations, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Conservation License Plate fund. Learn more about the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts at www.nh.gov/nharts.

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