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Friday, June 10 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
From Artist to SmArtist: Business Building for Creatives

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Can we change the gig-to-gig, gallery show-to-show model? Can adopting start-up business steps turn your art career into a more profitable and sustainable business? 

Learn how to create a sustainable business for your visual art, music and more with the help of our panel of business-building experts.

Our goal: help you identify your market (aka: find your beachhead), target your product(s) to serve those customers (land on that beachhead), and grow your business (push inland). 

The problem's a big one...and so's the opportunity. Let's hack ways to ditch the starving artists mold together!

Moderators
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Sharon Glassman

Trained as a journalist, Sharon Glassman found her true beat performing stories and music in new ways and spaces. She's sung about Twitter on a Broadway stage, toured her solo show about women and science to physics labs and theaters in 22 states and entertained audiences into answering real letters to Santa from kids in need. Her current project, The Lazy Person's Book Club, hacks the traditional boundaries of live shows, books, original... Read More →

Speakers
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Paul Allen

Paul Allen, is an accomplished early stage consultant with expertise in Marketing, Product, and Funding. From his experience he applies start-up business steps to your arts career/business.
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Tyler Kennedy

Co-owner and Director, Solstice Arts
Tyler is a co-owner and director at Solstice Arts, a leader in personalized art, in Berthoud, CO. He leads product creation, transitioning products from development to full scale production, contract negotiation, marketing strategy, financial forecasting/budgeting, while representing brands in the news/television, etc.   
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Matthew Simmons

Matthew Simmons is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments since 2001. In his spare time he raises bees, makes bitters, picks locks, tells stories and eats fire.


Friday June 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Xilinx, Inc. 3100 Logic Drive Longmont, CO 80503

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