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Ann Arbor Spark

The Business of Being an Artist Panel Series: Financing the Arts & Your Business

Thursday, April 01 2021 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm

What is the creative industry and how fast is it growing? Listen to a panel of artists and creative professionals talk about their experiences as artists, advocates, and business owners. This conversation will cover various topics around financing for individual artists and the community, advocating and fundraising for arts projects, among other aspects of running a business as an artist. Come explore this exciting growing field!

The Business of Being an Artist is an interactive speaker series covering all things arts, business, and creative industry! Learn from local artists and entrepreneurs on how to successfully market, finance, and manage your work to help build the creative career of your dreams! Whether you are a student navigating the path to your aspiring goals, an established artist selling your work, or a professional in a creative field, this series is for you. Each session will offer a panel of experts for a one hour discussion with additional time for Q&A.

Register for one virtual event, or attend the entire 3-part series to hear from a wide range of creative professionals. This series is free and open to the public.


Deb Polich, President/CEO, Creative Washtenaw – https://creativewashtenaw.org

Leslie Sobel, Visual Artist – https://lesliesobel.com

Daniel Cascardo, Visual Artist – www.danielcascardo.com

This event will be moderated by Sandra Xenakis, Director of Arts Meets Business. Learn more about Sandra and her work.