We offer professional development workshops for artists in various locations throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Our workshops are led by artists and experts who understand the needs of creative entrepreneurs. 

Typical business training often doesn’t meet the needs of creative entrepreneurs, so we built a roster of courses that are artist-tailored and absolutely free to those who sign up. Below is a sample of the workshops we have offered.

  • ArtBuilt's "Financial Bootcamp" for Artists

  • Understanding Your Visual Art Practice as a Business (for fine & non-commercial artists)

  • Artist in Business (for commercial and craft-based artists)

  • Create Success: Selling Your Work at High-End Art Markets, Craft Shows & Artisan Festivals

  • Find Your Message: Branding and Marketing for Visual Artists

  • Get Press Ready: Media Relations for Artists

  • Taxes for Artists

  • Fundraising for Individual Artists

  • The Nuts & Bolts of Being a Performing Artist

  • Foundations of Shared Values in Public Art Projects

  • Deciding if a Gig is Worth It

  • The Art of Licensing

Fall 2019 Workshop application deadline is Friday, September 20, 2019. Don’t wait! It takes only minutes to apply!


Do you have what it takes to be a trainer?

A4A is looking for new workshop proposals from established artists in the New England / New York area to add to its slate of professional development workshops in 2020-2021.

We are eager to hear from a diverse range of voices covering a variety of professional development topic areas. Our programs serve artists working in virtually all creative disciplines (visual art, performance, social practice, design, fabrication, writing, etc.), and we welcome proposals from experienced artists with any type of creative practice/background.

Proposals will be accepted August 12 - Sept 30, 2019.


Discussions during the 2019 Nuts & Bolts for Performing Artists workshop

Discussions during the 2019 Nuts & Bolts for Performing Artists workshop


If you’re interested in A4A workshops, join our email list to be the first to know when trainings are scheduled near you. 

We also offer workshops-in-residence through our residency program, The Studios at MASS MoCA. Click here to learn more.

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