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Art Means Business

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Join us for this FREE seminar brought to you by PCC’s Small Business Center and Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge !

Arts and business go hand in hand. Pitt Community College’s Small Business Center is proud to partner with Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge to bring local artists a series of free workshops about business in the world of art.  Seminars will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. at Emerge Gallery & Art Center. Even though workshops are free, pre-registration is encouraged.

The website for registration is www.ncsbc.net.  From here, click on "Contact Your Local SBC" and then choose Pitt County from the map. There will be a listing of all of the SBC classes including the workshops below that will be held at Emerge.   Registration opens 30 days prior to the date of the class.  

For the full schedule to Pitt Community College's Small Business Center click here. 

creating social media content for artists – January 22, 2020

Learn how to document and create content on social media platforms to promote your arts based business. We will explore photo and video content development methods and assess the most effective ways to share your content on your website, blog, and social media accounts. 

Presenter: E. Letchworth.
3 hours
Cost: FREE

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

tax essentials for artists – february 5, 2020

We will provide a review of revenue streams and expenses unique to all Artists, including visual and performing artists. We will review basic record keeping requirements, including choosing a bookkeeping/accounting method and tracking income and expenses. We will also discuss sales tax issues: When is collection required; How to calculate the correct amount of tax; How and when to remit those funds to the State; and Sales tax regulations for sales outside North Carolina. 

Presenter: K. Spruill.
3 hours
Cost: FREE

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

creating a marketing plan for artists – february 19, 2020

Learn how to create an inclusive, multi-step plan that will allow you to monetize your Art. We will discuss choosing the correct media, setting measurable goals for sales, finding and reaching out to target markets. 

Presenter: Jim Ensor.
3 hours
Cost:FREE

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

social media marketing tools for artists – march 4, 2020

We will teach you how to develop an integrated social media marketing effort for your arts based business. We will explore effective posting strategies, content selection for each platform, and creating a system for consistent posting. 

Presenter: E. Letchworth.
3 hours
Cost: FREE

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.