Financial Issues for Artists
Rich Streitfeld is a CPA with a purpose. His practice in Cranston, RI focuses on entrepreneurs, creatives and social enterprises – helping them thrive through tax planning, financial analysis and common sense. Nicknamed “Zen mensch accountant” because of his background, Rich speaks about Arts and Business for national webinars and live audiences, and pioneered local presentations on same sex financial planning. Rich is a partner with ALSD, a firm with noted expertise in non-profits.
Funding Your Ideas
Andy Palmer is a serial entrepreneur who specializes in accelerating the foundation and growth of early-stage, mission-driven companies. He has helped start, fund or found more than 25 innovative companies in technology, health care and the life sciences. Most recently, he founded of Koa Lab, a start-up club in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. You can also read Andy's personal blog at: http://blog.koalab.com/
Harry Segal '88/GD has over 25 years of professional experience in the field of graphic design, brand communication and advertising. He has run his own creative agency (Segal Savad, New York, NY) for the past 17 years. His focus there has been on strategic campaigns that combine traditional and new media across multiple channels. A sampling of Harry’s clients include Adobe, American Express, Billboard, Citigroup, Condé Nast, India Tourism, Loews Hotels, McGraw-Hill and Samsung.
Pricing Work for the Marketplace
Deb Dormody is the Cultural Affairs Manager for the City of Providence. She acts as the liaison to the city’s arts and cultural community and provides consultation and advocacy for local non-profit organizations, as well as on-site artist management, technical support, and coordination of city services for events and films. In her role as Boss Lady at Craftland, Deb oversees the holiday sale, gallery, and year-round shop selling the work of local and national independent artists.
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Steve McDonald has been a higher education lawyer for more than 20 years, the last eleven as General Counsel at RISD, and the ten before that as Associate Legal Counsel at The Ohio State University. Over the course of his higher education career, he has worked on a broad range of art- and design-related issues. He also has taught Internet law courses at Ohio State's College of Law and at Capital University Law School.
Arts Marketing 101
@jessicaburko, http://bostonhandmade.org/, http://bostonhandmade - Jessica Burko has been a working artist since 1985 and an independent curator and arts marketer since 1997. Her artwork has been in solo and group exhibitions including venues like the Danforth Museum, MA, the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, NH and Samson Projects Gallery, MA. Burko regularly connects with a wide breadth of creatives as a community arts organizer and curator with more than thirty exhibitions produced since 2001.
Creating a Business Plan
Bill Foulkes is a strategic planning and marketing consultant, entrepreneur, and currently a faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design. The course he has created, Design and Entrepreneurial Thinking, introduces artists and designers to business concepts and enhances their abilities to bring their ideas to reality. This curriculum originated during Bill’s tenure as the Executive Director of the Center for Design and Business at RISD (2006-2008).
Human-Centered to Market-Centered
Chris Tolles is a Design Advisor at One Earth Designs and current MBA candidate at Boston University, where he is concentrating in strategy and innovation. Immediately following his furniture design undergraduate studies at RISD, Chris was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study humanitarian shelter relief in Switzerland, Norway, Liberia, and Honduras. Most recently, Chris led product development and design strategy for One Earth Designs, a design-oriented social venture based in China.
Licensing Your Work
Allison Cole is an artist, teacher, former Art Director and full-time illustrator working out of a small bungalow in Providence, Rhode Island. She graduated with a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and since then has worked with clients such as Target, Papyrus, Galison Mudpuppy, Hasbro, Keds, Land of Nod, and Camelot Fabrics, to name a few. Her work spans many different illustration markets, including editorial, publishing, and licensing. twitter: allison_cole
Transforming Ideas into Enterprise
David Barnum, CEO - Barnum, New York, NY. Barnum is on mission to help the entrepreneurial minded transform their inspiration into enterprise. At Barnum, we work with clients ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 500 businesses to develop the business and communication strategies that drive performance. In keeping with our mission to support entrepreneurship, Barnum recently established Sweat Ventures, LLC as a vehicle to more directly incubate and accelerate nascent start-ups.