Broward Cultural Division returns with
Business Skills for Creatives

FREE online series for artists

Broward Cultural Division’s award-winning series for artists is back with all-new workshops. On Saturdays at 10:30AM, learn from industry professionals on how to turn your creativity into a successful business.

About Business Skills for Creatives 2.0:

Business Skills for Creatives 2.0 is the follow-up to Broward Cultural Division’s Business Skills for the Modern Creator, developed in the summer of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attendance to all sessions is not required, and there is no prerequisite to attend. However, each lesson is unique and valuable to artists and creatives in all disciplines, so viewing previous sessions is recommended. View the full series (including last summer’s sessions) on YouTube here. Registration is required to receive the livestream links and supplemental course materials in advance.

Courses will stream live on @BrowardArts Facebook and @BrowardArts YouTube on the following Saturdays from 10:30AM – noon.

Read more about the history of this award-winning program here in Back to Business!

Alumni of the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) and all who are interested in joining this years program now have a dedicated FACEBOOK group here.

This year we’ll be covering topics including:

July 10: Applying for Grant Funding as an Artist

July 17: Financial Strategies Post-Pandemic

July 24: Creative Placemaking for Stronger Communities

July 31: The Art of Negotiation

Aug. 21: NEW this year! Emprendimiento Creativo (lecture delivered in Spanish) 

More information:

Business Skills grant funding for artists

Applying for Grant Funding as an Artist

Angela Richardson from The Grantsmanship Center will teach artists of all disciplines how to get an edge when applying for grant funding. Participants will learn how to prepare effective proposals for project-based grants and the steps that are needed when applying for various opportunities.

The session will cover how to:

  1. Develop an artist statement
    Prepare an audience profile
  2. Create an effective proposal description
  3. Develop a realistic and attainable proposal budget
  4. Prepare the right work samples

Financial Strategies Post-Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic forced artists to rethink the way they made their income. In this workshop, Elaine Grogan Luttrull with Minerva Financial Arts will provide an overview of the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, including strategies artists can implement for coping with ongoing uncertainty. The session will guide artists in redefining their creative value, identify opportunities, and budgeting for new and uncertain expenses, including taxes.

Business Skills financial strategies post pandemic artists
Business Skills series Creative placemaking for community

Creative Placemaking for Stronger Community

Placemaking is a creative means to planning, designing and reimagining public spaces shared by people and their communities. As the world emerges post-pandemic, how do recent events shape how we view our neighborhood and public spaces? What role can artists have in creative placemaking?

In this session, Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson and Jason Schupbach will discuss how creative placemaking can:

  1. Reimagine the future and remember the past
  2. Advance equity
  3. Build stronger relationships
  4. Support cross-sector collaboration
  5. Create lasting community impact

The Art of Negotiation

In this workshop, attorney Jessica Lee of Loeb & Loeb LLP will help participants master the art of negotiation. Working through the negotiation process, you will acquire a framework, tools, techniques, and skills to solve problems and negotiate in different situations, both professionally and personally.

The session will cover:

  1. The skills of listening, communicating, and persuading during a negotiation
  2. How to determine bargaining power
  3. Ethics of negotiation
  4. The role of culture, gender, and race in negotiation
  5. Digital product protection within the artist community
Business Skills Art of Negotiation

Broward Cultural Division presents the final Business Skills
for Creatives session, a free virtual workshop presented in Spanish.

Dr. Javier J. Hernández Acosta, author of “Emprendimiento Creativo“, will teach artists of all disciplines about the creative economy, and methods for economic and social

Creative entrepreneurs are agents of change who combine
resources and generate dynamics of cultural and economic value. How can we promote creative entrepreneurship in our countries?

Artists in this session will learn how to promote creative entrepreneurship and learn tools for a successful creative business including branding, marketing, finance, product management and more, while also creating a positive impact on their local environment.

Watch Biz Skills 2.0

Catch up on the Business Skills series from 2020: