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Visual Artists Business Boot Camp

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Start Date:
March 09, 2018
End Date:
March 11, 2018
Classroom C, 2nd Floor, Rapides Foundation Building (1101 4th Street, Alexandria)

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Dedicate yourself to the business of art! This program, designed for advancing visual artists in all mediums, will take you through all aspects of visual art as a business. Using a combination of presentation and small group work, the boot camp will address:

·         How is art sold? What determines pricing?
·         Promoting yourself and your art.
·         Working with Galleries, festivals, and commission.
·         Copyright and visual arts law.
·         Creating an arts business.
·         Developing a career plan to succeed.

Friday, March 9th: Opening Meet and Greet Reception 
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 10th

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lunch provided

Sunday, March 11th

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch provided


This program is taught by lead instructor Gene Meneray, co-founder of The Ella Project, who has presented this program to over 300 artists across Louisiana, and is a former professor of Arts Administration in the Graduate School at the University of New Orleans.

Additional presenters include Katie Odell, gallerist and former Social Media Manager of the National WW2 Museum, and Ashlye Keaton, entertainment attorney and intellectual property professor at Tulane Law School.

All events will take place in Classroom C on the 2nd floor of the Rapides Foundation Building (1101 4th Street, Alexandria, LA 71301). This program is funded by The Ella Project and the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, and facilitated by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana.

The cost is $35 per person. To register, please call (318) 484-4474 or register online at Space is limited. Please register as soon as possible.

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