Business of Arts Workshops

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Pre-registration is highly recommended to reserve your space and workshop materials. Click the workshop title below to register online, or contact the BCAA office.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 11:30am

Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay as a marketing tool. This workshop will teach you how to be strategic with social media. You'll leave with answers to questions such as which social media outlets you should invest your time, what content you should be posting, how to be efficient and effective with your efforts, and more.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 11:00am

This workshop is for individual artists and arts organizations alike who want advice on where to spend their marketing dollars. More information to be added soon.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 5:00pm

Adam Russell Johnson aims to inform, educate, entertain, and instigate conversation around disability in our community. Did you know nearly 1 in 5 persons in the US has a disability, according to the 2010 census? More than half of these persons report that the disability is severe. Johnson aims to give a voice to this silent (or silenced?) 20% of our population and get us started talking about disability.

Past Workshops

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Boost your online fan base and contacts with the media after attending this dynamic, information-packed workshop on Bootstrap Marketing for Artists presented by Jules Marie, owner of 33 Words Social Media Marketing. Learn ways to enhance your small business toolbox with free or inexpensive marketing options that will help your business grow and flourish. You’ll leave with more than 50 do-it-yourself tips for online promotions using websites, blogs, videos, events, contests, giveaways, causes, reviews, visitor posts, newsletters, lead or landing pages, and social media platforms. You’ll also get the low-down on how to effectively present your company to media and e-news outlets via press releases, media advisories and public service announcements.

Monday, August 7, 2017

This Session will cover how to create audio and video media content for the purpose of promoting your artistic and entrepreneurial ventures.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Plan to attend this grant coaching session with BCAA staff on Thursday, July 13 from 5-6 pm , especially if this is your first time applying. Space is limited! Please register in advance (and cancel if you are unable to attend.) The coaching session will be held in the Boulder Creek Room, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder.

Monday, July 10, 2017

This is Session 2 in a 3-part workshop series will cover how to create audio and video media content for the purpose of promoting your artistic and entrepreneurial ventures. Each segment works as a stand alone orientation and Q&A, and also be connected as assignments will be given for evaluation and feedback Presented by Matt Diss of ALOC Media and John March of Interactive Audio Group.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pathways to Jazz administrator, Sarah Goodroad, and BCAA Communications Director, Crystal Polis, will answer your questions about filling out the application and explain the requirements for this donor-advised grant.

Monday, June 12, 2017

This 3-part workshop series will cover how to create audio and video media content for the purpose of promoting your artistic and entrepreneurial ventures. Each segment will work as a stand alone orientation and Q&A, and also be connected as assignments will be given for evaluation and feedback Presented by Matt Diss of ALOC Media and John March of Interactive Audio Group.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Join us for a panel discussion with gallery owner Mary Williams and award-winning plein air artist Jane Hunt as we discuss what it takes to sell your art both through galleries and directly to the public.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

This workshop is designed around the satirical lecture project, "Afropuff Lederhosen: What Happens When You Take a Black Baby and Raise it to be German?," by Vanessa Roberts. Ms. Roberts will deliver her critically comical piece that aims to get people talking about race, culture, and our assumptions in a new way. This will be followed by tips and examples regarding the incorporation of humor into difficult discussions. With a focus on combining theory with personal, subjective and humorous storytelling, this workshop provides tips and examples designed to take conversations to the next level. This workshop includes handouts and detailed activities aimed at promoting conversation and dialogue focused on our personal relationship to difference and otherness, and a reading list for further study detailing sources as they relate to the topics raised in the workshop.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Learn about several popular Photoshop tools and how to work your way around the interface/workspace, re-sizing and cropping images, making fliers, and other skills to help you complete simple design tasks on your own. We will then switch gears to explore design principles, and how good design can augment your marketing strategy. And finally, we will move to the topic of hiring a designer – where to find designers, how to discuss projects with designers, and how to build a positive and effective partnership. You will walk away with practical skills, sustainable strategies, and further resources to help you keep things going (on a budget!). 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Do you have an art program or project idea that you'd like to be able to accept tax-deductible donations for?  Do you need help promoting your project? You may be an independent artist or run your art business as an LLC or C Corp. How would becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or seeking a fiscal sponsor, like BCAA, open up opportunities for grants and charitable donations? Find out the difference between the two and what makes sense for you. Learn more about the grantmakers in Colorado and how they are reacting to the current political climate. Presented by Ken Ransford and Kathy Kucsan of Integrity Arts. Walk-ins also welcome. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch.
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