Artists are Businesses, Too with the Small Business Development Center / October 18, 2012
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS
OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION
The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Santa Fe Creative Tourism will be offering a series of evening classes and one-on-one consultations by appointment in the Santa Fe Community Gallery at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. The classes will take place September 11th through December 11th, 2012. Sessions will include overviews on artists’ web presence, free and low-cost marketing opportunities, and overall business strategies, as well as detailing how to participate in local opportunities such as the Santa Fe Studio Tour and DIY Santa Fe Art Month. The classes will include a combination of lectures and demonstrations. The consultation appointments are offered to artists, artisans, and craftsmen interested in working with the Creative Tourism program.
September 11 – Dead on the Web? Ignite your Art Site! with Hope Kiah
September 25 – Artists Website Q&A with Hope Kiah
October 16 – Reality Check and Tips for Artists with Wesst
October 18 – Artists are Businesses, Too with the Small Business Development Center – Steve Stephenson of the SBDC will present an overview of the necessary sequence of steps to take in setting up your business properly. We will discuss taxes and required payments.
October 30 – Creating and Distributing Press Releases
November 1 – How to Participate in the 2013 Santa Fe Studio Tour
November 6 – Photographing your Artwork with Dave Robinson
November 27 – Participating in DIY Santa Fe Art Month / March 2013
December 4 – Ready for Success with Darlene McElroy
All classes are free and held from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Santa Fe Community Gallery,
201 West Marcy Street (at the intersection of Marcy and Sheridan) Santa Fe, NM 87501
Please RSVP to chris@High-ResSolutions.com
Artists, artisans, and craftsmen who offer workshops and classes for the public within Santa Fe County are invited to sign up for a free consultation on Internet marketing. Consultations on creating websites and blogs, and using social networks and other internet marketing strategies, are being offered free to small businesses interested in finding workshop customers through www.SantaFeCreativeTourism.org. Consultation appointments are available Tuesdays 10 am to 5pm starting September 11, 2012 at the Santa Fe Community Gallery. Appointments can be made by contacting Chris Nierman at chris@High-ResSolutions or 505-913-7266.
The City’s marketing of Creative Tourism is centered on the website www.santafecreativetourism.org. Listings are free to local area businesses that offer a hands-on workshop, class, or experience. Those wishing to place a listing should visit the site and see the tab titled “Get Listed.” The website is actively marketed through a blog, a newsletter and other websites.
The City of Santa Fe is continuing to work with artists and arts businesses to further develop the organization and promotion of workshops that allow visitors to experience Santa Fe in a hands-on fashion. Partnerships and collaborations with the hospitality industry and other entities are welcomed. This initiative was created as a result of the city of Santa Fe’s 2005 appointment to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and builds upon the successful 2008 International Conference on Creative Tourism held in Santa Fe.
The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission (SFAC), an agency within the municipal government of the City of Santa Fe, provides leadership by and for City government in supporting arts and cultural affairs. The SFAC also recommends programs and policies that develop, sustain and promote artistic excellence in the community. For more information contact SFAC at (505) 955-6707, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (505) 955-6671.
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