ArtSpan produces monthly workshops and discussions to aid artists with the professional side of their art practice. Topics include marketing and PR best practices, artwork pricing techniques, best practices for writing artist statements, financial planning tips, and more. Please e-mail info@artspan.org with suggestions for new topics that you are interested in learning more about! Upcoming workshops will be listed here

All events are held at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, as part of their Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assitance to arts and cultural organizations. Free for all current SF Open Studios Artists, ArtSpan Members, and Friends of SOMArts. General Public: $10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Taxes For Artists 

DATE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017, 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA 94103
PRESENTERS: Diana Greiner of Treehouse Taxes
DESCRIPTION:  Get organized and prepared for tax season. Diana Greiner of TreehouseTaxes demystifies what tax prep looks like with a special insight into the needs of individual artists. 

RSVP HERE


Interview with a Creative Agent 

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6:30pm-8:00pm

LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA 94103
PRESENTERS: Joen Madonna, ArtSpan Executive Director
DESCRIPTION:  Discuss topics relative to professional artists and the current San Francisco Arts Ecosystem. More to be announced. 

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Social Media Marketing for Artists 

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 6:30pm-8:00pm

LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA 94103
PRESENTERS: ArtSpan Artist Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh
DESCRIPTION: Learn tips and best practices for promoting your art practice across various social media platforms. More to be announced. 

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Creative Marketing Strategies & Implementation

DATE: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA 94103
PRESENTER: Rebcca Williams, Marketing Coach
DESCRIPTION: Join ArtSpan as creative advisor, Rebecca Williams, shares her marketing knowledge and expertise with artist entrepreneurs of all disciplines. 

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Navigating the Bay Area Gallery Scene 

DATE: TUESDAY, May 23, 2017, 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA 94103
PRESENTERS: Alan Bamberger of Artbusinss.com, Petra Schumann of SF Art Dealers Association, Ken Harman of Hashimoto Contemporary, and more TBA!
DESCRIPTION: A panel of art consultants, gallerist & experienced artists share their insight to navigate the SF gallery scene . 

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All About SF Open Studios

DATE: TUESDAY, June 20, 2017, 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA 94103
PRESENTERS: ArtSpan Staff
DESCRIPTION: ArtSpan staff will introduce you to the annual SFOS event and answer all of your burning questions. 

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ART PRICING Techniques

DATE: TUESDAY, July 18, 2017, 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA 94103
PRESENTERS: ArtSpan Artist Joshua Coffy
DESCRIPTION: Joshua Coffy presents insights about pros and cons for pricing your artwork.

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Panel Discussion: Preparing for SF Open Studios

DATE: TUESDAY, august 22, 2017, 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA 94103
PRESENTERS: ArtSpan Artists TBA
DESCRIPTION: Experienced SFOS artists share their expertise with Q&A to help you prepare for SF Open Studios

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The Inner & Outer Game of Selling Your Art

DATE: TUESDAY, september 19, 2017, 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA 94103
PRESENTERS: Art Advisor Martha Zlatar
DESCRIPTION: Martha Zlatar provides coaching advice with possibility and potential to jump-start your art career.

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More workshops coming soon...

Pictured above: John Kraft leading an ArtSpan Artist Workshop