Artist as Entrepreneur Workshop Series

Our friends at South Jersey Cultural Alliance are presenting a workshop series that we think our artists will love: Artist as Entrepreneur!


Presented by Creative Capital and South Jersey Cultural Alliance in partnership with the
New Jersey State Council on the Arts and sponsored by the
Thrive South Initiative of New Jersey Community Capital.

The Artist as Entrepreneur Series provides the business skills, tools and networking opportunities to artist so they may build financially healthy and sustainable careers.

Over the course of seven months, through two half-day workshops covering financial management and six evening skill-based workshops, you’ll gain insight and knowledge from other successful artists who have built and maintained viable careers.

During the Tuesday evening workshops, you’ll have the support of artist coaches Susan Schear and Chelsea Markowitz on-site, in addition to the evening’s instructors. The coaches will be available during the seven month period for private coaching and will be forming artists peer groups for ongoing support.

Special Offer

Sign-up for all 8 sessions and receive FREE, individual coaching on an ongoing basis during the entire seven month series! Susan Schear and Chelsea Markowitz will be available to help you become a part of a community of artists, assess your goals, and offer you the tools and resources to achieve them. Click here to register for all eight sessions.

This program is presented by teaching artists of Creative Capital who support artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services. Since 2003, Creative Capital has worked with more than 18,000 artists who are enriching over 800 creative communities across the country.

This program series is inspired by and dedicated to Donald Ehman, recently retired Director of Artist Services at the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, who over decades has helped so many artists in New Jersey further their careers.

Who would benefit from this opportunity?

Through a workforce development grant, this program is offered to artists who want to increase their income by creating viable and sustainable careers. SJCA is committed to diversity in all its multiple forms, with artists of color especially encouraged to apply. Artists of all disciplines are eligible to participate in the program. Applicants should  generative artists, not interpretive for example: the composer as opposed to the violinist, the playwright as opposed to the actor. Artists can be from more than one discipline.

What you’ll take with you?

  • A personalized plan of action based on your own identified goals for your art careers.
  • A road map for funding your work and revenue generation; including improving fundraising materials and working with partners building a base of individual contributors.
  • New perspectives on how to approach presenting and writing about your work for fundraising purposes.
  • An increased understanding of your personal and professional financial options.
  • A framework for deciding which opportunities to say yes or no to, and how to do so.
  • A new understanding of the value of your time, and how it relates to the pricing of your work.



Click here to learn more and register.

Saturday, Half-Day Workshops: $20

1. Funding Your Work: Revenue and Budgeting Led by Andrew Simonet

October 20th, 2018 11am-3pm

2. Artist Finances: Models and Sustainability Led by Amy Smith

February 9th, 2019 11am-3pm

Tuesday Evening, Skill-Based Workshops: $10

1. Values-Based Goal Setting

October 23rd, 2018 – 6pm to 8:30pm

2. Art Business Management

November 6th, 2018 – 6pm to 8:30pm

3. Designed Interdependence: DIY Residencies

January 15th, 2019 – 6pm to 8:30pm

4. Grant Writing for Artists

February 12th, 2019 – 6pm to 8:30pm

5. Social Media: How To Be Everywhere All The Time

March 5th, 2019 – 6pm to 8:30pm

6. Web Site, Blog and Email Essentials

April 9th, 2019 – 6pm to 8:30pm

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