Artist Professional Development by RISE

Join us once a month

Join us once a month for our exciting new series of workshops designed to help local artists boost their businesses. You will learn from professional artists and business leaders. Network with other artists and find new collaborative opportunities among one another.  

 Free to RISE Members, $22.50 for ArtsConnect Regular Members, $25 for Non-members

Learn more about the ArtsConnnect RISE Program HERE

Artist Workshop Date Day & Time Location Description and Registration
Creating Your Brand

September 25, 2023 Monday, 9:30-10:30am. Allen Paul Room
Learn from marketing veteran, Will Dickson, what the most important brand elements are when it comes to marketing yourself and your art consistently.

Learn from Artists: 
Cedric Michael Cox
October 30, 2023 Monday, 7:00-8:00pm. Allen Paul Room
Join Cedric in a discussion of his journey to become a professional artist and his big plans for the future. Attending artists will walk out with a positive outlook on what it takes to make it as an artist in Cincinnati.
Photographing Your Work

November 27, 2023 Monday, 9:30-10:30am. Cardinal Room Like any business, the work needs to speak for itself. Learn how to set up your lights and camera settings to capture the best showcase of your work.
Learn from Artists:
Mike Maydak

January 9, 2024 (*RESCHEDULED DATE) Tuesday, 7:00-8:00pm. Cardinal Room
Mike Maydak is an established illustrator for the comic Blackbeard Legacy and a countless number commissions. His edgy style transforms well known Cincinnati icons and pop culture creatures like Mr Redlegs, the Cincinnati Bengals tiger and Batman into tough, highly marketable graphics sold on Etsy, galleries and large juried art shows.  Register Here
Social Media Tips For Artists Selling Their Work January 29, 2024 Monday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Allen Paul Room Social Media is a staple for artists. Its one of the first places people go to research an artist when they consider commissioning a larger work. Learn from experts in the field what artists should and should not be spending their time on when it comes to Facebook and Instagram. Register Here
Learn from Artists:
Karan Witham-Walsh
February 26, 2024 Monday, 7:00 -8:00 p.m. Cardinal Room Karan is a ceramicist, YouTuber and high school ceramics teacher. She has over 30 years of teaching experience in the visual arts. She has a successful ceramics focused YouTube channel with over 94,000 subscribers and almost 300 videos. As well as an Etsy store with over 1200 sales. She’ll talk about her incredible story as a teacher and Youtuber.  Register Here
Gallery Proposal Basics  March 25, 2024 Monday, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Cardinal Room Would you like to be featured in a local gallery? Learn more about opportunities and gain some insight about about what galleries are actually looking for when they select a body of work. Register Here 

Learn from Artist: Ricardo Grant April 22, 2024 Monday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Cardinal Room Artist Ricardo Grant is serial entrepreneur and Cincinnati startup mentor. From starting businesses to hosting art shows, Ricardo Grant has embraced the value of reaching out and making connections. Grant, known to most as Rico, might be one of Cincinnati’s best-connected people. To most of Cincinnati, though, Grant might be best known as the owner of two unique businesses in Over-the-Rhine: Gallery at Gumbo and Cinema. Both are partnerships with 3CDC Register Here
Legal and Financial Overview May 20, 2024 Monday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Cardinal Room Taxes, claiming versus not claiming income, creating an LLC. Come with questions as we talk to an accounting professional on the best way and legal ways to sell your artwork. Register Here
Learn From Artist June 24, 2024 Monday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Cardinal Room