Create Appalachia releases Arts@Work schedule for January through June 2021

January 21 – June 30, 2021 @ Streaming Event

APPALACHIAN HIGHLANDS, TN – Create Appalachia announces the return of theArts@Workseries of workshops. This series is designed to help entrepreneurial and self-employed artists and makers develop and enhanceprofessional business skills. Topics includebusiness strategy, marketing, communication and promotion, pricing, and client relations.Each workshop features interactive discussions with experienced instructors. Many include assignments and critiques; and some offer optional one-on-one consultation.

The series is designed to meet the needs of small creative businesses dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.Also due to the pandemic, Create Appalachia is offering these workshops at reduced ticket prices. This is due to a generous grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

All workshops are offered virtually from January to March. If possible, in-person workshops begin in April, but the series will revert back to an online platform if safety demands. Seats for each of the classes are limited, so early registration is encouraged.

To reserve a spot or to view a more detailed summary on each individual workshop, visit the Create Appalachia website:

Register for the Jan. 21 class on Eventbrite:

The specifics of each workshop will be updated on the Create Appalachia website as they are confirmed. To receive updates, sign up for our once-a-month newsletter:

Jan. 21

Diversifying Before Disaster: Pandemic-Proofing Your Business

Instructor: Rachel L. Gibson

Feb. 11

Creative Assets: Finding Resources in a Changing World

Instructor: Rachel L. Gibson

Feb. 25

Branding Yourself as a Creative

Instructor: Rachel L. Gibson

March 11 and 18

The Story that Gets You Noticed

Instructor: Dr. Hannah Harvey

2-session intensive workshop, with optional individual consulting

April 8

Using Social Media to Promote Your Art

Instructor: Jocelyn Mathewes

April 2021 (exact dates TBA)

Artist Self-Promotion: Creating Personal and Professional Marketing Materials

Instructors:Dr. Katie Hoffman, Cher Cornett
3-session intensive workshop, with optional individual consulting

May 20 and 28

Styling and Photography for Creative Business

Instructor: Tom Raymond

2-session intensive workshop, with optional individual consulting

June 2021 (exact dates TBA)

Creating Your Marketing Tools:Easy Desktop Publishing
Instructor: Kelly Porter
2-session intensive workshop, with optional individual consulting

A few small scholarships are available, and Create Appalachia can waive fees for a few individuals in exchange for volunteer hours.

Category: Art Education, Workshop