Thursday, April 7, 2011

Improve your art career through Arts Marketing

The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts is launching a new Arts Marketing series this month co-sponsored by Boston Handmade, the Jamaica Plain Arts Council/JP Open Studios, and the Jamaica Plain Artists Association.

Working artists have the natural inclination to spend as much time as possible creating their art. That's what artists do right? Well in today's modern marketplace and environment of information overload artists must do more than that. Contemporary artists of all genres will benefit from exercising their marketing muscles and getting savvy with social networking, photographing one's own work, and selling artwork online through the Eliot School's latest collection of adult ed courses.

The new vibrant arts marketing series is geared towards helping artists navigate the sometimes confusing world of self-promotion and come out shining on the other side. The series begins on April 28th with Selling In The Worldwide Marketplace taught by Boston Handmade's own Jessica Burko. In May there are two additional classes to dive into: Creating a Buzz, Social Media Marketing for Artists on May 1st, taught by Charles McEnerney, and Photographing Jewelry with Smart Phones and Dumb Cameras on May 22, taught by photographer Matt McKee.

Check out the Eliot School website for more information and to register for these classes:

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