The Artist Survival Kit (ASK) is an ongoing series of events that promotes professionalism and is structured as a helpful forum for Oklahoma artists. Open to all Oklahoma artists, ASK activities provide artists with the necessary information to succeed in their careers and build a sense of community among diverse artists from across the state.
Register for any workshops by using the registration links below. Or, you can call OVAC at 405-879-2400 or send us an email.
Scholarships are available. Email us for details.
Upcoming Artist Survival Kit Workshops:
BUSINESS OF ART 102
Saturday, March 8, 1-4 pm
Farmer’s Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave (2nd floor), OKC (map)
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – artists ready to formalize their business practices
Cost: $15 for OVAC members, $20 for non-members. Register by March 5 for $5 off!
Online registration has closed. Please register on arrival.
This workshop will cover the essentials of formalizing your art business, from business entities to tax tips.
Larry Anderson, CPA
Susan Urbach, Regional Director, Oklahoma Small Business Development Center
Sarah Kaplan, Business Development Specialist, UCO Small Business Development Center
LIVING THE CREATIVE LIFE Sponsored by the Henry Zarrow Center for Art & Education
Saturday, April 12, 10 am-1 pm
Zarrow Center for Arts & Education, 124 E Brady St, Tulsa (map)
Skill Level: All levels.
Cost: $15 for OVAC members, $20 for non-members. Register by April 9 for $5 off!
BONUS: Receive a ticket to the Tulsa Art Studio Tour with your registration!
Click here to register.
This workshop will help you determine what opportunities are right for you and your artwork. You’ll also gain tips for making the most of your studio time and overcoming creative blocks.
Romney Nesbitt, Creativity Coach
Michael Litzau, Artist
Nathan Lee, Artist
Liz Roth, Artist
WHAT WORKS/WHAT DOESN’T? (An Artist INC intro workshop)
Thursday, April 17, 6-8 pm
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd, OKC (map)
Thursday, May 15, 6-8 pm
MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main St, Norman (map)
Open to artists of all disciplines.
Click here to register.
Artists, just like traditional small business owners, have to wear many hats—creator, fabricator, accountant, marketer, technologist, and more. And, just like traditional small business owners, artists can find this to be a daunting task. How do some artists make the leap to sustainable and profitable artistic practices? Through their work with over 300 artists (from musicians, to writers, to painters, to filmmakers) staff of the groundbreaking Artist INC program have identified the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs. In this workshop we’ll share those behaviors and leave you ready to apply them to your own art practice. The workshop includes discussion of:
-Goal setting and planning
ARTIST INC LIVE OKLAHOMA CITY
Application Deadline: June 1, 2014, 5 pm
Program Dates: Fall 2014 (specific dates TBA)
Artist INC Live Oklahoma City is a cutting edge training program that addresses the specific business needs and challenges of artists. Limited to 25 competitively selected participants, artists of all disciplines gather once a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers.
Additional details and artist application coming soon!