Learn about the upcoming session of the ArtBox Institute in this one-hour information session. Arts Council staff will give a presentation about the curriculum, schedule, tuition, scholarship/grant opportunities and more about the 2015 ArtBox Institute. There will be time for questions.
The ArtBox Institute (ABI) 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. 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.
ABI is designed to be hands-on, interactive learning, where participants practice what they are learning in the classroom. This includes public speaking, website development, event production, artist/mission statements, and group projects.
Curriculum focuses on several primary areas, including:
- Branding and Marketing
- Writing Skills (Grants, Artist Statements, Mission/Vision Statements)
- Social Media / E-Commerce
- Photography / Videography Essentials
- Verbal Communication
- Event Planning
- Financial Literacy
- Legal/Insurance Issues in the Arts
- Strategic and Business Planning
- Fund Raising
- Working with Media, Government and Other Agencies
- Portfolio Review
- Much, much more