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A.B.C Art.Business.Create

A.B.C Art.Business.Create

Creative Crossings: Directors' Lab at Chicago Artists Coalition. Photo: Claire Demos
Creative Crossings: Directors' Lab at Chicago Artists Coalition. Photo: Claire Demos

A.B.C – Art.Business.Create is CAC’s professional development program that equips artists with the essential skills to guide them through a complex, business-savvy marketplace. Professional development is at the core of CAC’s work since all artists need and deserve training on how to earn a living and sustain their profession.

This program consists of in-person workshops, webinars and other online resources that cover such topics as legal rights and protections, new technologies, tax and record keeping, marketing, business planning, proposal writing, networking and much more. The training is relevant to artists of all ages and career levels, multiple disciplines and creative industries, and who are in need of a variety of entrepreneurial skills.

Registration fees for select A.B.C offerings help cover direct program expenses, including speaker honoraria, materials and other production costs. Individuals who are artist members or current residents in a CAC program receive free or discounted registration.

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Tax Essentials for Artists

Tax Essentials for Artists

Develop an income tax action plan tailored to artists' needs
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Develop an income tax action plan tailored to artists' needs

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Socia Media Storytelling

Social Media Storytelling

Create a social media engagement strategy based on visual storytelling
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Create a social media engagement strategy based on visual storytelling

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Survival Guide Roundtable

Survival Guide Roundtable

Join Chicago Artists Coalition at Lake FX Summit + Expo for a conversation about artists' professional practice
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join Chicago Artists Coalition at Lake FX Summit + Expo for a conversation about artists' professional practice

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Robert Chase Heishman

Visual Art Documentation & Archiving

Explore key principles of artwork photography, image editing, and file management systems
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Recognizing the critical importance of capturing high-quality images of creative work in any artists’ career, this documentation and archiving workshop will demonstrate professional lighting, photo

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