RUTLAND - The Vermont Arts Council announces that it will offer a new business training workshop for artists. "Breaking Into Business" is a two-part session on marketing and business planning specifically tailored to the needs of artists. The sessions will be offered at the Paramount Theater in Rutland in February and at River Arts in Morrisville in April.
Facilitated by Maren Brown and Dee Boyle Clapp from the Arts Extension Service at UMass Amherst, the workshops are open to visual, performing, media, literary, crafts and traditional Vermont artists. Upon completion of the program, artists will be eligible to apply for special Arts Council funding to implement some aspect of their business plan.
The two-day agenda covers "Marketing for Artists" on the first day and "Business Planning for Artists" on the second. Artists may apply to attend on one or both days. The Rutland workshops will take place on Feb. 13-14 with snow dates of Feb. 20-21. The Morrisville session will take place April 10-11 or April 17-18 in case of inclement weather.
The cost of the two-day program is $75. The cost to attend a single-day session is $50. Space is limited to 24 artists in each workshop. Preference will be given to artists that apply to attend both workshops at the same location.
Interested artists can find more information at www.vermontartscouncil.org or by contacting Sonia Rae, Artist Grants Program Manager at 802-828-5424.