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Making art and a living, too

The third annual Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference will be held in EUC on Saturday, Feb. 11, to help artists learn how to make a living from their passion.

Organized by UNCG’s North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center, the conference will provide opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists to learn from successful professionals about how to create self-sustaining and job-creating enterprises.

The opening keynote speaker for the 2012 conference will be acclaimed painter Beverly McIver. In February, she will be featured in the HBO documentary “Raising Renee.”

Other speakers include Michael Parker, author of the novel “The Watery Part of the World”; Carol Strohecker, director of the Center for Design Innovation; George Scheer, founder and co-director of Elsewhere; Jim Dodson, editor of the O.Henry Magazine; Jimmy Hunt, founder of Music on the Mountaintop; Margaret Collins, executive director of the Center for the Creative Economy; and many more.

Breakout sessions will cover topics such as business basics for emerging artists, collaboration and networking strategies, marketing using social media, how to get published, jump starting your career while still in school and how to protect your work.

For more information and to register, visit the conference web site at seac.uncg.edu.

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