Business Model Canvas for ARTISTS

Business Model Canvas for ARTISTS

  Six amazing artists came together for two evenings in September, creating a “Business Model Canvas” to think about how their creative work could produce income.  ArtSpark discovered the “Business Model Canvas” during the Start Up Weekend in Albuquerque last year.  After working intensely with a start-up team using the model all weekend, I quickly realized that it was the PERFECT approach for artists, artisans, designers and other creatives.  Yes, it needed to be modified so that it made sense to artists who often don’t relate to business terms like “customer segments” and “value proposition.”  Yet, the short and sweet

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ArtSpark September 2013 Events!

Following up on the ArtSpark/AspirationTech training at Working Classroom on July 27, 2013, ArtSpark has TWO upcoming events in September that artists in NM might be interested in joining. 1) Saturday, September 28th, 10a-12p:  “Branding Yourself as An Artist/Artisan/Arts Organization” workshop with Nicole Capehart hosted by Working Classroom.  This workshop choice was #1 on the list of follow-up activities identified by participants at the July 27th event (plus Nicole is a great facilitator & this is her favorite topic!) 2) Saturday, September 14th, 10a-12p:  ArtSpark meet-up around audience development and online communication/social media at Zendo in downtown ABQ.  Come with

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Workshop Scheduled for July 27th!

Workshop for artists and arts organizations coming up on July 27th at Working Classroom hosted by ArtSpark and Aspiration.  This will be a live, hands-on and interactive workshop.  The facilitators will lead the group through processes and templates for multiple sustainability strategies like audience development, online communications and social media channels, measuring impact (analytics) and fundraising (including online platforms kickstarter.com and indiegogo.org). Registration is limited – comment if interested, and we will provide details.  Also, if you know of an artist or arts organization interested in attending, please have them leave a comment here or contact us directly so that

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ArtSpark’s Arts Listening Project Launches!

ArtSpark is excited to launch its brand-spanking-new Arts Listening Project (ArtsLP) in the New Year, 2013.  Yeehaw! ArtSpark is out to discover what artists + sustainability truly means and how it translates into effective action and positive outcomes for art in communities.  ArtSpark will facilitate a series of participatory dialogues/discussions in New Mexico and California (ArtSpark is located in ABQ) with different key individuals and stakeholder groups:  artists, arts and culture organizations, arts supporters, patrons, community members, grassroots and official leaders, etc.  After we’ve collected and analyzed data to identify themes and variations, the project will continue in an online

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ArtSpark's Arts Listening Project Launches!

ArtSpark is excited to launch its brand-spanking-new Arts Listening Project (ArtsLP) in the New Year, 2013.  Yeehaw! ArtSpark is out to discover what artists + sustainability truly means and how it translates into effective action and positive outcomes for art in communities.  ArtSpark will facilitate a series of participatory dialogues/discussions in New Mexico and California (ArtSpark is located in ABQ) with different key individuals and stakeholder groups:  artists, arts and culture organizations, arts supporters, patrons, community members, grassroots and official leaders, etc.  After we’ve collected and analyzed data to identify themes and variations, the project will continue in an online

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