Workshop Schedule

Join artists from across North Carolina at Revolution Mill to learn from experts on turning your passion into a profitable business during the ArtsRev Artrepreneur Workshops.  The morning sessions for emerging artists and entrepreneurs will focus on helping you increase your business acumen, manage your art as a profession, and develop strategies to transform your artistic talents into profitable businesses. Throughout the morning you will also have the opportunity to connect with local artists and professionals who share your creative passion, meet people finding success in the arts and create new opportunities through networking. Lunch included with registration.

To learn more about our presenters, visit the speakers page.

Schedule may still be updated.

April 1, 2017   9:00 – 3:00




Making a Sale: Marketing Yourself,  Julene Valitutto

     Learn how to distinguish your personal brand in the art world and make yourself unforgettable.

Nuts n’ Bolts:   Protecting Your Work,  Intellectual Property,  David W. Sar

       Keep your work your own by learning how to copy right, trademark, and patent your creations. this workshop will help you avoid legal obstacles that come with being an artist.

Beyond a Hobby:  Maximize Your Time,  Chisa D. Pennix-Brown

        Use your time to your advantage and turn your hobby into a business.


Making a Sale:  How to Tell Your Story, Pat B. Freeman

       “How to Tell Your Story” or how artists and entrepreneurs can capture the attention of their audience, whether investors, customers, etc., to effectively reach and connect them with their work.

Nuts n’ Bolts:  How to Write Grants & Where to Find Them, Erika Rauer & Aubrey Turner

      Learn to refine and further develop strategies to submit successful grant proposals.  This workshop will teach entrepreneurs how to find the best grants for their business.

Beyond a Hobby:  Finding Your Collaborators, Darlene McClinton, Jennifer Hance, Lou Anne Flanders-Stec, Moderator: Justin Streuli

     Team work makes the dream work!…But only if you have the right people. Know how to find the right people that can help you get your project where it needs to be.

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch and Learn: Your Vision and Purpose; How to Make a Living and Make a Difference, Bill Johnson.


Making a Sale: Diversify Yourself, Willy Minnix

    Get your brand to stand out in a way that people will want to buy from you.  Be innovative and creative with your marketing to distinguish yourself from others.

Nuts n’ Bolts:  All About YOU!: How To Create A Financial Masterpiece, Ja’net Adams

     Learn how to create a project that will make you the best profit. Artists and entrepreneurs will learn the most profitable ways to run their business.

Beyond a Hobby:  Find Your Rhythm: A Creative’s Success Formula, Dori Staehle

     “Creating momentum, staying power, and a mindset for success.”