Business of Art

Business-of-Art Directory: Professional Development for Visual Artists

To list your educational opportunity email Listings are updated on the 15th of each month.
NHAA invites fellow art organizations and educational institutions to advertise their “business of art” workshops on this page. Below is the criteria for approved posting:
-Organization must be based in New Hampshire
-Workshops/classes must offer professional development opportunities for visual artists such as: business, entrepreneurial, and technological educational content.
-Workshop/classes must be open to the public

Plymouth State University Graduate Studies
2 Pillsbury St.
5th Floor Check in at Front Desk
Concord, NH
Hands-On Social Media: NHAA Business of Art Workshop IV
This hands-on workshop explains the basics of social media and how it can be best tailored to suit the unique needs of visual artists. Whether artists are looking to promote artwork and gain exposure, expand their circle of fellow creatives, protect their intellectual property, or find inspiration and collaboration, this workshop will help them develop a personal strategy. Discussing the how- to's of Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Youtube, and more, this workshop will share the do’s and don’ts of each platform. Topics will cover everything needed for artists to manage their online presence efficiently and effectively, leaving more time to create art.
*NHAA Business-of-Art Workshops are free to participants who express a financial concern, contact to set this up.
Presenter Bio:
Sean Ware is an artist and educator based in the Seacoast. As an instructor at Lakes Region Community College, he developed and teaches Creative Entrepreneurship, alongside studio courses and workshops. Sean received a BA in Painting from Berea College and an MFA in Painting from the University of New Hampshire.

Friday, Jun. 9, 2017
@10am – 1pm
AVA Gallery and Art Center
11 Bank St.
Lebanon, NH 03766
Photographing Your Art
Shoot professional-quality photographs of your work for exhibitions, online postings, and print publications. Discover how to photograph paintings, sculptures, ceramics, woodwork, and jewelry — learning what equipment is needed, how to get the best from your digital camera and, possibly, a bit of Photoshop. Bring up to five pieces to photograph and leave with the images on a CD. Let us know the type and size of the art you intend to photograph. If you have a digital camera, bring it along.
REGISTERFriday, Jul. 21 2017 @1 - 5pm
AVA Gallery and Art Center
11 Bank St.
Lebanon, NH 03766
Matting and Framing for the Artist
Present your work in a rewarding and cost-effective manner by learning to mat and frame. Learn how to cut mats and construct frames that best compliment your work. Upon enrollment, please indicate the medium and size of the work you plan to frame; works on paper (11’ x 14” or smaller) or a work on canvas (16’ x 20” or smaller).
REGISTERSaturday, Jul. 22 2017 @1 – 5pm


NH Small Business Development CenterAdvanced Social Media Tools and Tactics
This course covers strategies on how to use LinkedIn for business purposes, to incorporate advanced tips about Facebook and Twitter, to utilize podcasting, and to implement measurement and reputation tools.

If you haven’t taken Social Media for Small Business already, we hope you will check out that course first to get a foundation in the basics.
NH Small Business Development CenterInstagram For BusinessREGISTER
NH Small Business Development CenterSocial Media For Small Business
The course defines social media and describes how businesses can take advantage of four major social media tools: Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and YouTube. The course is hands-on and walks you through how to use social media tools and build an effective Internet based marketing plan.
NH Small Business Development CenterGetting Started On Your Small Business Website
You need a website! How do you start? Where do you go? What should be included on your new site? This mini course will help you address these questions and make a plan for how to get started on your website.
NH Small Business Development CenterSites That Sell: Building Your E-Commerce Business
Learn how to set up your website to sell online, from getting your domain name to successful sales. The course provides information and many links to resources for choosing payment systems, fulfilling orders, marketing your site and going mobile.
NH Small Business Development CenterUnderstanding Advertising And Promotions
In an depth look at defining your audience, objectives, and advertising platform. Discusses how to determine the advertising budget, using print media, using radio and television, direct marketing options, promoting internet websites, public relations and publicity and evaluating your advertising plan.

166 Animated Slides - Approximately 3.0 Hours (You can stop a course and restart from that point by bookmarking it)
NH Small Business Development CenterUnderstanding Intellectual Property
This course defines exactly what a copyright, trademark, and patent are and what kinds of protection they might afford your business. The process of establishing such protection is presented for each kind of property. Also discussed are international intellectual property protection issues and important legal documents such as non-disclosure agreements.

129 Animated Slides - Approximately 2.5 Hours (You can stop a course and restart from that point by bookmarking it)
Art ProfMission Statement
We want to provide equal access to visual arts education for people of all ages and means. In most schools, visual arts programs are meager or simply do not exist. Private art classes and higher education programs are not affordable for most people. Art Prof provides a unique opportunity for a global community to access a free visual arts education.
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This project is funded by the NH Charitable Foundation