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Supporting artists and their work through business education and community building. 

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GREAT ADVICE FROM 25 WRITING MANUALS BY FAMOUS AUTHORS


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Probably the biggest bottleneck for artists in business is pricing. There are some very good reasons for this - (1) art falls in the category of want and not need (2) value is perceived and not hard and (3) it's a small market with incredible competition. It would behoove - (there's a pricey word. Rare. When was the last time you saw it used?) - behoove the artist to do a little reading about how to think about money. I recommend Dollars and Sense.

Dan Areily does a nice job explaining how we make decisions about not just spending money but how we spend money and why. This is helpful to know when pricing. He also introduces the concept of relativity in making expenditures. Since spending money on art is very personal and subjective, understanding the intersection and synergy of the details that go through the mind is essential in pricing. It's written in easy English and only about 150 pages. Relatively painless and priced for free at the library or $27.00 in bookstores, this is a sound expenditure. 


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Got a skill to offer?

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Reader-Friendly Writing & Editing

Avoid misplaced modifiers!

Stop dangling participles!

Clarify antecedents!

Writing help, fair prices.

Call me Birmingham.

Call me, Birmingham.

[email protected]

margaretsmithmarston.com

205-908-2365

Publishing Ops, Contests, retreats etc. 

Missouri Review Audio Prize

Deadline: March 15, 2019

www.missourireview.com


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4/16 Deadline

C. Michael Curtis Short Story Prize

https://hubcity.org/press/c-michael-curtis-short-story-book-prize/?fbclid=IwAR1ZRjzbgMdRf0eI8AnEBkhXFXoZBl7Bl8uElsNm2tLzfQFmQPHfeenl2KU


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Opps with Deadlines in February and March

Thank you Jane Sun!)

https://creative-capital.org/2019/01/18/artist-opportunities-with-deadlines-in-february-and-march-2019/?fbclid=IwAR1GPA-S5k0CBNO5mfG8GkF9i1jo2MFo_DuDK


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May 31st to June 3rd, 2019

Writing Retreat

https://www.tupelopress.org/tupelo-press-writing-conferences/tupelo-press-writing-conferences-truchas-new-mexico





Workspace Available

Conveniently located, reasonably priced, long hours available are just some of features of this new space for artists use or virtual office purposes.  Suitable for performance, rehearsal, display, work, lessons, club meetings. Hour/day/month rates.  Contact Art Town at [email protected] or 407-6888. 

Vendor Opportunities

Two spaces left at Art Town suitable for retail or working. Call Art Town at (205) 407-6888


Probably the biggest bottleneck for artists in business is pricing. There are some very good reasons for this - (1) art falls in the category of want and not need (2) value is perceived and not hard and (3) it's a small market with incredible competition. It would behoove - (there's a pricey word. Rare. When was the last time you saw it used?) - behoove the artist to do a little reading about how to think about money. I recommend Dollars and Sense.

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Dan Areily does a nice job explaining how we make decisions about not just spending money but how we spend money and why. This is helpful to know when pricing. He also introduces the concept of relativity in making expenditures. Since spending money on art is very personal and subjective, understanding the intersection and synergy of the details that go through the mind is essential in pricing. It's written in easy English and only about 150 pages. Relatively painless and priced for free at the library or $27.00 in bookstores, this is a sound expenditure.