Self Help ARTrepreneurs: A Starter series for Artists and Artisans

Self Help Graphics & Arts presents a series of workshops designed for artists and artisans to learn the basics of starting and running a business. Specifically created for independent artists and small businesses this workshop series will also include mercadito/marketplaces that will be held throughout the year. The workshops and mercadito/marketplaces will give entrepreneurs practical experience and space to implement new tactics during the course of the program. Our goal is to build artist capacity and provide opportunities for our local creative economy to thrive.

The series consists of six marketplaces and six workshops ranging from money management, social media, marketing, and more led by professionals and community experts in the field.


Though the workshops will be open to all, a cohort of individuals/businesses who commit to attend the full workshop series will receive a certificate of completion and will be featured during the mercaditos through artist demonstrations that invite the community to interact with their work.

This series is supported in part by the California Arts Council’s Creative California Communities (CCC) program.

Workshops

Upcoming workshop:

1. Best Practices: Bookkeeping & Inventory (Date TBA)
2. Choices: DBA, Fictitious Name, Business License, LLC or Not (Date TBA)
3. Freelance Financing: More in-depth banking resources, taxes, loans, etc. (Date TBA)

Past Workshop:

Branding
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Social Media Marketing
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mercaditos

Upcoming Mercadito/Marketplace:

March Herstory Month Mercadito

March 12, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
at Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033