Professional Development Workshops


Branding + Digital Marketing for Creatives
with Ibarra Studios
Thursday, June 18th, 4-6 pm, 2020 on Zoom

This workshop aims to empower you with the knowledge and resources to brand and market yourself online. Learn how to independently create relationships with your digital community to help promote and support your project, artwork, or business. Understand why branding yourself is the first step in gaining momentum and visibility. Then, learn how to outline a marketing strategy, identify your audience, and effectively communicate with them.

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Grant Writing 101
with Jeffrey Lependorf, Flowchart Foundation
Thursday, July 30th, 4-6 pm, 2020 on Zoom 
This workshop presentation, intended for small nonprofit organizations, will cover the basics of creating dynamic proposal for foundation grants and government support. From understanding why foundations give to detailing the various elements of a successful proposal, and from how to research which foundations to approach to what a proposal budget should look like, the workshop will present what you need to know to craft competitive, compelling proposals. There will be plenty of time for questions. Take advantage of this opportunity to hear from Jeffrey Lependorf (Executive Director, The Flow Chart Foundation), a nationally recognized arts leader and development professional with more than thirty years of experience in nonprofit management and fundraising.

CREATE Council on the Arts’ workshop series supports the professional development of artists and organizations in our community through 6 FREE monthly workshops, beginning in June 2020. Each workshop will be led by a different expert and will cover topics including Online Marketing, Grant Writing, Nonprofit Practices, Diversity in the Arts, and more!  This program is made to support CREATE’s Decentralization Community Art Grant Program (DEC), a re-grant program through the New York State Council on the Arts which grants annual awards for Community Projects, Art Education Projects, and Individual Artist Commissions. To learn more, visit our grants page. For more information on workshops, grants, or suggestions for topics you want to be covered in future workshops, email

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