David Castle posted this comment under a previous posting, but I don’t want anyone to miss it:
A helpful resource that some artists may overlook as too "business-y" is your local Small Business Development Center. Denver has a pretty good one – I took their NxLeveL Entrepreneurial Training a few years ago and would recommend it to artists without a business/marketing plan. They also offer quite a few other relevant classes.
Thanks, David. I couldn’t agree more! Many SBDCs are doing a lot of relevant programming–some even setting up stuff especially for artists. I highly recommend everyone look into their local capters. The Small Business Administration might be a good place to start.
I’ve even been invited by SBDCs to do workshops for artists, such as one a few years ago in Boise, Idaho. It was a terrific experience.
Image: David Castle, Elementals – No. 8. Watercolor on paper, 30 x 30 inches.