Speaking and Live Events

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Interested in bringing a seasoned speaker or entire workshop presentation to your next arts conference or summit?

 

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If you run an art or craft guild, arts organization, creative business incubator, or SBDC, your mission most likely includes providing professional development for your members and/or entrepreneurs in your area.

Artsy Shark founder Carolyn Edlund is an experienced and sought-after speaker, offering compelling talks on topics of interest to artists launching and growing their businesses. Presentations are available on Creative Marketing, Sales Strategies for Artists, Building Gallery Relationships, Art Licensing, Creating Effective Art Websites, Selling Art Online, and more.

Are you looking for a complete workshop program? Through The Arts Business Institute, a turnkey program can be custom-designed to meet the needs of your members and your particular event. Organizations can choose to book one or two-day workshops.

Contact Carolyn Edlund by email at Carolyn(at)ArtsyShark.com or phone (410) 977-2915 for more information or to discuss your upcoming art business event.

“Carolyn Edlund kept our standing-room-only audience fully engaged throughout her presentation at Artegon. It seemed like every attendee was taking copious notes for the entire hour, not wanting to miss a word.”  – Executive Director Steve Sless

Schedule of Live Events

2017

  • Artist & Maker Business Bootcamp, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sell Your Photography as Art, Naples, FL
  • Santa Fe Art Business Summit, Santa Fe, NM

2016 

  • Art Business Workshop, American Made Show, Washington, DC
  • Bahamas Artisan Connection Conference, Nassau, Bahamas
  • Getting Ready to Market Your Art, evening presentations in Jamestown, NY, Niagara Falls, NY and Buffalo, NY
  • Art Business Bootcamp, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • CIDA Arts Symposium, Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Art Business Workshops, Maine College of Art/Maine Crafts Assoc/Waterville Creates, Portland and Waterville, ME
  • Artist Sales Intensive, Assets for Artists/MASS MoCA, Holyoke, MA
  • Thriving Artist Workshop, Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, Cuyahoga Valley, OH
  • Art x Business Bootcamp, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2015

  • “Build Your Art Business” workshop, American Made Show, Washington, DC
  • “Understanding the Business of Art” workshop, Greater St. Louis Art Association, St. Louis, MO
  • Art Business Bootcamp, Cattaraugus County Arts Council, Olean, NY and Jamestown, NY
  • “Business Strategies for Artists” Arts Services Initiative of Western NY, Buffalo and Niagara, NY
  • “How to Survive as an Artist” pARTicipate → innovate: A Cultural Summit, Melbourne, FL
  • “Accelerate Your Art Career” Bullseye Glass Resource Ctr, San Francisco, CA
  • “Marketing Strategies for Artists” Lost Pines Regional Art Conference, Bastrop, TX
  • Art Business Bootcamp: From Passion to Profit, Naples Art Association, Naples, FL
  • Art Business Workshop, Maine Crafts Association, Portland, ME
  • Wholesale Intensive Workshop, Assets for Artists/MASS MoCA, N. Adams, MA

2014

  • Arts Business Institute Winter Workshop, Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA
  • Valley Arts Business Workshop, Luna Stage, W. Orange, NJ
  • Connect to Your Customer, Watkins College, Nashville, TN
  • Art Business Workshop with Florida Craftsmen, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Art Business Workshop with Florida Craftsmen, Orlando, FL
  • Art Business Workshop with Florida Craftsmen, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Art Business Workshop with Florida Craftsmen, Tallahassee, FL
  • DC Art Business Event, Washington Artworks, Washington, DC
  • “The Business of Art: Turning Your Passion to Profits”, Artegon, Orlando, FL
  • Art + Business NYC, New York, New York
  • “Marketing Your Art”, Florida Watercolor Society, Deerfield Beach, FL
  • No More Starving Artists Workshop, StARTup Incubator, Edinboro, PA
  • Art Business Bootcamp: From Passion to Profit, Naples Art Association, Naples, FL
  • Keynote speaker, Brookings Visual Arts & Entrepreneurship Conference, Brookings, SD

2013

  • Arts Business Institute Winter Workshop, Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA
  • Valley Arts Summer Institute Workshop, Luna Stage, W. Orange, NJ
  • Arts Business Institute Workshop, Volcano Arts Center, Volcano, HI
  • Arts Business Institute Workshop, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui, HI
  • Arts Business Institute  Workshop, Ward Warehouse, Oahu, HI
  • Arts Equinox, Pierre, SD
  • Art Business Bootcamp with HandMade in America, Asheville, NC
  • “Marketing More Effectively for the Modern Age” ZappCon Conference, Louisville, KY

2012

  • Arts Business Institute Winter Workshop, Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA
  • “Creative Marketing for Artists & Craftspeople”  Artomatic, Washington, DC

 

“What an excellent program you put on for the GSLAA (Greater St. Louis Art Association). Your business and social media advice was so timely and on point for our members. I was surprised with the depth of interest and the follow up questions our members asked. You really had their attention. Thank you!” – Garry McMichael