Arts Conference

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Feb. 7, 1997

Arts Business Conference Scheduled

The third annual "Arts and Business" seminar for regional artists and craftspeople will be held on Saturday, April 5, at UW-River Falls campus.

The event will be an all-day affair including a keynote address by LaMoine MacLaughlin, who was elected president of the Wisconsin Assembly of Local Art Agencies in 1996, as well as panel discussions featuring practicing artists, and several breakout sessions for small group discussion.

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Continuing Education Extension at UW-River Falls and several area arts organizations.

This year's seminar is titled, "Creating the Successful Arts Business: Establishing a Foundation For Your Arts Business." It is a participatory workshop in which artists and craftspeople will have many opportunities to interact and network with each other.

The seminar follows the immense popularity of "Creating the Successful Arts Business - Practical Approaches to Making a Living in the Arts" held last spring. That session, the first of its kind held in the region, attracted 125 practitioners from western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota to explore management and marketing issues faced by working artists. It was a 1996 recipient of a regional Award for Excellence for a seven-state region for the upper Midwest of The University Continuing Education Association.

The 1997 seminar includes an extended morning and afternoon panel discussion. Panelist will include artists, art administrators and consultants. Panel members will also field questions from artists attending the seminar. Breakout sessions will be conducted by area professionals and will address topics aimed at aiding artists in their quest to make a living through art.

For a copy of the seminar brochure and registration form, contact UW-River Falls, Continuing Education Extension, RDI, 410 S Third Street, River Falls, WI 54022, or call 715/425-3256.

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