Being an artist doesn’t always come with the luxury of knowing how to make money. Many artist have come and gone unnoticed, simply because the knowledge of business was just out of their reach. This no longer has to be a worry. Kane County’s Center for Education, Business, and the Arts (CEBA) is putting on their fifth annual Business of Art Seminar on November 8th and 9th at Kanab Middle School.
“We want to encourage the business training of artists,” says director Kathy Cieslewicz. “We believe that artists and art communities enhance local economies and help to preserve our culture.” After being apart of the seminar for the past four years, Cieslewicz. has noticed a steady growth in participants each year. “Each year has go, tten better. The seminars run smoothly because we have a great team at Dixie State University, Cultural Arts Department, and from Kanab, UT.”
This two-day seminar features an array of classes including how to teach an art class, the ins of art festivals, writing a business plan, Ipad for artists, and plenty more. The honorary collaboration of classes is topped of with two keynote speakers. On Friday night have your Ipads ready for Graphic Designer Tracy Anderson, who will teach artists how to make a 1-minute artist profile video known as a personal handshake. On Saturday Lynette Hiskey, the Utah Arts and Museum Director, will inspire audiences to visualize opportunities and help artists discover the impact have on their communities and economies.
Each year there are specific goals to provide sessions taught by experts for artists to learn how to make money selling their art. Along with that comes the encouragement of creativity and achievement, sharing modern resources to create a network for communication, and overall to gather the art community in an atmosphere of inspiration and innovation.
Understanding that money is one issue that can’t be ignored when it comes to being an artist, the people who attend will be offered the chance to write for a grant. The Chief Executive Officer of Zions First National Bank, Scott Anderson, has created this opportunity in hopes to better the art community in Utah. Registering for both the seminar and the grant can be done on the Business of Art website.
Cieslewicz has high hopes for the outcome of the event, “We want prosperous artists who excel in their field and in marketing, we want artists who contribute to the economy, and we want an artist community that is inclusive, cohesive, and inspired. The Business of Art Seminar will make this happen.”
To learn more and register for the event visit https://ce.dixie.edu/businessofart.
Haylee Wilkes is the 15 Bytes summer intern. She’s a sophomore at Dixie State University majoring in Professional and Technical Writing. At Dixie she plays on the volleyball team and acts as a Student Ambassador for the school.
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