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Program Services  

2007 Artists' Workshops

January 23, 2007 (snow date: January 24):
I Think I Want/Need a Web Site, But Where Do I Begin?
Workshop Facilitator:   Dan Pouliot, Webmaster (Cabletron/Enterasys), Artist (photography, oil painting, digital art) and Marketeer. Learn about the benefits of having a web site, how to get started, site architecture, pros and cons of creating your own site, how to market your site, and other useful tips.

February 27, 2007 (snow date: February 28):
Artist Grants and Services: What Do We Do?  What Are You Missing?
NH State Council on the Arts staff will share information and answer questions about the various services and grants offered to professional artists with a particular focus on public art, fellowships, and artist entrepreneurial grants/workshops. It's your time to ask questions and give us input on how we can better serve you.

March 27, 2007 (snow date:  March 28):
Approaching a Gallery & Patron Relationships
Workshop Facilitator:  TBA Learn from gallery owners about the most effective ways to approach them and how to develop and maintain strong client and patron relationships. Presenters:  TBA This session is offered in partnership with MicroCredit NH's ArtWorks-NH Program..

April 24, 2007 (snow date: April 25):
Pricing: For What It's Worth
Workshop Facilitator:  TBA Learn how to effectively price your artwork or service. This session is offered in partnership with MicroCredit NH's ArtWorks-NH Program.

May 23, 2007:
Rap Session:  Artist to Artist Dialogue
Workshop Facilitators:  Artists TBA. Join with other artists in philosophical and practical  discussions about making a living in the arts--its rewards, challenges, business tips, why you do what you do. Dream a bit and come back to earth.

October 23, 2007
Talk to the World: Podcasting for New Hampshire Artists
This workship will look at the technology and the artistry of podcasting. With a modest investment of time and money, anyone can use the internet's newest medium to talk to the world. Even more important than mastering the hardware and software is deciding what you have to say and who your audience might be. This will be a fast-paced introduction to the promise and pitfalls of the burgeoning talknet. The session will be led by award winning science fiction writer Jim Kelly who has been podcasting since 2005 and currently produces two popular podcasts: The Free Reads Podcast and James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod on Audible.

November 27, 2007
Creating Digitial Portfolios

Many galleries, museums, and juried competitions are finally accepting CD portfolio submissions; in fact, many are only accepting digital images. This workshop is for artists who have been hesitating, but now are ready to take the leap and create digital files of their work. Simple and concise instructions will be given on how to create digital image files from existing slides or digital camera pictures. Artists do not need to bring anything to this session, but should feel free to bring their camera if they have after-class questions about specific settings, etc. This session will be led by artist Barbara Rita Jenny, a Fellowship recipient from the State Arts Council and the Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Pricing Your Work:  For What It's (You're) Worth
How do you price a work of art or fine craft so as to cover your costs, earn a reasonable wage and still make it accessible to interested customers?  If you struggle with this question, rest assured that you are not alone!  Please join Theresa Kirby, former business manager of Muddy Bird Pottery, for an informal discussion of common dilemmas in pricing creative products and services.  Topics covered will include practical strategies for developing a pricing formula and the challenges of reconciling your needs with those of the market.  All levels of experience welcome.

Last updated: December 28, 2009

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