Overview

The Art of Business provides artists with tools to build a successful arts business at any level. Our artist businesses classes began as a partnership with the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and have continued to grow over the years, in part because of generous donations from attendees to our 2018 Anniversary Gala. This year, our business support expanded, thanks to our partnerships with the Indiana Arts Commission and Coverdale Consulting!

The Art of Business
UPCOMING IN 2023
Creating Digital Presence for Artists: Feb 8th, 7-8:30 p.m.

Location: Community Room behind NobleMade

$10 ($5 for Artist Members at the “Learn” level or higher!)

Join us as Coverdale Consulting takes you down the digital journey of someone looking to purchase or be inspired by your art. In this workshop, you’ll learn the strategies and basics of selling your art on a website, the ecommerce aspects of social media platforms and how to have a better digital presence.

FUTURE CLASSES
More To Come!

Possible upcoming Art of Business topics include: video opportunities, pricing/displaying, and Etsy and other website based selling opportunities. Please, email rshelton@nickelplatears.org if you want to request a specific topic.

Nickel Plate Arts Members can receive discounts and priority registration for many of these opportunities!

RESOURCES
Resources for Adult Artists
UNDER CONSTRUCTION

We’re working on bringing helpful links and documents to you! Email Ryan at rshelton@nickelplatearts.org if you have a specific request or suggestion!

CONTACTS: Here are some art-loving professionals who can provide helpful services to advance your creative career:

  • Indiana Small Business Development Center: The Indiana SBDC offers no-cost business advising, training, referrals, and a library of cultivated tools and resources to help businesses, from startup through sale or retirement, succeed.
  • Coverdale Consulting: Specializing in communications, marketing and digital, Coverdale is passionate about helping clients accomplish their goals.
  • Casey Patrick, Punch Content: Bridge the gap between your brand and its future customers by leveraging your story.
  • Noblesville Chamber of Commerce: Programs include networking events, seminars and workshops, legislative events, candidates’ forums, business after hours and other events.
  • SCORE: Offers FREE business training  & educational resources to help you start and grow your small business. Our in-person and online workshops are tailored to entrepreneurs at every stage of their business journey.
Resources for Kid Entrepreneurs

Do you have a big idea for a business? Are you creative or artistic? You might have just what it takes to be a Kid Entrepreneur! Even young people can have success selling their artwork and creative ideas. Thanks to a generous grant from Hamilton County Community Foundation, we’’ve compiled a list of resources to help you get started.

Fairs & Markets: Here are some events in Hamilton County that allow Kid Entrepreneurs to sell products:

Kidpreneurs.org, connected to Adam and Mathew Toren’s Kidpreneurs: Young Entrepreneurs with Big Ideas contains resources for business ideas, free guides and blog posts for aspiring young artists.

Artwork Archive is an excellent resource for new business owners. Their site includes free guides, articles and video tutorials for people of all ages. 

For some inspiration, check out this article by Real Simple that showcases the work of young people who have been successful in selling their work!

Get Involved

We’re weaving together the fabric of our community. Add your thread and get in on the art game! Enroll yourself, your friends, or family members in one of our drawing classes. Keep tabs on upcoming class offerings by signing up for our newsletter. Become a member, volunteer, be a teacher, share your ideas for building community around the arts. Contact us to learn more!

Have a great experience? Let us know!

Email info@nickelplatearts.org with your class feedback!

Event Registration

Visit our calendar to find and register for the event you want to attend.

Sponsors & Partners

Our Art of Business classes and resources are made possible by these great sponsors:

  

You know the value of a picture, so instead of reading 1,000 words, check out photos from past Monday Night Drawing Classes and other drawing adventures.

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