MICA is hosting a series of five free two-hour workshops as part of the I Heart Art: Baltimore collaboration between Etsy, BEST and the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Master of Professional Studies in the Business of Art & Design.
Each workshop will emphasize important aspects of running a small business for creative professionals. All workshops will be both in-person on the art school’s campus as well as webcast online. Each workshop will be archived and available for anyone to view. To view archives, please visit www.mica.edu/spcs.
The first workshop, Realities of Running an Indie Biz will meet online on Tuesday, January 25th. It is open to the first 100 Etsy members to attend by visiting a link *they will update here at 6:30 p.m. ET on the 25th.* Bookmark this page and remember to pop in early so you get a spot! The link will not be live until 6:30 p.m. ET on the 25th, with the presentation starting at 7:00 p.m. ET. Attendance online is limited, so participation will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
Realities of Running an Indie Biz
Tuesday, January 25th, 7-9 p.m. ET
Your own business: will it be a dream come true — or a nightmare? This two-hour workshop is designed to give you a running start in the right direction. It combines a few key insights on “The Biggest Challenge” (selling your stuff) with useful tips and tricks. The last half-hour of the workshop will be used for questions and answers from the live audience and the online community.
The workshop leader, Greg Conderacci, brings 40 years of marketing and communication experience as a Wall Street Journal reporter, head of marketing for major companies, a sales coach, a business school faculty member, and as head of his own independent business, Good Ground Consulting.
Upcoming workshops include:
Tuesday, 2/22 Finding Your Market
Tuesday, 3/29 Tax Time
Tuesday, 4/12 Web Marketing
Tuesday, 5/3 Growing Your Arts Business
We're really excited about this collaboration, and will be announcing our own monthly workshops in the next few weeks, so make sure you keep an eye here for all the news!