May 21 (3:00-4:30pm ET): The Art of Wellness

Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm
Facilitator: Renee Reid

Description: The Art of Wellness discussion is designed to assist the Artpreneur with taking care of themselves so that they can share their art with the world. An Artpreneur is passionate, driven, and often struggling financially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The constant grind of creation, promotion, and worrying about the inevitable criticism fuels burnout, depression, anxiety, and sleepless nights. It is time to get off the roller coaster of un-wellness because pursuing your art does not have to make you unhappy or unwell. The prescription is radical self-care.

May 21 (12:00pm – 1:00pm ET): Storytelling & Messaging for Your Brand

Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm ET
Facilitator: Paris Alexandra, Writer / Co-Founder of BK Yoga Club

Description: What is the vision you have for your life and impact you’re looking to have in your work? In this workshop we will go through frameworks & strategies to support you in reframing your narrative and gaining clarity around the impact you’re looking to make in your business.

**This event will NOT be recorded.

May 20 (4:00 – 5:00pm ET): Transferring TA Skills To Marketing, Production & Communications

Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Facilitator: Christine Sloan Stoddard, Writer & Founding Editor of Quail Bell Magazine

Description: Translate those Teaching Artist skills to client work in marketing, production, and communications! In this workshop, we’ll talk about freelancing or contract work in blogging, social media management, video creation, love virtual events, and more. You may view my creative website at and my client website at Past and current clients include the Art Deco Society of New York, Cosmopolitan, Textile Arts Center, Teen Vogue, HeartShare Human Services of New York, the Advertising Specialty Institute and others.

May 20 (1:00-2:30pm ET): ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP – From A(rts) to B(usiness)

Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm
Facilitators: John Bertles, Carina Piaggio, and Ian Bertles from Bash the Trash Environmental Arts LLC

Description: In this collegial discussion teaching artists and administrators of small arts organizations will learn how to incorporate entrepreneurship strategies without compromising their artistic integrity. John Bertles, Carina Piaggio, and Ian Bertles of the family-owned and operated Bash the Trash Environmental Arts LLC will share their own experiences in moving from clueless teaching artists to a nationally-known organization with a roster of teaching artists. Participants will share their own best practices and experiences, and leave with concrete strategies to use immediately.