The Business of Art

2022 Business of Art Class Schedule

Free for Arts Council Members/$15 for General Public
Pre-Registration Required: 607-723-4620 or

Business of Art Workshop Series

The opportunity for artists of all disciplines to learn essential business success strategies in a supportive environment. The instructors and facilitators have many years of successful experience in various business ventures throughout the arts community. Participants will learn many of their tried and true best practices. If you are already in business, thinking of launching a career as a professional artist (visual, performing, literary, and digital) or would like to attend and network with other members of the arts community – you’re welcome to join!

Non-member Payment

Applying for Artist Grants

WEDNESDAY MAR. 23, 2022 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm
via Zoom
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Barno Reynolds, Executive Director

Join us for a Zoom workshop covering the basics of searching, preparing for, and applying for artist grants! This will cover local grant opportunities, considerations and preparations for artists seeking support.

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Portfolio Review

SATURDAY APR. 23, 2022 | 10am to 2pm
Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery, 204 State Street, Binghamton, NY
Presenter: Orazio Salati, Gallery Owner

Open to Students and Adults, Portfolio Review will give you the opportunity to share your work to be critiqued and considered. Join us in April for a Portfolio review! Reviews will be conducted by local Arts Educator and Artist Orazio Salati. Salati has years of experience in Arts Education and as a professional artist. Portfolio Reviews are FREE for Broome County High School Students and Broome County Arts Council members, and $15 for all others.

Pre-registration is required as review time-slots are limited. Email or call (607)723-4620 to secure your timeslot today!

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Zoom Tools: Artist Talks & More

SATURDAY JUNE 4, 2022 | 11am to 1pm
via Zoom
Presenter: Shawna Stevenson, Director of Programs and Marketing

The past couple of years have made us adapt to using new tools to connect with each other and share our work. In this workshop, attendees will learn the basics of using Zoom, how to share your screen, and best practices for Zoom presentations. There will be a Q&A session and workshop where any issues you’ve been having can be troubleshooted with the instructor. This workshop requires having at least a Basic Zoom membership.


Approaching Galleries and Pricing Your Artwork

SATURDAY JUN. 18, 2022 | 11am – 1pm
Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery
Presenter: Orazio Salati, Gallery Owner

Have you ever wondered how to get your work in a gallery? And once you’re in, how much should you charge for a piece? Join us in June for a workshop with local gallery owner and artist, Orazio Salati! Orazio Salati has over 30 years of experience creating, exhibiting, and representing in galleries.


Building an Online Presence

SATURDAY JUL. 16, 2022 | 11am to 1pm
via Zoom
Presenter: Shawna Stevenson, Director of Programs and Marketing

Back by popular demand, Building an Online Presence can help artists of any medium understand the basics of social media marketing, creating a website for your portfolio of work, focus your intentions, and more. Workshop aspects include personal statement writing, goal setting, and interactive conversations with other participants. There is also a section at the end covering online authorship protections using Adobe Bridge. Participants should have their own computer, with Zoom, Adobe Bridge (free program download from Adobe, with a free Creative Cloud account, learn more here: