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Artists ARE Entrepreneurs

Monday, October 7, 11:10am – 12:40pm

Regency C-1, Second Floor Mezzanine

Organized and presented by Heather Pontonio, Program Officer, Art, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Presented by Cinda Holt, Business Development Specialist, Montana Arts Council, and Bill Cleveland, Director, Center for the Study of Art & Community.

Entrepreneur is the word often feared by artists, but frequently used by organizations seeking corporate support. This session will explore what entrepreneur really means; highlight regional, state, and national research on artists; and provide a case study on how this economic case has been made. During this session participants will have the opportunity to look at their own surveys, learn what questions should always be asked, and hear how to translate those findings into a case for support.