Professional Development

Craft Entrepreneurship Course

Join ArtSwell’s experienced instructors in an intensive business school experience aimed at you. From business structures to support systems, from credit cards to cash flow, this course will walk you through the process of creating a craft business that makes money.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Pricing Your Work Online Workshop

This 2-hour workshop is an introduction to basic pricing principles for creative makers who want to focus on their work, not on spreadsheets and sales charts. Find out how you can quickly determine profitability and price your work for both retail and wholesale sales.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Art World Conference workshops

Art World Conference is a series of actionable, inclusive workshops and events, both in-person and online, focused on business and financial health to build and sustain careers in the arts. We believe financial health and sustainability for cultural producers is a social justice issue.

Programming includes panel discussions and in-depth workshops addressing many of the unique opportunities and challenges faced by visual artists, freelancers, and arts professionals. Topics range from sales, marketing, grants, taxes, managing debt, building credit, investing, and legal issues, to defining and asserting value, solidarity, new technologies, legacy planning, and growing and sustaining community. The emphasis of all programming is on personal and professional development and empowerment.

Teaching Artist Tuesdays online workshop series

The North Carolina Arts Council, in partnership with North Carolina Central University’s Teaching Artist Certificate Program, will present Teaching Artist Tuesdays, an online workshop series kicking-off Tuesday, July 14. The free online workshops will serve as a map for this state’s teaching artists as they navigate the COVID-19 landscape. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Artist Relief Wellness Video Series

Artist Relief has produced a series of free wellness videos to help artists’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being. These sessions led by artists include discussions of movement, meditation, herbalism, sound therapy and music, poetry and writing prompts, and more.

NC Film Forum

The NC Film Forum is a skill building series designed to support independent producers who make movies for a living. View schedule and registration information. 

Next up: Legals & Locations, August 12, 2020 @ 5:30pm


Thursday, December 10, 2020

Teaching Artists Guild

Teaching Artists Guild (TAG), a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, is a member-driven organization committed to the professionalization and visibility of artists who teach. We are the voice of the teaching artist, communicating the depth and breadth of work that teaching artists provide our educational systems and communities.

Full Frame Teach the Teachers

Full Frame's annual Teach the Teachers program immerses a small group of Triangle educators into the festival experience, where we give them the tools and the confidence to successfully integrate documentary film into their classrooms.
Open to high school and middle school teachers, this important media literacy initiative will be accepting applications for the 2020 program soon. 

Writers and Books

Resource: Writers & Books is a literary center in Rochester, N.Y. that fosters and promotes reading and writing as lifelong activities. Programs include: writing classes and workshops; outreach programs; readings and talks by visiting and regional writers; residency programs at our rural retreat center; an annual Regional Playwriting Competition; internships; and other programs.


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