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ARTS MEAN BUSINESS 2014    The Arts Mean Business 2014 Brochure

a professional development series to help artists thrive


We know that art in all of its forms is an essential part of every thriving community, but for arts groups and artists to truly thrive, business savvy is critical. From Polish folk dancers and photographers to poets and sculptors, artists of every kind support the community culturally and contribute to the local economy by being consumers, paying taxes, driving business to local establishments, and employing other members of the community. Art is a business, and there is an art to running a successful business. This quarterly series is designed specifically for artists, from emerging to established, and art enthusiasts to receive relevant information and connect you with available resources to expand and professionalize your arts-based business. Building on the success of our debut year, we are pleased to present this 2014 lineup for our now annual Arts Mean Business series. Join us for one, some, or all of the following sessions! All sessions are free; however, registration is required.



Show Me the Money! Finding Grants and Commissions

October 1, 2014, 5:30-7:30 PM



Many great artistic projects never become a reality simply because they go unfunded. Connecting to benefactors to produce art projects can be challenging.  Yet opportunities for artists are more plentiful than you might think.  If grants for artist projects, commissions for public art, and artist in residency placements are opportunities that you would be interested in pursuing, this session is for you.  Come learn how to connect to these opportunities and – more importantly – how to fund them.


Moderator: Becky Keck and Bill Mullane

Presenter: Tricia Ostertag, Arts in Stark

Location: The Raymond John Wean Foundation, 147 West Market Street, Warren, Ohio, 44481. Free parking is available in the Franklin Street parking deck


Other Programs In The Series:

My Home Is in the Valley; My Work is Everywhere

November 5, 2014, 5:30-7:30 PM