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The Artful Entrepreneur

030310Headline_EntrepreneurshipArtists may be trained as writers, actors, photographers, singers, musicians or playwrights. But in order to succeed in those worlds, they often have to take on another title: entrepreneur.

UNCG’s North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center will hold the Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference Saturday, March 27, to help artists learn how to make a living from their passion.

“This is about having artists work full time on their art and not have to supplement with outside employment,” said Dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh, director of the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center. “The conference is intended to assist artists in going from survival to success with hands-on tools they can implement the next day.

The conference in Elliott University Center will feature a full day of entrepreneurial training from top business, legal and artistic minds spanning the literary, performing and visual arts. Topics for the conference include “They Didn’t Teach Bookkeeping in Ballet,” “How to Start a Theatre Company,” “Connecting the Dots: How to Build a Brand” and “Finance for Artists.”

Guest speakers will include William Mangum, owner of William Mangum Fine Art Gallery; sculptor Jim Gallucci; composer Steve Haines; Falcon, a senior partner with NyghtFalcon Photography; and Richard Whittington & Preston Lane, the managing director and artistic director, respectively, of Triad Stage.

Conference registration for the general public is $45 before March 12, $60 after March 12. Student registration is $25 before March 12, $35 after March 12. Registration costs include all sessions, meals and a reception. Registration is available online at entrepreneur.uncg.edu.

For more information on the conference, visit entrepreneur.uncg.edu or call 6-8650.

Visual developed exclusively for conference is courtesy Malcolm Outland.