Broward Cultural Division, The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC), and ArtServe announce the return of the very successful Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) for South Florida artists. The program, to be presented on four Saturdays in June, will be held at ArtServe,1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to attend including but not limited to, sculptors, illustrators, metalworkers, writers, dancers, jewelers, musicians, performers, media/filmmakers, photographers, crafts, designers and all interdisciplinary artists. More than 400 artists have graduated from this groundbreaking Institute.
AEI is a course of study designed to assist individual artists by cultivating and advancing their business skills, and helping them to strengthen their operating infrastructure and expand their business. To date, more than 400 South Florida artists have graduated from the Institute, and many with exceptional success stories that follow. AEI will be offered as 20 classes convening during full-day sessions, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on June 7, 14, 21 and a Business Plan Clinic and Workshop on June 28, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Looks like a good program put on by two important local organizations; the Broward Cultural Division and Art Serve. Whenever I'm asked by artists just starting out where they can network and gain knowledge about the process of selling artwork I direct them to Art Serve. The business side of the creative process is often the most misunderstood and undervalued. GL