Creative professionals are redefining what it means to be an artist.

Open to artists in all creative fields, the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute’s  (AEI) lectures, panels and interactive workshops are led by South Florida’s top-ranking arts practitioners and industry professionals. From boosting business practices to strengthening sales, AEI has it covered – freeing you up to focus on your art.

June 22, the seminar’s final Saturday, features a Business Plan Clinic and Workshop to guide attendees through the creation of a simple business plan – a vital tool for both artists and arts-based business owners. Learn how to pitch to and work with lenders for financial support. Conducted by the Florida Small Business Development Center, the clinic invites attendees to submit business plans before June 22 for inclusion in the clinic’s review. Attendees will also have an opportunity to network with AEI alumni.

REGISTRATION
Seating is limited. The $100 registration fee includes light refreshments, free parking and an AEI course book. The course book contains worksheets, presentations, exercises and pre-session readings. Artists residing in any county are invited and welcome to attend.

Courses

Tools for artists to launch and grow their careers in today’s marketplace

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 9 AM – 6 PM
 Understanding Your Current State
 Exploring Priorities
 Creating a Business / Action Plan
 Defining the Product or Service
 Pricing and Practice
 Choosing a Business Structure

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 9 AM – 6 PM
 Protecting Your Rights
 Building a Marketing Plan
 Understanding Consumers and Researching Markets
 Building a Communications Strategy
 Civic Engagement

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 9 AM – 6 PM
 Making the Sale
 Distribution Outlets
 Raising Capital and Resources
 Operational Accounting and Finance
 Paying Taxes
 Revisiting the Business / Action Plan
 From the Trenches: Stories of Successful ‘Artrepreneurs’

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 9 AM – 2 PM
 Working Effectively with Lenders
 Developing a Brand
 Business Plan Clinic and Workshop
 Group Conversation, Wrap-up, Evaluation & Next Steps

Registration & Information

Participation costs $100 and includes light refreshments and free parking. Space is limited. Each participant receives an AEI course book - an indispensable resource for artists and arts-based business owners. The course book contains worksheets, presentations, exercises and pre-session readings. Artists residing in any county are invited and welcome to attend.
Presented at ArtServe, Inc., 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Founded by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture in Cleveland, Ohio, AEI is made possible by the generous financial support of the Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, the Kulas Foundation and the John P. Murphy Foundation.
AEI is presented in South Florida by the Broward Cultural Division, ArtServe, Inc. and the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture.

Register online at the
Broward County Cultural Division's Eventbrite page

or contact James Shermer at
954-357-7502  |  jshermer@broward.org