Arts Alive! works in partnership with The Hannah Grimes Center to present monthly Artist to Artist workshops. In these workshops presenters share tips and tricks to improve creative industry business practices - from Marketing and social media to selling platforms and copyright law, these workshops cover what artists need to know to run successful businesses.
Workshops are FREE for members and $5 for nonmembers. Membership in Arts Alive! is $15/year.
2017 Remaining Events
November 17th 5pm: Creative Juices || The Hive at the Hannah Grimes Center
THIS IS FREE AND ISN'T A WORKSHOP! We're bringing our artist community together to help plan next year's program. Come and let us know - what workshops are you interested in? Which workshops have been your favorite? Are you interested in teaching something you're really good at? This is a great chance to meet other artists from across the Monadnock region and to have some fun.
November 29th 4pm: Copyright & Art || Monadnock Art x Tech in Peterborough, Presenter lawyer Amanda Nelson
Amanda comes to us from Dover, NH and brings a thorough knowledge of intellectual property law for artists and makers. How can you protect your work, contract to license your work, make sure you get paid when your work is used? Come and ask Amanda!
December 13th 4pm: Social Media for Artists || Location TBA, Presenter artist and PR professional Shanta Lee Gander
Shanta is a PR Guru and is leading the way just across the river in Windham County as an arts, events, and festival promoter and organizer. She'll share skills on how to build your social following to help your creative efforts thrive!
Past workshops have included: Working with Galleries, Working with Retailers, Writing an Artist Statement, Crowdfunding Strategies and more with The Local Crowd Monadnock...
ArtBlog: Artist to Artist
Artist to artist program was developed in 2014 in partnership with the Hannah Grimes Center. The Hannah Grimes Center found that artists and creatives were not participating as readily in their programming than anticipated. Here's what we did!
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Artists and art tour organizers from the Monadnock region and Windham County gathered to discuss tour participation, audiences, marketing, and “pizzaz factor” of the dozens of art tours around the southeastern vermont and southwestern new hampshire regions.
Makerspaces allow Makers to access tools and equipment that they might not otherwise be able to get their hands on.
Marketing is about personal relationships, and expanding them to sell your work. But, there are some basics to invest your time in to find success in networked marketing.
An artist statement is a alternative way to communicate about your art to people who are not visual, or trained makers themselves. It is a way to translate the visual into the verbal. And it is a way to talk about yourself.
Posting or sharing your work on social media seems like a great marketing avenue for many artists. However, many social media sites have "terms of service," or a contract, that you agree to when you sign up to use the site. That contract can often include things like allowing the site to use your images for free and for whatever purpose they like. Yikes!
Looking for the basics of Copyright law that may apply to your work? If you want to protect what you create, your intellectual property, start here!
Photographing your art doesn’t have to be difficult, costly, or time consuming. Charley Freiberg, commercial photographer, shared many helpful tips with us last year for our Artist to Artist program.
Arts Alive! in partnership with the Hannah Grimes Center hosted an Artist to Artist workshop on "Merchandising your work." Here is some of what we learned.