AREA ARTS GROUPS ARE HERE TO ANSWER A CALL: ARTISTS WANT HELP GROWING THEIR BUSINESS, COMMUNITY, AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
UPATE: DUE TO COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING PRECAUTIONS, THE ASSET SERIES HAS BEEN MOVED ONLINE. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR OF YOUR CHOICE.
APRIL 23, 2020: MARKETING FOR ARTISTS - SKILL BUILDING (video archive)
JUNE 25, 2020: INSIDE THE GALLERY WORLD - BE IN THE KNOW
AUGUST 27, 2020: EXHIBITING ARTISTS - LEARN THE HOW (video archive)
OCTOBER 22, 2020: HOOSIER SUCCESS STORIES - BE INSPIRED
In early 2019, FAC board member and mixed media artist Olivia Holt felt that something was missing in Hamilton County - information for artists to help them become entrepreneurs. While we have many established artists in Fishers and Hamilton County, there are always those who want to grow, connect with their community, and share their art. After surveying artists and community members over the course of half a year, Olivia found what they wanted: marketing help, community connections, getting into galleries, and more. With this feedback, Olivia developed her program.
In late 2019, Nickel Plate Arts recognized that several local arts groups had similar ideas to Olivia's, and with the help of Hamilton County Tourism - a 2020 season of programming was born.
Conner Prairie : Opening Doors to Public Engagement
This event has been postponed.
10am-1pm Each Day
Class Limit: 5-15 people
Conner Prairie’s award-winning techniques for engaging and delighting guests are now available to artists! In this three day workshop, Conner Prairie staff will lead artists through conversations and exercises that will help artists engage patrons in conversation and activities that allow those patrons to better understand and value their work. Prepare to talk, think and practice together with other artists.
If you are interested in participating in this workshop, contact Kelsey VanVoorst.
The Da Vinci Pursuit : Design Innovation Workshop
April 14, 2020 (Fall Session in October 2020)
Class Limit: 25-30
These immersive workshops are all about creating innovation through design thinking. Mark Kesling of The Da Vinci Pursuit will walk you through the steps of design thinking as you and your group generate solutions to a real-world community problem. This workshop will match you up with community leaders and artists and stretch your creativity to new heights! This is a great professional development opportunity for city employees, elected officials, and artists alike!
The participants for this first session will be selected by Hamilton County Tourism. If you are interested in participating in this or future sessions, contact Sarah Buckner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fishers Arts Council: ASSET: Artist Lecture Series
Dates Above with Registration Links
Cost: Free (child supervision provided free of charge)
Class Limit: 90 for Webinars, 30 persons for on-site sessions
FAC has partnered with Ignite Studio, located on the lower level of the Hamilton East Public Library, to bring you "Artist Skill Set Experience Talks" or ASSET: Artist Lecture Series. The lecture series is designed as panels with experienced members of the community giving artists (and everyone) the tools they need to succeed - plus you'll get to ask the questions you've always wanted, in these comfortable, classroom type settings.
Each session will be limited to 30 participants and registration is required over at Ignite Studio's website. Future events are still being built online, so if you want to get in early for those, contact FAC on the form below and we'll get you set up. Sessions are on Thursday nights from 7pm - 8:30pm, free of charge, and open to all ages. Additionally, FAC will provide free child supervision while guests attend the series.
UPDATE: For sessions have that been moved online, a free Webinar link will be provided courtesy of Ignite Studios after you register. At this time, ALL SESSIONS have been moved to an ONLINE format.
The Art of Business and the Business of Art
Dates TBD, planned for May 2020
The Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and Nickel Plate Arts have teamed up to provide basic business training opportunities for artists and creative entrepreneurs.
These sessions are currently under construction, to begin in May, 2020:
– Small Business Start Up Basics for Creatives
– Product Testing Fair: Get feedback from business leaders and art connoisseurs on your new products, packaging, brand, and more
– Social Media for Artists: Tips & Tricks from a Noblesville marketing expert
– Taxes and Inventory for Artists
Interested? Contact Aili McGill of Nickel Plate Arts to be added to our waiting list.
Keep checking back as this page will be updating as the 2020 season of programming develops!