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September 18, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
McKinney Performing Arts Center, Courtroom Theater
111 North Tennessee Street
McKinney, TX 75069
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
McKinney Cultural District presents: An Introduction to The Work of Artists
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McKinney Cultural District presents: An Introduction to The Work of Artists

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Join us for an exclusive professional development workshop for serious artists interested in cultivating a sustainable career in their creative field. Hear from arts entrepreneur advocate, community development leader, and founder of The Works of Artist series, Luann Jennings of Creative Waco.

Learn More About How Artists Make It Work

A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts reveals that, between 2012 and 2016, approx. 34% of artists (across all disciplines) were self-employed (compared with 9% of workers in other industries). The top reasons that artists gave for choosing self-employment were flexibility, independence, and the nature of their creative work.

Even if you don't see how you could (or even would want to) make a full-time living in your creative work , 1/3 million Americans work as an artist as an additional "gig" to their primary job. If nothing else, it might be nice not to lose money at being an artist, by having to self-fund your creative passions.

Art Is Not Free

That's #1 in the "arts business paradigm" of The Work of Artists' creator and instructor, Luann Jennings. A 30+ year veteran of arts business and entrepreneurship, Luann wants you to make money so you can keep making art.

*We value your time and your craft, so this workshop is limited to only 40 participants to ensure attendees receive an immersive and beneficial experience.