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Services and Workshops

The Watering Can is presenting Business Basics for Artists and Creatives.

The Watering Can offers Business Basics for Artists and Creatives with support of the Sioux Falls Community Foundation. These classes are being offered via Zoom due to the pandemic and to give those who have been unable to attend in person an opportunity to join in the learning.

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Building the Foundation for Your Business: Series 1

This four-session series (each Wednesday, 6:30-8p, from September 23 through October 14) 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.

Topics covered:

  • What do I want my art business 
to be
  • Making it a reality
  • Finding an audience and selling to them
  • Pricing considerations and record keeping

A link will be sent to all participants to attend via Zoom.

Cost: Fee for this series is $50 for all four sessions.
REGISTER HERE

Growing My Business, Selling More: Series 2

This four-session series (each Wednesday, 6:30-8p, from October 21 through November 11) is a perfect continuation from Building a Foundation or can be taken separately by 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.

Topics covered:

  • Tool kit for Artists and portfolio
  • Marketing basics and qualifying prospects
  • Generating income
  • Pulling it all together

A link will be sent to all participants to attend via Zoom.

Cost: Fee for this series is $50 for all four sessions.
REGISTER HERE

NOTE: Purchase both series 1 and 2 for $90 at checkout, save $10.

Scholarships are available. For more information regarding the sessions or scholarships email: claudia@thewateringcan.org or call 605-271-2904.

ASN (Artists Support Network)

ASN HAS GONE VIRTUAL DUE TO COVID-19. PLEASE, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK TO STAY UP-DO-DATE ON MEETING CHANGES, AND ZOOM MEETING LINKS.

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 (6:30 – 8:00pm) every month virtually through Zoom. This is a place to come to network, pose a business challenge, and get help in finding a solution or just conversate 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.

We’ve had some great discussions, art and business-wise, about recent obstacles and struggles being faced as we navigate a pandemic society. Each time we gather is a new experience. Artists are meeting other creatives and sharing ideas for selling more of their work. The topics have been fluid to fit those who are there.

Future discussion possibilities:
• Overcoming fear and procrastination
• Motivation, how to uncover it and use it to make things happen
• Art: passionate expression or commerce?
• Who will buy my work and getting in front of them?