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Creative Capital Professional Development Program

January 31, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

31 January 2015 9 – 5 pm
Artists: Apply for a free space in a Los Angeles Creative Capital Workshop

Application Deadline – November 17, 2014
Workshop Date January 31, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Workshop will be held at LACE

The Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop Day at LACE includes both sessions described below plus lunch.

FUNDING YOUR WORK: build a fundraising campaign that expresses the quality and character of your work, learn essential skills to tap into funding networks and resources
Based on content from Creative Capital’s esteemed Core Weekend, this workshop combines nuts and-bolts strategies with a broad-based empowering approach for integrating fundraising into your creative practice. Appropriate for artist’s of all disciplines, this workshop will help you evaluate a wide variety of fundraising opportunities and will teach how to tap these valuable resources. Topics include applying for grants and residencies; fundraising from individuals; working with a fiscal sponsor; forming an advisory board; preparing the right materials for the right donors; making the tools of organizational fundraising efforts work for individual artists; partnerships with venues, donors and funders; and determining and communicating the real cost of your work.

FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR ARTISTS: a crash course in finance
Designed and led by a working artist with expertise in bookkeeping, budgeting, tax preparation, and financial management, this workshop will raise participants’ level of financial literacy, whatever their prior level of experience.   It is appropriate for individual artists in any genre and at any point in their careers.  Topics will include: individual taxes for artists; segregating personal and artistic finances; budgeting for your life and your artistic projects; how to tell “the story” of your project in a compelling way to funders; tips for tracking deductible expenses; how artists can get out of debt and start saving; a self-employment primer, and; whether and when to pursue non-profit incorporation or other entity. Participants will leave the workshop with better financial management and planning skills, as well as a variety of useful tips, tools, and worksheets.

Download the application form for Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop Day here.
10-20 artists will be selected to participate in this free workshop day.

Open to visual artists working in Southern California. Must be able to attend a full-day workshop 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Applicants will be notified by email by December 2, 2014. Selected artists will be asked to pay a non-refundable $10 registration fee (which holds your space and includes an all-day parking pass for the lot behind LACE.)

Email completed form by November 17, 2014 to LACE at
Make subject line of email: “Creative Capital Workshop Application”.
Do not submit any visual materials.

Creative Capital Workshops are sponsored by Tequila Herradura.



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January 31, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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