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Basic Business Skills for Visual Artists (Fresh Arts Presentation 2015)

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Checklist prepared by Fresh Arts in conjunction with the "Business Skills for Visual Artists" workshop. -----Necessary Basics:-Make sure you have a website. Keep it updated.-Make sure you have an Artist Portfolio.-Make sure you have business cards and you have them with you at all times.-Keep a current contact list of everyone who has come to your shows, purchased your work, or expressed interest in your work. Include mailing address and emails.-Make sure you have high quality images of your work-Have a standard cover letter that you can modify-Have an updated bio, artist statement, and resume that includes: list of exhibitions, gallery representation-Check your email and phone messages regularly and respond promptly-Connect with people on Facebook and Twitter-Create a free artist profile on Fresharts.org and keep your info and artwork currentMore detailed checklist and full list of resources available in the attached Word Document.  Download it below! Workshop Powerpoint Basic Business Skills for Visual Artists from Fresh Arts Fresh Arts periodically presents professional development workshops throughout the year as an essential part of our programming.  If you would like information about future Fresh Arts Workshops, please subscribe to our Artist Resource Newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter
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Evolving Your Career: Business Skills for Visual Artists (Spacetaker Presentation 2012)

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Spacetaker presentation led by Houston artist and businessman Taft McWhorter, -----This presentation offers artists tips on how to take their art career to the next level. Business Skills for Visual Artists 2012 from Fresh Arts
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Get it in writing! Fresh Arts Contract Workshop 2014

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THE PRESENTATION FROM THE WORKSHOP DESCRIBED IS EMBEDDED BELOW. Get it in Writing!Understanding & Crafting Contracts with Emily Watts and attorney Erin RodgersMay 6, 2014(For artists, collectives, and nonprofits) *This workshop hosted at the Dance Source Houston Headquarters, The Barn (formerly Barnevelder).The Barn, 2201 Preston St, Houston, TX 77003Are you an artist lending your work to a business for exhibition? Are you a performing arts organization that hires independent artists to perform? Are you renting space for a performance and exhibition? In all these instances, contracts and/or letters of agreement help protect you and your work, as well as prevent misunderstandings and other problems.TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE:- Understanding basic contract language and common clauses (glossary of common legalese)- Defining correct parties- Terms and options- Intellectual property ownership- Work for hire- Liability- Consideration ( making a contract binding)- Breach and dispute- Cure options (how to remedy a breach of contract)- How do you know when you are breaking a contract- Combining contracts with Letters of Agreement (LOAs) and riders- Contract addendums and red-lining- Recourse upon broken contracts Fresh arts Get it in writing! Contract Workshop from Fresh Arts
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Writing a great grant 2014 (Individual Artists)

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THE PRESENTATION FROM THE WORKSHOP DESCRIBED IS EMBEDDED BELOW. Writing a Great Grant: An Overview for Individual ArtistsLed by: Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Executive Director of Fresh Arts, with Christa Forster, author and 4-time winner of the Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist GrantFor individual artists Wednesday, October 22 @ Fresh ArtsJoin Fresh Arts’ executive director Jenni Rebecca Stephenson and 4-time HAA Individual Artist Grant recipient and author, Christa Forster, for a two-hour in depth presentation on best practices when composing and applying for artist project grants. Additionally, Houston Arts Alliance Grants Manager Shannon Teasley will be present to answer any specific question related to the Individual Artist Grant.Our goal with this workshop is to help local artists develop and refine their grant writing skills and to highlight some important and attainable grants administered locally, such as the Houston Arts Alliance's Individual Artist Grant and the Idea Fund. Even if you do not plan to submit any proposals this fall, this overview will be a fantastic opportunity to develop your strategies for framing your work and honing your grant-writing skills.Representatives from both the Houston Arts Alliance and the Idea Fund will be on hand to answer questions about these grant opportunities. Writing a great grant 2014 (Individual Artists) from Fresh Arts
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Fresh Arts Fundamental HR/Employment Policies for Organizations 2014

