Handmade in America’s fall craft labs

From a press release:

HandMade in America has announced their fall schedule of Craft Labs running from September to November. Craft Labs offer a comprehensive curriculum of two-hour classes on business subjects, industry-specific skills, creativity, and access-to-market courses that are tailored to meet the unique needs of our artists in today’s economy. Craft labs are open to the public, and are scheduled in locations spread across HandMade in America’s service area of 25 Western North Carolina (WNC) counties.

Craft Labs are geared toward the unique business challenges faced by local artisans and arts entrepreneurs. Class topics have a wide range from Cultivating Collectors, Defining and Reaching Your Target Market, Sales Techniques, How to Get Your Work Seen, Creating Your Artist Statement, and Social Media for Beginners, to How to Tell Your Story, Pricing and Budgeting, Pay Yourself: A Craft Artist’s Guide to Profitability, Critiquing Your Work, Approaching Galleries, How to Sell from Your Booth, and more.

Thanks to partnerships built with a few local organizations and Community College Small Business Centers, HandMade has made it possible to offer free Craft Labs in select areas. All other locations offer discounted rates to HandMade in America members and participating Arts Council members.

The HandMade in America Craft Lab Series is made possible in part by the following partners and funders: Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, North Carolina Arts Council, Windgate Charitable Foundation, A-B Technical Community College, NC BioNetwork, Mayland Community College Small Business Center, Toe River Arts Council, Energy Xchange, CCC&TI Small Business Center, and Caldwell County Arts Council.

For more information about Craft Labs please visit http://handmadeinamerica.org/clschedule.html.

To register for Craft Labs or all other inquiries please contact (828) 252-0121 or lmudge@handmadeinamerica.org.


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