Professional Development

Webinars

Artists can now access selected workshop content and more at home, in the studio or wherever there is a computer with internet access. 

Designed for artists of all disciplines and at all career stages, our webinars are taught by highly trained and experienced workshop leaders, successful artists and arts professionals who share practical tips and tools, case studies and personal examples from their own experience. Webinars are 90 minutes, including lecture and Q&A sessions, and are offered on Mondays and Thursdays from 7-8:30pm EST. Webinars are recorded and shared with all registered participants after the webinar, regardless of whether participants attend the live workshop or not. Each webinar costs only $25.

  

Regularly Offered Content

Selected workshop content in webinar format. Offered quarterly. If you are interested in one of these but can not attend live, you can register for the webinar in advance and receive a recording of that session. Recordings of these webinars will not be available for purchase after they take place.

Ethan NosowskyAPPLYING FOR GRANTS & RESIDENCIES: STRATEGIES FOR WRITERS
Led by editor Ethan Nosowsky. Geared toward writers, this webinar covers all aspects of the grant and residency process: researching appropriate programs, putting together a competitive application, and making the most of both award and rejection letters.   

ByronART BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Led by artist Byron Au Yong. Covers essential components of managing your practice, including managing relationships, hiring employees, contracts, negotiation, budgeting, cash flow, time management, space organization, marketing and business etiquette. 

ARTISTS RAISING KIDS
Led by choreographer Andrew Simonet. How can we live as artists while raising children? This webinar looks at the challenges and rewards of parenting as artists. Based on a national survey and a series of in-depth interviews and workshops, we will share principles and tools that help artist parents thrive.

CREATING A MARKETING STRATEGY
Led by artist Dread Scott. Reviews all aspects of marketing and introduces case studies of artists who use both traditional and non-traditional strategies. Topics include defining goals; developing tools, tactics and messaging; identifying, building, and engaging audiences and community.  

 DEMYSTIFYING PUBLIC ART
 
Lead by artist Lynn Basa. Covers all aspects of researching and applying for public art commissions for visual artists. Questions answered include: Is public art for me? How do I find public art commissions? How does the selection process work? 

EFFECTIVE NEGOTIATION FOR ARTISTS
Led by performer and psychotherapist Kirby Tepper. Recognize and overcome the obstacles preventing you from being a great negotiator. Designed for artists of all disciplines, you’ll learn how to ask for what you deserve with confidence. Topics addressed include psychological & emotional aspects; strategies, offers & counteroffers; and closing the negotiation. 

HOW TO APPROACH AND ENGAGE WITH THE GATEKEEPERS OF THE ART WORLD 
Led by artist Sharon Louden. A 4-part webinar series for visual artists who want to close the gap between themselves and art world gatekeepers: gallerists, curators, collectors and museum professionals. Learn how to approach a gallery cold, how often to follow up, and the proper way to pace a professional conversation, and much more. 

Stephanie PereiraKICKSTARTER SCHOOL
Led by Stephanie Pereira, Kickstarter's ambassador to the fine arts sector. A primer on how to bring a Kickstarter project to life. Dive into a case study of a successful project and explore what kind of rewards work best, how to spread the word about your project, and other helpful tips.

PRODUCING & FUNDING YOUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CAMPAIGN 
Led by Stephanie Bleyer. Highlights effective practices for community outreach & engagement based on several action-oriented case studies. Learn how to produce effective engagement campaigns for artwork that contains social justice content.

REAL LIFE BUDGETING
Led by choreographer Andrew Simonet. A practical look at budgeting for artists. Discusses misconceptions about money, four ways to improve your financial life this week, establishing life-long principles, determining your hourly rate, and creating a realistic project budget. 

SOCIAL MEDIA: HOW TO BE EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME 
Led by artist Brad Stephenson. Explains tools for using social media to communicate about your work and ideas; expand your audience, peer and professional network; and create a deeper connection with the general public.  

Brian TateTHE SEVEN ELEMENTS OF STRATEGIC MARKETING
Led by Brian Tate. Marketing is storytelling presented to a specific audience to drive a specific outcome. This webinar will examine the seven elements of strategic marketing, and how we can use them to advance our communities and careers.

 VALUES-BASED GOAL SETTING
Led by arts consultant Susan Koblin Schear. Setting goals and defining the values behind your art are often overlooked aspects of creative practice. By articulating your goals and aligning them with your guiding principles, you can ease many challenges in the business of your art.

WEBSITE, BLOG & EMAIL ESSENTIALS
Led by artists Sue Schaffner. Offers an overview of best practices for your web presence, including web site, blog, email marketing and other communications, as well as case studies of artists who have established innovative and effective web presences.

 

What People Are Saying 

 

"Access to the video recording of a webinar is really a plus. Sure, Richard’s event was particularly rich and informative. But having the possibility to review any webinar multiplies the value of online teaching."
– Marie Sester, Performance Documentation Webinar Participant

“I received so much helpful info from those webinars that I am still going back to the resource materials and my notes and finding more that I can do. Fantastic webinars!”
– Diana Tonnessen, Webinar Participant, Gainseville, FL

"Many thanks for the excellent seminar with Dread. The presentation was well paced, contained excellent visual examples. It was current and professional without being stodgy.  As someone with a 20-year background in PR and marketing, I’m so glad to see this kind of info available to artists.  As a 50-something emerging artist,  my training was mostly pre-web, so social media is a new Everest to climb." 
– Sandy Sarber, Creating A Marketing Strategy Webinar Participant

“Excellent, fluid presentation with well-organized information. As often happens for me with Creative Capital webinars, I appreciate the mix of practical advice and philosophy—very existential approach, in the positive sense.”
– Webinar Participant

“The idea of having a multi-year planning calendar was particularly helpful. I also appreciate Jeffrey’s personal account of storage and all the nuts-and-bolts information about time management and storage/productivity. So much helpful and valuable stuff!"
– Art Business Management Webinar Participant