Artists from across the country will have the opportunity to sharpen their business skills when the Arts Business Institute (ABI) holds an Arts Business Boot Camp for artists at Haywood Community College in Clyde, N.C. Titled Reinventing Your Art and Craft Business in the 21st Century, the boot camp will be held March 30-April 1, 2007. This will be the 5th annual ABI boot camp at Haywood Community College. The weekend workshop is designed to provide realistic information and essential knowledge about managing an arts business to artists at all levels of experience. ABI faculty includes Bruce Baker, Milon Townsend and Nancy Markoe.
The Arts Business Institute is a professional, non-profit education organization that provides artists with the business skills needed to manage successful arts businesses. The weekend workshop is being produced in partnership with the Arts Business Institute (www.ArtsBusinessInstitute.org), Haywood Community College (www.haywood.edu) and Handmade in America < a href=http://www.handmadeinamerica.org>www.handmadeinamerica.org).
Artists wishing to view a complete schedule of topics and to register for the weekend workshop can visit www.ArtsBusinessInstitute.org.
"The Arts Business Institute gives artists the tools they need in order to make a living making art in today's fast-paced world," says founder Wendy Rosen. "Art schools and programs frequently focus on teaching students how to make great works of art. ABI complements that education by teaching artists how to manage the business side of their careers.”
About the Arts Business Institute
The Arts Business Institute (ABI) is a professional, non-profit education organization that provides artists with real-world knowledge about product development, pricing, public relations, wholesaling to galleries, accounting, and much more.
ABI coordinates workshops through partnership with regional arts and economic development organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada in order to maximize the perception profitability and professionalism of artists and craftspeople.