The Pikes Peak Arts Council is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 to honor, connect, and enrich local artists, working to ensure that artists are thriving in, and essential to, the Pikes Peak Region.


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courses for creatives 2019

Courses for Creatives offers a variety of free and low-cost interactive workshops each year to help emerging and established artists with comprehensive, arts-focused training, information, and business skills. These courses are a collaboration of the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center and the Pikes Peak Arts Council with support from Colorado Creative Industries!

upcoming:


COURSES FOR CREATIVES

APPROACHING GALLERIES AND VENUES

9.17.2019 - 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Kreuser Gallery

125 E. Boulder St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903


As a creative, how do you go about approaching venues to gain visibility by integrating your creative products into the community? What is the best way to approach a music venue, gallery, artist collective, and more? What are the different ways to go about it? What is the most professional way to reach out to venues? What are best practices and what are practices to avoid? How you make your art and persona stand out from the crowd and become the memorable while you're applying? What can you learn from rejection and use to succeed next time? Learn the answer to these questions and more 9/17/2019 at Kreuser Gallery from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Free for PPAC members, $10 for general admission.


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COURSES FOR CREATIVES

TAX TIPS FOR ARTISTS

12.10.2019 - 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Small Business Development Center

559 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Ste. 101, Colorado Springs, CO 80903


As a small business owner and a creative, you may be thinking about taxes with a significant level of uncertainty. "Where do I even start?!", "What does the IRS need from me this year?", and "How can I be better prepared next year?" are common questions. Don't fret! This panel will address these questions and more, including how to stay organized, avoid fines, and get the most money back so more of your money can go towards art and other things that you love.  Join us on 12/10/2019 at the Small Business Development Center from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Free for PPAC members, $10 for general admission. 

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