FALL Sept 2012-Jan 2013 - City Of Ventura

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FALL Sept 2012-Jan 2013 - City Of Ventura

BUILDGROWYOUR ART BUSINESSExperts from the Center for Cultural Innovation will help artists of allmedia to approach their art as a business in a professional manner. Allworkshops ($15 each) will be presented at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli St.Presented by the City of Ventura Office of Cultural Affairs and the VenturaCounty Arts Council. To register, call 805/658-4726, or register online atwww.cityofventura.net/eRecreation.The Art of Persuasion: Making Better DealsAre you uncomfortable putting a financial value on your work and talking with clients, vendors and suppliers?This workshop will give you tools and tactics to use when negotiating for yourself. You’ll explore various methodsand tactics through interactive exercises where you’ll learn what, when, how and with whom to negotiate.Participants will leave the session with the confidence to ask for what they want and the skills to get it.Topics include: becoming familiar with the different types of negotiation methods and when to use them;understanding positions versus interests; making and responding to offers; how and when to make concessions;basic negotiating tactics.32934 W 5:30-8:30 pm 9/19 Community Meeting RoomStrategic Planning: From Vision to RealityEvolving your arts business begins with articulating goals that are ambitious, inspirational and accomplishable.You will learn how to create a mission statement and develop a strong foundation for a successful strategic plan.Topics include: creating a mission statement based on your vision and values; articulating SMART goals to driveyour business forward; developing strategies for the next 3 years that build on strengths and opportunities; creatingtactics and timelines; designing a strategic plan that works for you.32935 W 5:30-8:30 pm 10/17 Community Meeting RoomFinancial Literacy and Money Consciousness for ArtistsThis workshop will help reduce the “fear factor” that artists struggle with when dealing with their moneymanagement concerns. Financial visioning and the basics of personal finance and money management will bediscussed. You’ll learn to build a solid financial infrastructure to move your project, business or organization forward.Topics include: helping you understand general financial terminology as it relates to your art practice and personalfinances; presenting ideas on how to organize and manage your money through filing systems, software and othersolutions; explaining informational financial reports and give you tools to create your own; discussing personalfinancial management and strategies32936 W 5:30-8:30 pm 11/14 Santa Cruz Conference RoomConnect with the Arts in Ventura!Watch Ventura’s monthly art video magazine on CAPS-VTV Channel 15 www.capstv.orgSubscribe or view online recent and pastnewsletters and videos atwww.cityofventura.net/culturalaffairsContribute entries to either publication by contactingGeorgeanne Lees, Supervisor, Office of CulturalAffairs at 805. 658.4720 or glees@cityofventura.netReceive Ventura’s bi-monthlye-newsletter on “all things art”in our City.24

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