Primer at the Art World Conference

We are pleased to be the exclusive art software representative invited to the first annual Art World Conference, a professional development experience bringing together 300 artists and arts professionals at all stages in their careers.

Art World Conference is a business and financial literacy conference that includes panel discussions, conversations, and in-depth workshops addressing many of the opportunities and challenges faced by visual artists and arts professionals who work closely with artists. Topics range from sales, marketing, grants, taxes, managing debt, and investing to managing public projects, new technologies, and growing and sustaining community. The emphasis of all programming is on personal development and empowerment.

Art World Conference is organized by and Heather Bhandari and presenters include top art world professionals. Highlights include a keynote by Deanna Haggag, President/CEO of United States Artists, on empowerment; a conversation on intellectual property and legal rights of artists with Mickalene Thomas and Maria Murguia, Licensing Executive and Marketing Manager, Artists Rights Society; and tech-focused workshops with Patton Hindle, Senior Director of Arts, Kickstarter and Amy Whitaker, Author & NYU Faculty Member.

Paddy Johnson, Writer and Founder, Art F City, will facilitate a discussion on goal setting and initiating opportunities with artist and educator Sharon Louden; Alex Paik, Director, Tiger Strikes Asteroid; Prerana Reddy, Director of Programs, A Blade of Grass; and Caroline Woolard, Founder, BFAMFAPHD. Larry Ossei-Mensah, Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, will lead a conversation that explores how to identify and sustain an audience and community and share strategies and tools related to exposure, engagement and expansion with Kemi Ilesanmi, Executive Director, Laundromat Project; Hilary Néve, Head of Cultural Initiatives, Google; Shannon Stratton, William & Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator, Museum of Arts and Design; and Danny Baez, Founder/Director, Meca Art Fair. Esther Robinson, Co-Executive Director, ArtBuilt Brooklyn, a new, not-for-profit 50,000 square foot art studio and business space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, will lead an evocative discussion with fellow artists about the modern fight to secure, build, and defend affordable work space in New York City.

We look forward to being a part of this incredible weekend!

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