Dec 1, 2017 – Workshops

WORK OF ART: Workshops for Artists

NEMAA is pleased to offer a series of professional workshops to help artists develop and manage their careers. Catered specifically to NEMAA artists, these workshops are presented by Springboard for the Arts, and are part of the Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists series.

2017-2018 WORK OF ART Series
Held at Artspace Jackson Flats (901 18 1/2 Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418) and open to the public. Registration Required. Current NEMAA members may attend for free; tickets for non-members are $10.00.

Past Workshops:

Monday, April 16, 2018
Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring traditional and new models for generating value, resources, and revenue.


Marketing for Artists
Monday, May 7, 2018
Define your product, discover your target audience, make decisions about how you sell your work, and identify a budget and strategy for your artistic business.


Time Management
Monday, April 2, 2018
Useful for part-time and full-time artists alike. Discover analytical and tool-based approaches to tackle hurdles related to efficiency, flexibility and your work-life balance.


Intro to Websites
Monday, March 19, 2018
Organize and prepare yourself to build and manage your own portfolio website using platforms such as WordPress and Squarespace.


Photographing Your Work – Post-production
Monday, February 19, 2018
Discuss platforms, image correction, watermarks, sizing, and storage. Students have the option of bringing laptops to follow along in a chosen program (Photoshop, Pixlr, GIMP, Lightroom, etc.)

Photographing Your Work – The Set-up
Monday, February 5, 2018
Discuss placement, lighting equipment and techniques, camera considerations. Instructor will present and demonstrate.


Portfolio Kit (visual, sound, & performance)
Monday, January 8, 2018
Your portfolio is the core of your promotional material. Focus on the essential elements: sharpening your artist statement, tailoring your artistic résumés, and selecting and formatting your work samples.


Legal Considerations
Monday, November 27, 2017
Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business. Trademarks, insurance, taxes, and best business practices.


Business Plan Essentials
Monday, November 13, 2017
Learn how to prepare a simple business plan, in arts-friendly language, to help you organize all the various aspects of your artistic practice and make informed business decisions. View the handout here.


Flu Shot Clinic & Health Insurance “Study Hall”
Monday, October 9, 2017. 6:30pm
In partnership with MN Visiting Nurse Agency & Springboard for the Arts. Get vaccinated against the flu at a FREE flu shot clinic exclusively for artists, arts admins & their families. Springboard staff will be available to answer questions about how to get health insurance.


Questions? Contact NEMAA at 612-788-1679 or

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