Art Biz Basics - In this crash course we’ll tackle the essential info every artist-craftsperson-maker-artisan must know to be a small, creative business: artist-gallery relationships, banking, business plan, business structure, contracts, commissions, copyright, federal and state tax ID’s, insurance, marketing, money management, permits, sales, taxes and time management. Kim will tackle these must-know business topics with interactive exercises and a bit of humor.
11/4-11/5 (weekend workshop) 9-5 pm Saturday + Sunday
Kim Bernard creates sculpture that is recycled, kinetic, interactive, public and involves the community. She creates installations upcycled out of trash and is currently focusing on transforming plastic waste into sculpture using her portable recycling machines. She shows her work nationally and has been invited to participate in many exhibits, some of which include the Portland Museum of Art, Currier Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Harvard University, Art Complex Museum and UNH Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, Art News and Art New England. Bernard is the recipient of the Artist Advancement Grant, Kindling Fund Grant, NEFA grant, 6 Maine Arts Commission Grants as well as funding from the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation. She was an artist-in-residence in the Physics Department at Harvard University and at the University of New England. She received her BFA from Parsons in 1987 and her MFA from Mass Art in 2010. Bernard mentors emerging artists individually and teaches professional development to artists nationally.
Supplies: Notebook + Pen