ab_mapping-300x200Strengthen your presentation.

Build connections with other creatives.

Grow as a leader and professional in the arts.

Open your art.

Application deadline extended through November 17, 2015.

Join us for an interactive, hands-on learning experience designed to increase confidence and build connections within the artistic community.

Apply for ArtBox

The ArtBox Institute is a business training and professional development program for creatives, arts administrators and artists of any medium, any age, at any stage of a career. The ArtBox Institute (ABI) is designed to provide tools and resources to navigate the business challenges of the contemporary marketplace. The curriculum is calibrated to provide a professional foundation built on acquiring practical skills for the marketplace, increasing confidence and actively participating in a community.

We talked with hundreds of artists. This is what we heard: How do I make a business plan? Do I really need one? What about a social media campaign: Would that help sell my art? I need ideas about creating events. I don’t want the money side to freak me out or slow me down. How do I get from here to there?

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So we listened. And here is what we came up with:

  • A dynamic roster of instructors who value inter-learning, the lively, the dynamic, the playful and the necessary. Our instructors are professionals in fundraising, marketing, financial planning, writing, photography, organization and business strategies.
  • A curriculum that covers dozens of topics with sessions based on experiential learning. Participants will practice what they are taught and coached into applying what is learned in the community.
  • The creation of a cohort that functions as a source of networking, collaboration and peer review.

Use the links on the left sidebar to learn more about ABI. Click on the button below to apply.

Apply for ArtBox

Application deadline: November 17, 2015.
Participants are notified by December 1, 2015.

ArtBox Class Schedule:
Orientation Weekend: January 16–17, 2016.
Class Meets Weekly January through May 2016.
Graduation: Saturday, May 21, 2016.

The Arts Council is grateful to these institutions for their support of ABI: the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Flagstaff, NACET, Coconino County Board of Supervisors, Coconino County Community Services, the Small Business Development Center of Coconino Community College, Northern Arizona University and others.

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