Information Session 1

Art as a Business 2022

Sign up for one of our information sessions to learn more about the program and how to apply. Register for July 14th Info Session #1 using the button at the right.

(Or click here if you want to sign up for Info Session #2 on August 2nd instead.)

Visit to learn more about the program and how to apply. Please spread the word with fellow makers!

Every couple of years the North Coast Small Business Development Center offers a special program for artists and craftmakers on the North Coast to enhance their business skills. If you are a maker in Humboldt, Del Norte & Adjacent Tribal Lands we want to help you get started or grow your sales!

Topics range from getting a business license and photographing your work, to creating contracts and marketing yourself in the region and beyond. Sessions are taught by an array of local experts, SBDC staff, and SBDC business consultants. Workshops mix lecture, resources, discussion, and work time to help participants leave with a clear idea of next steps. These workshops will also provide time for networking with other creative business owners to share resources and knowledge.

At the end of the program you have:

  • Gained knowledge of how to run a creative business
  • Built community within the local arts scene and made business connections
  • Learned how to diversify income, and which selling methods are right for you
  • Created a strong marketing package
  • Debunked the myth that you cannot be both an artist and a business owner: you can!

The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar without obtaining proper financial, legal or other professional advice specific to their situation. The Northern CaliforniaSmall Business Development Center, and its host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar. By registering for this webinar you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the Northern California Small Business Development Center or it’s host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.

Art as a Business – Info Session for the coming Fall Program

Jul 14 5:30 pm — 6:30 pm