An entrepreneurial mindset is increasingly important for artists of all disciplines. Fortunately, artists are innately creative, and entrepreneurism takes a certain sense of curiosity to look at things differently.
So, the two – artist and entrepreneur – are not exclusive. However, it takes much time and practice to become good at both.
In an effort to bridge the gap while building a community of successful artists, Broward Cultural Division is one of two places in the nation that offers the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) where creatives – of all kinds – can gain the tools and knowledge to sustainably live and work as an artist.
Open to creatives in all fields, including writers, filmmakers, musicians and visual artists, AEI is provided for creatives who are ready to succeed. No matter what phase of career you’re in – emerging creative professionals to life-long artists – chances are there might be something that’s holding you back. Don’t let it be your pricing structure or doing your taxes. Take control and create a lifetime of success.
In its 13th year, AEI provides our community the educational platform for artists’ success. From accounting to marketing, to writing a business plan critiqued by lending professionals at regional banks, the four days of seminars arms creatives with the one thing not taught in school.
Going to art school has very little to do with how successful one’s career is. Many of the artists we know and admire didn’t attend traditional art school. And that’s ok; because it’s the work that happens outside of art-making or critiquing art that matters most.
This year, AEI will take place at NSU’s Davie campus on four Saturdays this June. AEI is offered once a year and nowhere else in the state of Florida, so seats fill up early.
Decide now. Is 2020 is your year to succeed? If it is, we look forward to welcoming you to the start of your successful career as a creative.
More info and registration at ArtsEvents.Broward.org.
By Meredith Clements, Marketing Director, Broward Cultural Division
Photos by Downtown Photo