Debbie Drake, Board Member and Director of Professional Development for the Cedar City Arts Council, will
address the business skills necessary for making money through creative industries. Drake is a multi-media artist and Coordinator of the Business Technology Program at the Southwest Applied Technology College.
Drake says, "Most artists are not prepared to invest time in marketing, public relations, resource management, and record-keeping, yet most successful artists report up to 50% of their time is spent in these critical areas." Her workshop is relevant for artists in the visual, performing, and literary arts.
The third and final spring workshop will take on Saturday, April 12 from 10:00a.m. until noon, focusing on "The Critical Keys: Finances and Profit." Drake will take an in-depth look at costs, inventorying, profit margins, how to price one's expertise, and strategies for staying in the black on the ledger book. The final three 2014 workshops will be offered in the fall. Each workshop may be taken as a stand-alone event or as a series. Drake plans to develop an Arts Incubator Certificate Program for those who wish to bring their creative ideas and energies to fruition in the expanding arts scene in Southern Utah.
The workshops will take place in the conference room of the Cedar City Aquatic Center at 2090 Royal Hunte Dr. (phone 435.865.9223). Admission is free to members of the Cedar City Arts Council; non-members pay $10 per session. Anyone in Southern Utah or beyond is welcome to attend.
The Arts Council Board has recently rewritten its mission statement to focus on Advocacy, Appreciation, Education, and Support for all artists, arts organizations, and arts business in Iron County. For further information, please call Debbie Drake at 435.463.1546 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.