ASN (Artists Support Network)
In an effort to provide artists and creatives with an environment of business support and coaching, The WC hosts (Artists Support Network) open sessions the 2nd Wednesday every month at Full Circle Book Cooperative. This is a place to come to network, pose a business challenge & get help in finding a solution or just hang out with other like minded people. It is a safe place to talk about failures and rejoice in successes. Professionals will be invited to share their expertise in topics such as: grant writing, application completion, technology, social media and marketing.
The Watering Can offers Business Basics for Artists and Creatives.
With support of the Sioux Falls Community Foundation The Watering Can will present 2 series of 4 classes focused on business development in the spring of 2019. The first Building the Foundation for Your Business is geared to creatives who are thinking of starting a business or just getting one underway. It will help clarify the business focus, how to get started and keep the momentum as well as delving into finding prospects for your work. An important aspect in the beginning is how to price your work and set in place a method for record keeping.
- Where/what do I want my art business to be
- Getting there and overcoming fear
- Finding an audience and selling to them
- Pricing considerations and record keeping
Growing My Business, Selling More
The second series of 4 classes is Growing My Business, Selling More is a perfect for creatives who want to move their business forward. It is important to understand the tools needed to promote a business as well as using demographics to identify a target audience. Not everyone is a prospect and learning to qualify who is saves time and frustration. There are many ways to generate income and we will dig into various possibilities.
- Tool kit and portfolio
- Marketing basics and qualifying prospects
- Generating income
- Pulling it all together
Nuts & Bolts
A one-day workshop of 4 sessions Nuts & Bolts will be offered on a Saturday in the spring of 2019. Registration will be for the full day or individual session. There will be a gathering for all who attend after the last session to network, share the learning and experiences with other creatives.
This workshop is geared to creatives who want to do it right and provides an opportunity to hear from subject matter experts as well as others who are on the same path.
“Choosing the Right Business Structure” Considerations for choosing the Right Legal Structure for Your Business and Getting Started in South Dakota. Pricing Creative Work for the Long Hau Baseline Legal Considerations: Contracts, Intellectual Property, and Attribution Rights.
Accounting, Managing Money and Record Keeping.