Professional Development

for artists and arts organizers



You’ve Always Wanted To Be A “Real” Artist…
What’s Stopping You?

SLC Arts is offering a 6-week intensive crash course on turning your love of art into a successful business. You don’t have to make money to be a real artist, but if you want to turn your passion into a business, we’re here to help show you the way.

Arts Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm

February 14 – March 23, 2023

At the IDA Building, 19 Commerce Ln, Canton NY

Topics covered will include:

  • Business basics, finances, budgeting, and taxes
  • Branding and finding your niche
  • Artist statements, elevator pitches, and networking
  • Pricing and selling your work
  • Websites, social media, and marketing
  • Diversifying your income
  • and more!

This class will be led by Catherine LaPointe Vollmer, owner of Lionheart Graphics. Each week will feature expert guest speakers or panels of art professionals to lend their unique views on specific topics.


Class pricing:

This class is based on a pay-what-you-can registration. There is a $50 minimum fee to register, plus suggested donation online or at the door. Donations are not required to participate in the class, but any donation amount is appreciated.
Value: $1000


NOTE: This initial class is designed primarily for visual artists making and selling their art. Let us know if your interests lie outside this scope, so that we can integrate them into future classes!


Supported in part by American Rescue Plan funding, through the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, which receives support for the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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