Creative Consultations

$20 per hour

Work one-on-one with Kate Renee on various creative business aspects of your artistic career. From talking about writing a proposal for the MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant to assisting you with creating an Artist Facebook Page, Kate can provide you with a variety of helpful tips and resources. Please email her with your initial idea or project you would like help with.

Facebook: Creating artist pages, groups or profiles, starting ad campaigns, boosting posts, creating events, linking Facebook to your Etsy shop, changing your Facebook URL

Etsy: Setting up a shop, listing items, changing shop settings, proper packaging of items

Grants: Proofreading and reviewing grant proposals for a second opinion, walk through the MNSAB Artist Initiative Grant

Blogging: Basic Word Press navigation, uploading images into blogs and adding captions, visual tips for blog consistencies, scheduling automatic blog posts

Organization: Creating and managing your art inventory, organizing important business documents, learning what to keep and what to throw, email management systems, keeping track of exhibition dates and contacts

Marketing: Recommendations of companies to order business cards from, ideas for promotional items and handouts, assistance compiling a mailing list, set up with Mail Chimp email software, writing press releases, creating media packets, preparing for media interviews

Social Networking: Setting up a social networking plan, using Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram

Goals: Setting and managing artistic and business goals, creating a vision board, guidance through The Artist Way by Julia Cameron

Exhibitions: Writing exhibition proposals, planning and preparing for solo exhibitions, planning group exhibitions, connecting with galleries, planning for open studio events and visits

Consultations: One on one personal development, skill building and development, referrals to organizations and businesses, References to local artists, business and other helpful websites and tools to help you, legal and insurance suggestions, recommendations to attend specific workshops

Small Business: How to start a small business, setting up a Limited Liability Company, receiving a state tax ID number, getting a FEIN number

Artist Tools: Artist Statements, Biographies, Resumes, Curriculum vitae, Designing a portfolio