Like the one we hosted in September:

For creatives, excelling in your area of expertise - film, photography, painting, graphic design, etc - goes beyond just the art/product you produce.

Artists are entrepreneurs and the work they create is their business.

Join 502 Film Collective for our FREE inaugural education sessions at Louisville's 2021 Startup Week where we present ART WORK: The Independent Artist as a Business.

From the legal and financial side of protecting and preparing yourself as an independent contractor/artist for hire to marketing yourself and finding funds to support your work, we have something for all artists to support and grow their business.

You must register for all sessions on the Startup Week Louisville site at the link HERE

10a-11a ART WORK: Best Practices in Creating Your Business

Building yourself and your art as a business is just as important as the art you create. Join us to learn the basic legal and financial steps you should take to protect yourself, your work, and your income.

11a-12p ART WORK: Capital for Creatives

So you have the next best idea for a film or other visual art project, but now what? Learn tips for writing and finding grants, what grant makers are looking for, how to find and pitch your project to investors and other financial artist-support streams that exist to help you take your idea from concept to completion.

12p-1p ART WORK: Marketing & Branding

Your final product may be a masterpiece, but what's the effort without an audience? Now it's time to grow your brand and your following. Building your visibility from your website, social media presence, SEO integration, podcasts, festivals and contests, we focus on how to promote yourself as an indie artist.

1:30p-3:30p ART WORK: Headshot Sessions 1&2

Just because you are behind the camera (brush or computer) doesn't mean you should go without an image that captures the spirit of who you are. Register to have your headshot taken for free by Steve Squall between 1:30-3:30p. We will go in order of arrivals during our two sessions. Early arrival suggested. Limited to 30 individuals.

Registration is limited to those who have registered for and attended a minimum of 2 of the ART WORK sessions from 10a-1p that day and we ask that you only sign up for one headshot slot per person.