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SLC Arts to offer artist entrepreneurship bootcamp at IDA office in Canton

Posted 9/16/23

CANTON — The St. Lawrence County Arts Council (SLC Arts) will offer a six-week entrepreneurship bootcamp, specifically designed for artists on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., from Oct. 17-Nov. 30 …

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SLC Arts to offer artist entrepreneurship bootcamp at IDA office in Canton

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CANTON — The St. Lawrence County Arts Council (SLC Arts) will offer a six-week entrepreneurship bootcamp, specifically designed for artists on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., from Oct. 17-Nov. 30 at St. Lawrence County IDA, 19 Commerce Lane, Canton, except for a virtual class Thursday, Nov. 2.  

The purpose of the program is to equip artists with the knowledge and skills to turn their passion for art into a thriving business.  

The bootcamp will feature local and national instructors, a group critique class, and Q & A sessions.  

Topics covered will include:  

• Entrepreneurship & business basics

• Defining your business

• Group critique session

• Getting your work ready to sell

• Where to physically sell your work

• Selling your work online

• Marketing overview

• Marketing panel

• Diversifying your income

• Bookkeeping & taxes

• Growth!

Q & A session with a panel of professional artists

The course costs SLC Arts creative partners a $99 donation and non-partners $129. Individual classes are $10 for creative partners, $15 for non-partners. Donations are not required to participate in the class, but any donation amount is appreciated.  

Register: slcartscouncil.org/prof-dev. Space is limited. Info: grants@slcartscouncil.org.