Education & Programs


For more than 20 years, Creative Capital has led the way in professional development programs for artists. Core to our mission is our belief that educational tools and skill sets are key to helping artists build sustainable practices and create a more accessible art world. Our artist-centered and artist-led programs help artists of all disciplines across the country build thriving careers, form supportive communities, and promote cultural equity.

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Financial sustainability workshop leaders

Financial Sustainability

Programs that address the unique financial needs of artists, including fundraising, budgeting, and tax planning.

Artist Finances: Mindset & Money
Dancer and educator Erika Moore developed this online workshop for artists after recognizing her own pitfalls related to money management. Participants are guided through a holistic approach to money management, starting with uncovering their money blueprint. Mindset & Money is an engaging, high-energy, humorous workshop, filled with diverse perspectives on life, career, and choice.

Online Workshop
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
7:00-8:30pm ET

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Financial Literacy
Designed and led by Creative Capital Awardee Amy Smith—a working artist with expertise in bookkeeping, budgeting, tax preparation, and financial management—this online workshop is designed to better your money management skills and raise your financial literacy.

Online Workshop
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
7:00-8:30pm ET

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Tax Planning
This online workshop is designed to help artists prepare for filing 2021 taxes. Amy Smith will provide an overview of tax issues affecting artists, including income and expense tracking, deductions, entity types, and the changes made in the American Rescue Plan that affect tax year 2021.

Online Workshop
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
7:00-8:30 pm ET

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Planning and management workshop leaders

Planning and Management

Programs for managing the business side of an artistic practice, including goal setting, holistic planning, time management, negotiation, and career documentation.

Archival Storytelling
For artists with archival catalog content to interpret, contextualize, give new meaning to and monetize, Jocelyn Arem, GRAMMY Award-nominated archival storytelling producer uses a dynamic style in this interactive four-part online workshop to teach participants how to leverage the full value of their creative content by creating a strategy to reimagine it for new audiences.

Four-Part Online Workshop
Thursdays, January 20, 27, February 3, & 10, 2022
7:00-8:30pm ET

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Relationships and resources workshop leaders

Relationships and Resources

Programs centered on building and maintaining relationships as part of art practice, including community building, collaboration, mutual support, and impact.

A Sustainable Creative Life: Relationships and Ecosystems
This workshop series is specifically designed to empower artists, demonstrate pragmatic approaches to sustaining a creative life, and demystify the “artworld.” Sharon Louden will share the expertise she has gained through collaborations and conversations with gallery owners, museum professionals, critics, curators, nonprofits, residencies, academics and others in different art communities.

Two-Part Online Workshop
Mondays, March 7 & 14, 2022
7:00-8:30pm ET

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A Sustainable Creative Life: Community and Opportunities
In this follow-up workshop series to Relationships and Ecosystems, Sharon Louden will guide participants through activating their networks; engaging communities of artists online; creating opportunities and work together, collaborating with museums, nonprofits and other arts organizations, and; exploring what a “post-exhibition” world can look like.

Two-Part Online Workshop
Mondays, April 4 & 11, 2022
7:00-8:30pm ET

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Communications and storytelling workshop leaders

Communications and Storytelling

Programs to strengthen artists’ communication skills, including how to market and present one’s self, values, and artwork on a variety of platforms.

Archival Storytelling
For artists with archival catalog content to interpret, contextualize, give new meaning to and monetize, Jocelyn Arem, GRAMMY Award-nominated archival storytelling producer uses a dynamic style in this interactive four-part online workshop to teach participants how to leverage the full value of their creative content by creating a strategy to reimagine it for new audiences.

Four-Part Online Workshop
Thursdays, January 20, 27, February 3, & 10, 2022
7:00-8:30pm ET

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Instagram for Artists
For many artists, creating authentic Instagram content that conveys their identity as a creator and an individual can be a challenge–even a chore. In this workshop for visual artists, Robin Cembalest provides a roadmap to move forward, covering topics including crafting your profile, sharing your practice, promoting shows and projects, and how to build networks, connections, and thought leadership. She’ll review strategies for posts, Stories, Reels, hashtags, highlights, and for maximizing the power of that mysterious algorithm. All registrants will receive a recording of the workshop and workshop resources.

Online Workshop
Thursday, March 3, 2022
7:00-8:30pm ET

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Social Media for Social Practice Artists
This workshop delves into how change-making socially-engaged artists can increase their impact on social media by using organic content to convey their message, build awareness, connect with allies and partners, and track trends and coverage. Using examples from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and looking at posts from artists around the globe, Robin Cembalest will offer tactics for profiles, campaigns, content, hashtags, and more. All registrants will receive a recording of the workshop and workshop resources.

Online Workshop
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
7:00-8:30pm ET

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Partnerships

We welcome and value partnerships with universities, fellowship programs, and other artist-support organizations. If your organization serves professional artists who are interested in advancing their careers, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss partnership opportunities including purchasing group access to our online workshops, hosting a custom Creative Capital workshop, proposing workshop content, and the mutual-sharing of information and resources.

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