Visual Artist as Entrepreneur Event

Artist as Entrepreneur

Burlington City Arts, The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and The South End Arts & Business Association present:

Visual Artist as Entrepreneur – A day-long meet-up for VT artists

March 14th, Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall
149 Church Street, Burlington


This event is the first in a series of conversations around the business of the arts. Join us as
we gather artists, professionals, and art organizations to highlight issues and share
information with the goal of moving the local creative economy forward. Through engaging
presentations, this retreat will examine the realities of achieving commercial success in the

CLICK HERE to register in advance by March 7th to reserve your space at the event.

If you have questions, please contact Kerri Macon at 802.865.7551 or email


9:00 – 10:30 am
: From the Curator’s Perspective

A candid behind-the-scenes discussion of curator’s motivations, expectations and how they
select the artists they exhibit.

Stephan Jost – Director, Shelburne Museum
Aimee Marcereau DeGalan, Ph.D. – Curator, UVM’s Fleming Museum of Art
Amy Rahn – Curator, West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe
Moderated by Chris Thompson – Curator, BCA Center

10:45 – 12:15 pm: Artist’s Opportunities

Expanding the horizon of arts sales- exploring commissions, reproduction, residencies and

Sabra Field– Printmaker
Kathy Black– Program Director, Vermont Studio Center
Sara Katz– Assistant Director, Burlington City Arts
Moderated by Doreen Kraft – Executive Director, Burlington City Arts

12:15 – 1:30 pm: LUNCH BREAK

1:30 – 3:00pm: To Market

Bridging the gap between the process of art creation and commercial success. How does one
exist as artist and entrepreneur?

Katharine Montstream– Visual Artist, Montstream Studios
Woody Jackson– Visual Artist
Mark Waskow– Founder/Director, The Waskowmium, Burlington, Vermont
Rob Hunter– Gallery Director, Frog Hollow, VT State Craft Center
Moderated by Roy Feldman– Executive Director, South End Arts + Business Association

3:15 – 4:45 pm: Funding and Technical Assistance

Understand what grants or funding options might be available to artists, and how to make the
most effective applications to be competitive.

Alex Aldrich– Executive Director, VT Arts Council
Peter Espenshade– VP for Philanthropy, VT Community Foundation
Ed Antczak–, Economic Development Specialist at CEDO
Moderated by John R. Killacky– Executive Director, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

5:00 – 7:00pm: Networking Mixer at the BCA Center
Get together and share ideas about the days events next door at the BCA Center.
Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres

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