Business of Art Workshop for Artists and Artisans

The Berkeley Arts Council, in association with the Tamarack Foundation, is offering a one day workshop on the Business of Art, Saturday, January 30 from 9am-4pm.

The workshop was developed to give artists and artisans an overview of the knowledge and skills they need to develop a successful business around their creative work.

The workshop is designed to help the part-time artist looking to help defray the costs of making their art as well as the artist who seeks to develop a full-time business.

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The morning session will provide a broad overview of the business of at by the product and marketing specialists from Tamarack, based in Beckley, West Virginia. Topics to be covered include a presentation about Tamarack, including Tamarack Gallery guidelines, product presentation and pricing of work, and marketing strategies.

Afternoon sessions will focus on specific issues, with local experts in graphic design, web technology, gallery “awareness” and more. In addition, participants will develop a list of their needs for additional training and education, which will become the basis for future workshops.

Registration in advance is required. Registration is free to Berkeley Arts Council member, $10 for non-members. Artists and Artisans can join the Council for $35 for the next year, which covers this workshop and will entitle them to member rates on future workshops and activities.

More information is available by email to or telephone 304.596.0873.

This workshop is part of an ongoing Artist and Artisan Resource Program, which will seek expertise in areas such as the use of technology, business practices, promotion and marketing, web sites for artists, presentation of artwork, photographing artwork, preparation of submissions to juried exhibits or other competitions, and other areas that may be identified. The Program will offer workshops and possibly individual counseling that would be offered at very low cost to artists, artisans, and arts organizations.

The registration form can be downloaded here.

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