‘Work of Art’ is a Free, Practical, Artist-created Professional Skills Curriculum

Created by the artist-led staff at Springboard for the Arts, the free workbook came out of practical responses to artists’ experiences and needs.

“I feel like I just got a million dollars’ worth of guidance!” That’s what one artist commented after downloading the Work of Art toolkit.

Created by the artist-led staff at Springboard for the Arts, Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a curriculum on practical business skills, designed to ground artists of all disciplines in fundamental planning and strategy resources. Starting with Career Planning, and covering topics like Pricing, Marketing and Business Plans, this free curriculum contains templates, tips and resources to help artists succeed.

Since the toolkit was launched in 2015, it has been downloaded over 2,500 times, and used by artists for individual study, for self-supporting artist groups, by arts organizations for public workshops, and integrated into curriculums at Gonzaga University, Idaho State University, Kent State University, the Thomas Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina, and others.

The Work of Art toolkit came out of years of workshop development and responsiveness to the needs of artists. You can help shape the next iteration of the workbook with your feedback about your professional development needs.

Take the survey, and be entered to win a free workbook.

If you don’t already have it, you can download the free toolkit or purchase a hard copy of the workbook at springboardforthearts.org/woa.

And if you are attending the College Art Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles in February, visit Springboard for the Arts in the Exhibitor’s Hall at Booth 526!