Supporting the Development of Your Creative Entrepreneurs, or Doing Business As....

Monday, October 15, 2:00pm – 3:30pm


Organized by Nichole Hickey, artists services coordinator, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County; James Shermer, grants administrator, Broward County Cultural Division.

Presented by Brandi Reddick, artists and communications manager, Miami-Dade County Office of Cultural Affairs.

Independent artists provide essential support for all industries in a local economy, and increased access to resources, professional development, art district development, creative business spaces, and live/work housing has been shown to promote greater artist self-reliance while stimulating the area’s creative economy. Because of this, artist professional development strategies should address issues of workforce development, job creation, economic development, and community character/cultural identity. Acknowledging that an integrated cultural economy includes nonprofits and artists, participants in this session will learn the background, and importance, of local arts agencies that offer a broad range of artist services, programs, and funding.