Make Art Your Business: Registering for SF Open Studios, April 29

What: Make Art Your Business: Registering for SF Open Studios

When: Tuesday, April 29, 6–7:30pm

Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)

How Much: Free for SF Open Studios artists, ArtSpan members and SOMArts artists. $10 suggested donation from the general public, no one turned away, click here to register

Are you thinking about participating in SF Open Studios for the first time? Or looking to get a head start on your preparations this year? Attend this workshop for answers to frequently asked questions, info on how to register, and insider tips on how to make your early marketing efforts count. Whether you are hosting your first open studios, or are a seasoned veteran looking for fresh ideas, this workshop will provide best practices for marketing, promoting, and preparing for a successful open studios event! Topics to be discussed include:

– How to Register for SF Open Studios
– TO-DO List Marketing Timeline
– Tips for Finding or Preparing Your Space
– Exhibition Opportunities – SFOS Hubs
– Artist Resources

About the Presenter:
Cristina Ibarra joined ArtSpan in 2010 and manages ArtSpan’s community programs, including Art for City Youth, professional development workshops, artist networking mixers, and collector outreach events. In 2012 Cristina managed the production of the SF Open Studios Artist Toolkit, a handbook of best practices culled from artists, committee members, and volunteers. She has attended and documented SF Open Studios events since 2008 and loves to help artists get ready for SF Open Studios!

About the Workshop Series:
ArtSpan presents monthly 90-minute workshops designed to sharpen business and financial literacy for professional artists, prepare artists for exhibiting work inside and outside the studio, and encourage community between fellow artists and the public. Through these community events ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area that values the arts.

The Make Art Your Business series is presented at SOMArts through participation in the Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to nonprofit organizations. For more information visit our rentals page.