Artist Mixers and Workshops
Programs for Artists
We offer our Artist Members a wide range of benefits to support their creative endeavors and build community. In addition to extensive opportunities to exhibit and connect with patrons and the public, we maintain a packed calendar of programs to build business skills, develop professional networks and have fun with our colleagues. We even have a series of Mentor Mixers, where experienced participants share their insights with artists interested in learning what to expect from the SFOS program. “Joining ArtSpan connected me to so many wonderful supportive artists. They give me the energy and confidence to show my art and be more active in the art scene. It gave a big boost to my art career and I made art friends that I don’t know how I would live without!” -Nathalie Fabri ArtSpan Artist Member
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS ArtSpan invites experienced professionals with insights into the arts to present programs on topics specific to the needs and interests of our Artist Members. These workshops and panel discussions are intended to support and inform the professional development of our members, build skills, and provide a platform where information can flow between emerging artists, established artists, and art professionals. Topics range from taxes and insurance, to marketing, art pricing, presenting work to galleries, and the art of selling.
MIXERS ArtSpan partners with art-supportive businesses all over town to co-host monthly Artist Mixers. Members are invited to get to know one another over a beverage or a bite while they take on a creative, collaborative activity. These mixers create space for relaxed professional networking and playful community connection. In 2019 we’ve mixed and mingled while we made love letters at Artist & Craftsman, ink impression prints at Ritual Coffee Roasters, and hand-cut collage at Art Attack SF, to name a few.
2019 WORKSHOP TOPICS INCLUDED: Taxes For Artists Insurance 101 for Artists Fundraising Strategies for Independent Artists Social Media and Marketing for Artists Pricing Techniques with a panel of ArtSpan Artists All About Open Studios with the ArtSpan Team Navigating the SF Gallery Scene How to Prepare for SF Open Studios The Inner and Outer Game of Selling Your Art Join today at Artspan.org and see what ArtSpan can do to help your art practice grow.