ARP Workshops & Webinars

Workshops and webinars are free and accessible to ARP members and artists who have requested support from Artist Relief Project.

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October 2021 Classes

Descriptions of upcoming courses with registration links are updated frequently and posted below.
To view all course offerings in Calendar format, visit this link:
Upcoming Classes in Calendar View

Financial Wellness Webinar: Your Savings

LIVE Webinar with Q & A Session

This webinar is an introductory overview of savings options and best practices related to saving money for your expenses, goals, and emergencies.

You will discuss:
– Why an emergency savings fund is foundational to good financial management and health.
– Steps and considerations when choosing where to build your savings.
– How to develop an initial plan to save money for your goals.

Financial Wellness Webinar: Your Savings
Wednesday, October 13, 6:30 – 8:00p CST
Note: This session includes opportunity for Q & A with financial representatives.

Your Savings Webinar October 13, 2021
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ARP Community Show and Tell

LIVE Peer Share and Discussion

Share about your arts-related projects and goals, and learn what other ARP members are working on!

During this live peer share and discussion, participants will have the opportunity to talk about their art, share their current arts projects ad goals, and (if desired) pose questions to receive feedback from a supportive and encouraging community of creatives. (Sharing is not required if you would prefer to participate as an observer and supportive community member.)

Community Show and Tell
Thursday, October 14, 7:00 – 8:30p CST
Artists in all disciplines are welcome to attend. Our objective is to continue fostering a supportive community of artists and creatives who are experiencing similar professional challenges in our current economic climate.

Community Show and Tell October 14, 2021
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Small Business Financial Statements

LIVE Webinar with Q & A Session

Having a working understanding of which documents are used to show the financial situation of your business can help you communicate important information to investors, collaborators, and/ or financial professionals.

In this webinar, you will learn the format and terminology used in the three most important financial documents for operating as a small business:
– Balance Sheets
– Profit & Loss Statements
– Cash Flow Reports

Bonus: Attendees will receive a useful guide with resources and sample financial documents to consult in the future.

Small Business Financial Statements
Wednesday, October 20, 6:30 – 8:00p CST
Note: This session includes opportunity for Q & A with financial representatives.

Small Business Financial Statements Webinar October 20, 2021
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Budgeting Your Next Art Project

Online Workshop for Visual & Performing Artists

This workshop will help you prepare a budget for your next project. We will review different costs and funding scenarios you should consider and address related questions, such as how to plan and account for various sources of funding.

In this workshop, you’ll learn tips for applying to grants that might fund different portions of your budget, walk through examples of sample budgets of different sizes, and leave with a sample budget template that can be adapted to different funding scenarios.

Budgeting Your Next Art Project
Thursday, October 21, 7:00 to 8:30p CST
Designed specifically with ARP members in mind, this webinar will be useful for artists, performers, and creatives in any artistic discipline.

Budgeting Your Next Art project Webinar October 21, 2021
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Developing Your Artist Bio and Elevator Pitch

Online Workshop for Visual & Performing Artists

As an artist, you are constantly asked to talk—and write!—about yourself and your art. Can you verbally describe your art and projects in 30 seconds or less? Can you write about yourself, your art, and your accomplishments in 150 words, 100 words, or even just 50 words?

In this workshop, you’ll get practical guidance—overviews, outlines, examples, exercises, and tips—to help you craft perfect artist bios and succinct elevator pitches.

Developing Your Artist Bio & Elevator Pitch
Wednesday, October 27, 6:30 to 8:00p CST
Designed specifically with ARP members in mind, this webinar will be useful for artists, performers, and creatives in any artistic discipline.

Developing Your Artist Bio & Elevator Pitch Webinar October 27, 2021
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Identify Your Target Audience

Online Workshop for Visual & Performing Artists

The more time you dedicate into forming a niche audience and understanding their demographics and values, the more effective your marketing strategies will be. In this workshop, we will review a process for determining your target audience and look at specific examples across various artistic disciplines as applicable to attendees.

Identify Your Target Audience
Thursday, October 28, 7:00 to 8:30p CST
Designed specifically with ARP members in mind, this webinar will be useful for artists, performers, and creatives in any artistic discipline. There will also be opportunity to ask questions about your specific project/ proposals.

Identify Your Target Audience Webinar October 28, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions

ARP workshops and webinars are free and accessible to ARP members and practicing artists who have requested support from Artist Relief Project.

ARP membership is free and available to practicing artists who are committed to pursuing a career in the arts and who may be facing professional challenges as a result of ever-changing economic and societal circumstances. To request membership, please fill out the ARP Membership Application.
(Note: If you have requested financial support from Artist Relief Project in the past, you are already an ARP member.)

Our online workshops are live, interactive classes, during which you can ask questions and practice applying learned skills. You will be asked at designated points during the class to apply the knowledge you’ve learned through interactive activities and possibly be given opportunities to share your work and/ or experiences with the instructor and other workshop attendees.

You must reserve a space via the reservation forms linked on this page. Spaces are limited.

The main requirement is that you have access to a reliable internet connection and device to view the webinar during the scheduled time. If you’d like to participate in the interactive learning experiences and discussions during our workshops, you will also need a webcam and mic.

At this time we do not have plans to circulate recordings of workshop and webinar materials. We encourage you to attend the classes and enjoy the live interactive experiences along with an encouraging and supportive community of your fellow creative colleagues.

Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

Financial Wellness Webinar: Your Savings

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

An introductory overview of savings options and best practices related to saving money for your expenses, goals, and emergencies.

Community Show and Tell

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Share about your arts-related projects and goals, and learn what other ARP members are working on!

Small Business Financial Statements

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this webinar, you will see examples and learn the format and terminology used in the three most important financial documents for operating as a small business.

Budgeting Your Next Art Project

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop will help you prepare a budget for your next project. We will review the different costs and funding scenarios you should consider and address funding related questions. Designed specifically with ARP members in mind, this webinar will be useful for artists, performers, and creatives in any artistic discipline.