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Regional Art Culture Council will present 11 workshops for artists in 2016

Artists who are trying to make a living with their craft will benefit from a series of professional development workshops being presented by the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) from January through June of 2016. All workshops are led by experts in their field with topics including grant writing, marketing, legal issues and building audiences.

RACC is committed to providing affordable learning opportunities that help artists succeed; each workshop is $30 or less.

The 2016 workshop schedule includes:

¦ Jan. 23 — Everything you wanted to know about taxes: workshop and Q-and-A with a local tax preparer

¦ Feb. 13 — Narrative Mechanics: design and deploy strategies for arts marketing success

¦ Feb. 21 — Off the Drawing Board: artists working with fabricators

¦ Feb. 27 — Happening 2016!: a homegrown music forum

¦ March 12 — Fundamentals of being a Teaching Artist

¦ April 23 — How to be a Social Media Rock Star

¦ May 10 — Be a Contract Killer: how to write and read contracts with an eye for the bottom line

¦ May 12 — Understanding Copyrights and Intellectual Property

¦ May 24 — The End Matters: estate planning for visual artists and collectors

¦ June 4 — Grant Writing from Both Sides of the Fence: learn the ins and outs of writing a grant proposal

¦ June 11 — RACC Town Hall: Q-and-A community engagement and networking event

New this year, RACC is offering a discount when registering for multiple workshops, and an early bird discount through Jan. 23, $5 off all registrations for $30 workshops.

To register or learn more details about each workshop, including the presenter(s), the time and the location, visit bit.ly/1SMv962. For more information, accessibility and translation needs, call 503-823-5111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..