Upcoming smARTS Workshops

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Past smARTS Workshops

July smARTS Workshop with Najeema Iman
July 27, 2023     3:00 - 4:00 p.m.     In-person     Free for members and non-members      https://bit.ly/smARTSJuly2023

Are you a creative who has been wanting to get involved in curated markets in the area, but don't know where to start? Or do you want to create your own curated market in your neighborhood, but are intimidated by the task list?Join Najeema Iman for a workshop dedicated to breaking down requirements, and explaining how to get involved with these creative and inclusive artist markets. As the founder of the highly successful Afterglow Markets in Lansing, Najeema knows how to connect people to what they care about most, and get the most benefit out of what they're doing.

Address: Rotary Park 325 Riverfront Dr, Lansing, MI 48912June 14, 2023     3 - 4:30 p.m.     In-person    Free for members and non-members     bit.ly/smARTSJune2023

June smARTS Workshop with Jessica Goodrich

Are you an artist or creative that has been interested in improving the way you promote yourself or showcase what you create? Have you wanted to build a website but don't know where to begin? Join us as website expert Jessica Goodrich takes you step-by-step through building a startup website using Squarespace. Jessica is the Library of Things and Business Outreach Librarian with the Capital Area District Libraries.

Address: CADL - Downtown Lansing 401 South Capitol Avenue Lansing, MI 48933

April smARTS Workshop with Taylor Haslett
April 19, 2023     4:00 - 5:30 p.m.     In-person    Free for members and non-members      

Grants can seem intimidating and daunting. And with so many grant opportunities circulating around, how can you tell which ones are right for you? Once you narrow it down to some that may fit your project, how can you make sure to write the best possible application? Join Taylor Haslett for a workshop dedicated to breaking down grant requirements, and explaining just what funders mean when they ask certain questions. Find out what to avoid in your applications and what helps take them to the next level.

Address: MICA 1210 Turner Rd, Lansing, MI 48906

February smARTS Workshop with Deb Polich
February 6, 2023     12:00 - 2:00 p.m.     Online    Free for members and non-members      https://bit.ly/smARTSFeb2023

March is Arts Advocacy month and the Arts Council believes in everyone having a voice to speak about the impact of the arts in our lives. When we all advocate for arts funding, we all win. It’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to reach out to your local representatives, or send letters to state senators, or even speak with them directly. Is it possible to schedule meetings with them? Yes, it is! You have that power as a creative individual to share the impact the arts have on your community. Gain advocacy tools and direct action steps from this smARTS workshop with the president and CEO of Creative Washtenaw, a champion for creative industries throughout Michigan.

January smARTS Workshop with Andrea Binoniemi
January 25, 2023     3:00 - 4:00 p.m.     MICA     Free for members and non-members      https://bit.ly/smARTSJan2023

In this smARTS event, Financial Professional and Benefits Consultant Andrea Binoniemi will explore the basics of financial planning both as a part-time and full-time artist, more importantly as a full-time human. How can ‘right now you’ set ‘future you’ up for success? Through her experience and role at Centennial Group, she has all the tools to share with you on how to make sure you’re aligning your financial goals with your artistic ones.