Fall 2016 Maine Art Business Workshops Announced

The Arts Business Institute will present two one-day workshops this October, co-sponsored by Maine Crafts Association, Maine College of Art and Waterville Creates.


New Portland Waterville Workshop


Artists and makers in New England and beyond are invited to register for these upcoming events that provide professional development. Attendees can sign up for either or both single day workshops, which will take place in Portland, Maine on October 22nd and in Waterville, Maine on October 23rd.

Topics to be presented: 

Portland Workshop Day – Held at Maine College of Art

  • Wholesale 101/Making Art That Sells
  • Introduction to Art Licensing
  • Booth Design
  • Retail 101

Waterville Workshop Day – Held at Waterville Creates

  • Making Work That Sells
  • Selling Art Online
  • Pricing for Profit
  • Building Gallery Relationships

Speakers for these workshops are:


Carolyn Edlund, Nire Cook, Wendy Rosen. Speakers at the October 2016 Maine Art Business Workshop. Learn more at www.ArtsBusinessInstitute.org


  • Carolyn Edlund (left), Executive Director of The Arts Business Institute
  • Nire Cook (center), Center for Maine Craft Manager
  • Wendy Rosen (right), Founder of The Arts Business Institute

An artist discussion panel is on the schedule for each workshop day, inviting the audience to participate in a Q&A session with professionals in the industry.

Individual business consultations are also available, and will take place at the end of each day’s program. Each is a 20-minute session with an ABI faculty member to discuss challenges and strategies personalized for that artist.

Regular tuition for either single day is $150, and for the two days is $250. Early bird registration is now open, and runs through June 15th. Register now and save $25 on your attendance fee.


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