Austin is well known for being a city where artists, designers, and musicians can thrive. Of course, to do so takes marketing skills in addition to whatever special talent you’re trying to sell.
Co-Create (at Austin Details Art + Photo) and Brass Knuckles Media are teaming up to present a seven-part education series on how to market and sell yourself as a creative professional. Classes start October 5, 2011, and run every Wednesday through November 16, 2011. Each class will run from 6:30-8:30 with time to meet and greet from 6:00-‐6:30 at the CoCreate offices located at 106 East 8th Street in Austin (just east of Congress Ave).Each installment will feature a 2-hour hands-on, interactive workshop on topics such as basic branding (and what it means for you), how to build a community around your work, social media marketing for busy creative professionals, how to leverage your work, and how to make and use your own videos.
This series of classes will be packed full of valuable information for anyone with a creative business — fine artists, photographers, designers, and crafters alike. At $45 per individual session, the price is great, too. You’ll finish the course armed with the know-how and skills to handle most of your marketing tasks yourself, wherein many creatives haven’t got the slightest clue and end up having no choice but to pay someone else oodles of cash to do it for them.
To view class details and register visit http://austindetailsart.com/calendar/workshops. Austin Details Art + Photo is a visual arts flex space and gallery that offers coworking and meeting space at CoCreate, with business amenities for
creative professionals; and art services, wideformat archival printing, and event rentals for visual artists, designers and photographers.
Brass Knuckles Media provides comprehensive PR & marketing strategy and implementation for socially conscious ventures. Just like brass knuckles, they expect their clients to “leave their mark” by taking a stand, forcing conversations, and doing something to make the world a better place. Learn more by visiting www.brassknucklesmedia.com. For questions you can contact Shennandoah Diaz, CEO and Master of Mayhem of Brass Knuckles Media, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 512-551-4023.
I won’t be able to make it to every session, but certainly wish I could. I’ll be there for at least a couple of the workshops, though, soaking up the info and expertise of some of Austin’s best and brightest creative businesspeople. See you there!