SFAI WORKS: ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR ARTISTS SEMINAR | MAY 13, 10AM-415PM | 1600 ST. MICHAELS DR.
SFAI is offering a day of entrepreneurship workshops free of charge to artists & creatives as an investment into local creative leadership. In this seminar, participants will work with field experts to learn financial practices, marketing, and fundraising skills to accelerate their success. Sessions will be taught by Nancy Zastudil of Central Features Contemporary, Molly Sturges of Littleglobe, and Ellen Shapiro of the IAIA Business Program. To learn more about our instructors, read their bios below.
Join us in cultivating creative leadership for our community! At the core of our Entrepreneurship for Artists Seminar is the belief that mentorship in a supportive environment can directly contribute to the critical growth of individuals and their creative economies. This is a project supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED (FREE OF CHARGE)
Participation is free of charge, but registration is limited. Please register below to ensure your participation in this workshop! Please note that participants are required to attend all sessions, and should bring a bag lunch. SFAI will provide beverages and light snacks.
ELLEN SHAPIRO, MBA, CPA | Best Financial Practices for Artists | www.ellenanneshapiro.com
Ellen Shapiro is Business Program Coordinator and faculty member at the Business & Entrepreneurship Program at IAIA (Institute of American Indian Arts). At IAIA she teaches accounting, introduction to business, writing a business plan and online marketing. She understands the unique challenges that artists face and enjoys making technical topics down to earth and understandable for creative people. Ellen moved to Santa Fe in 2008. Prior to coming west and joining IAIA, she worked for 25+ years in accounting, taxation and finance for businesses, large companies and individuals in New York City and New Jersey. Ellen has also had her own consulting and business coaching company for over 15 years where she empowers women and small business owners around money and success.
NANCY ZASTUDIL, MA | Marketing for Artists | www.centralfeatures.com
Nancy Zastudil (a.k.a. The Necessarian) is an art curator, writer, editor, and administrator dedicated to making positive change through philanthropy and entrepreneurship in the arts. Her personal and professional approach is inspired by Constructivist artist Vladimir Tatlin, who has been quoted as saying, “Not the old, not the new, but the necessary.” Nancy is owner/director of Central Features Contemporary Art, a gallery that promotes the intrinsic value of art-making in contemporary culture, with a featured emphasis on the artist’s role in environmental stewardship and social progress. Currently, Nancy is also Administrative Director of the Frederick Hammersley Foundation and visual arts contributor to Arts and Culture Texas. She was Taos Coordinator for ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, co-founded PLAND in 2009, and was Associate Director of the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts from Fall 2007 to Spring 2010. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from The Ohio State University and a Master of Arts in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts. She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.
MOLLY STURGES, MA | Fundraising for Artists | www.littleglobe.org
Molly Sturges, (artistic director/facilitator/composer/