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THE PRESENTATION FROM THE WORKSHOP DESCRIBED IS EMBEDDED BELOW. Fundamental HR/Employment Policies for OrganizationsFor arts administrators of small to mid-sized nonprofitsMonday, June 2, from 4-6 p.m.@ Fresh Arts, 2101 Winter Street, #B11, Houston, TX 77007Presenters:Bob Lawson, Director of Administration & Education, Theatre Under the StarsElaine C. Becraft, Counsel, Labor & Employment, LyondellBasellNot sure who on your team should receive a 1099 or a W-2? Are you supposed to be paying unemployment taxes? Do you know the rules around interns? Join Bob Lawson, of Theatre Under the Stars, and employment lawyer, Elaine C. Becraft for a crash course in what you need to know and what you didn’t know you didn’t know. This is a great opportunity for administrators to have questions answered by an expert in the field and address some of the unique challenges we all face in keeping our small or mid-size organizations in compliance with HR standards.Topics include:- Basic distinctions between 1099/W2 employees, as well as exempt/non-exempt- How to avoid abusing interns- Basic options for offering benefits- Basic reporting for new hires- Unemployment taxes (when you need to worry about them)- The advantages and timing of outsourcing, rather than handling HR in house- Common questions re: employment law- Basic best practices for interviewing/hiring- Employee reviews + HR advocate on board of directors for smaller nonprofits (i.e. to provide an additional outlet for reporting HR problems)- The "Absolute Musts" of any employee handbook (great resources from ADP on this subject) Fresh Arts Fundamental HR/Employment Policies for Organizations 2014 from Fresh Arts
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Fresh Arts Development Finance and Operation Basics 2014

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THE PRESENTATION FROM THE WORKSHOP DESCRIBED IS EMBEDDED BELOW. Development Finance and Operation Basicsfor the Jack-of-All Arts Administrator(Gift Acceptance, Disclosure Rules & Basic Financial Reporting)For arts administrators of small to mid-sized nonprofitsWednesday, June 4th, 2014@ Fresh Arts, 2101 Winter Street, #B11, Houston, TX 77007PRESENTERS:Amy Lampi, Associate Director of Development, Alley TheatreJoanna Torok, Director of Advancement Operations, Houston Grand OperaAre you in charge of fundraising AND finance within a small organization? Do you struggle with creating a regular routine for acknowledging donations? Do you know how to present your financial position effectively to your board? Are you certain you’re in total compliance with the IRS when accepting gifts? Administrators can expect to walk away from this workshop better equipped to manage broad financial concerns along with a simple check-list of things to do each day to ensure you are staying in compliance.Topics will include: - Creating simple systems for fund development management and operations- Timing, rules, and language for donor receipts- Common mistakes in communicating the tax benefits of donations- How to determine Fair Market Value for special events, etc.- Basic financial reports- Forecasting revenues- Reconciling fundraising activities with greater financial goals Development finance & operation basics for nonprofits_Fresh Arts 2014 from Fresh Arts
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Funding Strategies for Independent Artists 2014

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THE PRESENTATION FROM THE WORKSHOP DESCRIBED IS EMBEDDED BELOW. Funding Strategies for Independent ArtistsMonday, April 21, 2014Art League Houston, Main Gallery1953 Montrose Blvd.Houston, TX 77006Fresh Arts’ Executive Director Jenni Rebecca Stephenson and professional composer and musician, Jerry Ochoa of Two Star Symphony, provide an overview of strategies and resources for individual artists seeking funds to support their professional art career.This workshop covered: identifying grant opportunities (including several key local opportunities), increasing accessibility to additional funding through fiscal sponsorship, and securing individual contributions and institutional support. The workshop will also provide tips for creating and managing successful crowd-funding campaigns and offer examples of how local artists have successfully raised money for their projects. (Specifics on grant-writing and crafting proposals are NOT covered in this workshop, but will be covered later in Fresh Arts’ workshop series.)This workshop applies to all types of individual artists including those in the visual, performing, filmmaking, literary, and multi-disciplinary fields. Funding strategies for individual artists 3.0 from Spacetaker
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The Right of Publicity: Using the Famous, Infamous, and Regular Folks in Art

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Spacetaker presentation courtesy of Keith Jaasma, Patterson &Sheridan, LLP.The Right of Publicity: Using the Famous, Infamous, and Regular Folks in ArtView more presentations from Spacetaker

Promotional Writing: Is Your Copy Dateable?

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Spacetaker Presentation by Mandy Graessle Promotional writing: Is Your Copy Dateable?View more PowerPoint from Spacetaker

Fiscal Sponsorship + Crowdfunding= $$ for Creative Projects

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 Presented by Dianne Debicella - Program Director, Fiscal Sponsorship. Presentation covers:Definition of fiscal sponsorship and crowdfunding,Taking advantage of the fiscal sponsorship program, Review of the leading crowdfunding platform,Keys to crowdfunding success,Benefits of crowdfunding,and Crowdfunding myths. Fiscal Sponsorship + Crowdfunding = $$ for Creative ProjectsView more PowerPoint from Spacetaker
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