Monday, April 2, 2007

DIY: The Entrepreneurial Spirit
A Business of Art Conference

April 13 - 14, 2007
Columbia College

This 2-day conference will provide you with the skills necessary to create and develop your artistic practice in the "Do-it- Yourself" spirit.

Join us on Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m. for a panel discussion focusing on strategies for successful careers with Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson of the Industry of the Ordinary, Two Girls Working (collaborative duo from NY), and moderator Melissa Potter, College Art Association Career Development Associate

On Saturday, April 14, 12-5pm:
Come prepared to learn the ins-and-outs of developing a sustainable art practice during the day-long workshops

Preparing "Creatives" for Entrepreneurial Ventures-with Joseph Roberts & Genevieve Thiers, Columbia College
Grant Writing - with Melissa Potter, College Art Association
Financial Planning - with Michele Conti, Financial Advisor, Chicago Artists' Coalition
Creating a Business Plan - with Chris Smith Evans, Artist and Instructor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Artists' Coalition
Portfolio Creation - with Dirk Matthews, Portfolio Center, Columbia College

This conference is a collaboration among the Chicago Artists' Coalition, Columbia College, and the College Art Association.

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