The workshop is designed for visual artists, writers, musicians, composers, choreographers, and other artists who create original work. Applicants may be well-established or emerging artists. Artists should have a demonstrated commitment to their creative career, but their artistic work does not have to be their sole income source. A diverse mix of mediums, cultural identity, geographic location and experience will be accepted. For musicians, both contemporary and classical artists are encouraged apply. Artists who are residents of Colorado and are, or are seeking to, earn their full livelihoods from their art are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to Fort Collins and Northern Colorado applicants.
Beet Street has one (1) needs-based scholarship available for the weekend workshop. Details to follow once participants are selected.
The Core Weekend Workshop is the flagship program of Creative Capital's Professional Development Program. Described as a "crash course in self-management, strategic planning, fundraising and promotion," the workshop employs lectures, peer critiques, one-on-one consultations, interactive exercises, handouts and written assignments to introduce business skills to individual artists. The weekend begins with artists showing each other their work. Then presentations by the workshop leaders are followed by focused sessions in each of the topic areas. Participants are given a handbook and workbook as well as handouts on practical how-to information.