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Building Your Career as an Artist: Artist Trust Workshop

THU. JUN. 8 // 6 PM

Is your art also your career — or do you wish it were? Learn the basics of running a successful art business from photographer and career-planning instructor Ira Gardner. You'll learn how to develop a mission and vision, how to create a sustainable financial model, and then how to implement your business through branding, marketing, and networking.

You'll learn about: 
Becoming the CEO of your career as an artist
Business plans & models
Understanding financial reports
Sales pitches
Legal forms & contracts
Branding & promotion

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR // Ira Gardner has been a full-time professional photographer since 1989 and has been teaching career planning and portfolio development for photographers for 19 years at Spokane Falls Community College. From 1994 to 2005 Ira worked with photographers and graphic designers all over the country as a business management software developer and consultant. He is currently a member of the Richmond Art Collective.