Upcoming Webinars for Connecticut Artists
Assets for Artists is currently supporting 3 free upcoming webinars for Connecticut artists living in rural regions of the state through an initiative with the USDA.

  • Staying Authentic While Marketing Your Work
  • Making a Plan in a Time of Uncertainty
  • Taxes for Artists & Preparing for a Downturn
Staying Authentic While Marketing Your Work
with Daniel Callahan

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
6:00 - 8:00pm

Connecticut artists, register for free via Zoom. Artists in rural sectors of the state may receive priority.
In this workshop, participants will learn strategies and apply practical knowhow to promote themselves and their services with excellence and authenticity in both in-person and online spaces.

Daniel Callahan is an award winning transmedia artist, designer and filmmaker. In addition to running his own multimedia production company and art practice, he teaches film and video at Emerson College and The Institute of Contemporary Art.

Best suited for visual and media artists.
Making a Plan in a Time of Uncertainty
with Laura Baring-Gould

Two (2) Session Webinar
Thursday, January 7 & January 14, 2021
2:00 - 4:00pm

Connecticut artists, register for free via Zoom. Artists in rural sectors of the state may receive priority.
Over two webinar sessions, artists will learn the importance of a business plan for their creative career. Participants will receive personalized feedback from the instructor between sessions, and after each session, Laura will be available for an additional 30 minutes of "office hours" for participants to stay on to digest and discuss the learnings.

Laura Baring-Gould's practice includes award-winning installations, public and private commissions and gallery sales.

Suitable for artists in all disciplines.
Taxes for Artists & Preparing for a Downturn
with Hannah Cole

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
3:00 - 5:00pm

Connecticut artists, register for free via Zoom. Artists in rural sectors of the state may receive priority.
In this webinar, Hannah Cole will discuss the basic tax equation and tax issues specifically relevant to artists. She will also address the financial challenges of feelancers and small creative businesses during this particular time.

Hannah Cole is working artist, an Enrolled Agent with the IRS, and is the founder of Sunlight Tax.

Suitable for artists in all disciplines.
These three (3) Assets for Artists workshops are conducted in partnership with the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council and the Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition.

Learn more about the offerings, including the 1-on-1 Business Coaching, by visiting the the Assets for Artists / Connecticut web page.
Sunday, November 29, 2020

Let's Help Individual Artists Thrive!
Participate as an Artist, Partner, or a Patron!

Artists Sunday is an arts-focused shopping day the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, the largest shopping weekend of the year! The goal is simple: to help artists sell more of their work during the fall holiday season and to help shoppers find unique, personal and hand-made gifts for their loved ones!

Planted squarely in the midst of the largest holiday shopping weekend of the year, Artists Sunday aims to make the Sunday after Thanksgiving the arts’ most profitable day annually, boosting sales for creators of art, crafts and handmade items while encouraging consumers to purchase art as holiday gifts.
  
Artists Sunday encompasses a full spectrum of the arts from painting, sculpture, and photography to clothing, jewelry, pottery, and a range of handcrafted items that can be both practical and beautiful. Artists Sunday is also free for artists creating experiential works of art (think dance, music and theater) Types of Artists? View a non-exhaustive list.

Artists Sign-up

You must be an original artist or craftsmen to participate as an artist. Participation is free. If you are not the artist (such as stores or galleries), then you do not qualify as an Artists Sunday Artist.

Artists who join receive:
  • A listing on the Artists Sunday Artists Directory
  • The Artists Sunday Toolkit – The marketing toolkit, available in early October, provides digital materials to generate buzz and awareness to promote to consumers and the media during the fall holiday season.
  • Benefit from the Artists Sunday nationwide public relations campaign during the fall.
  • Benefit from outreach of Artists Sunday Partners’ promoting Artists Sunday across the country.
  • Use of the Artists Sunday logo, name and marketing materials.

Please view the Artists FAQ for all the details.
Any questions? Contact Artists Sunday here.

Artists Sunday™ Partners

Become a partner today! The Partners program is free for art organizations and economic development agencies, including local arts districts, state agencies, counties, chambers of commerce, national organizations, associations, municipalities, and non-profit community groups across the country.
 
As an Artists Sunday Partner, your organization will receive:
  • The Artists Sunday Toolkit – The comprehensive marketing toolkit, available in October, provides digital materials to generate buzz and awareness to promote to artists, consumers and the media during the fall holiday season.
  • A listing on the Artists Sunday web site.
  • Use of the Artists Sunday logo, name and marketing materials.
  • Benefit from the Artists Sunday nationwide public relations campaign during the fall holiday season.
 
Commercial companies selling art should apply to the Patron Program.

Please review the Partners FAQ for details.
Any questions? Contact Artists Sunday here.

Patrons Program

The Patron program is free for commercial companies that sell someone else’s art, such as galleries, merchants, ecommerce sites, vendors, shippers, and others that support artists and the arts and crafts ecosystem.
 
Subject to approval, as an Artists Sunday Patron, your organization will receive:
  • The Artists Sunday Toolkit – The comprehensive marketing toolkit, available in October, provides digital materials to generate buzz and awareness to promote to artists, consumers and the media during the fall holiday season.
  • A listing on the Artists Sunday web site.
  • Use of the Artists Sunday logo, name and marketing materials.
  • Benefit from the Artists Sunday nationwide public relations campaign during the fall holiday season.
 
Any questions? Contact Artists Sunday here.