NYC Teaches Business Skills for Creative Types
According to this June 18th, 2010 article in the NY Times the City of New York is offering a course intended to help 54 artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, creative writers, actors, directors, dancers, singers, musicians — and some who defied categorization) turn their creative works into money. Along with group sessions every Saturday for 5 weeks, covering subjects like intellectual property and Internet marketing, each artist has a 20-minute meeting with a New York Foundation for the Arts staff member or an outside adviser to review his or her business plan. At the end of the course, the students can apply for subsidized studio or rehearsal space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, courtesy of Chashama, an organization that transforms vacant properties into art spaces.
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