Business of Art

Succession Planning at Theatre Bay Area Conference 2016
I believe in the power of art to express your voice and to build creative conversations. This is why I specialize in strategic planning for arts and culture businesses, and career development for artists, cultural workers and board members.

My Approach:
I deliver and derive inspiration when teaching the Business of Arts to individuals, teams and organizations. As you learn, so do I. My facilitation, coaching, teaching, and consulting approach is highly interactive with customized content that allows participants to grasp the concepts and immediately apply the lessons. 

Work with me! Through Artsightful I offer arts management training, insight coaching and capacity consulting to build thriving arts businesses and inspiring creative careers!

Training Presentations:

  • Board Leadership Training: authored curriculum and presented training, Business Arts Council, 2004-2005
  • Building a Sustainable Arts Non-Profit: The Foundation Center Library, 2008
  • Building a Sustainable Board: Theatre Bay Area, 2008 and 2005
  • Business Volunteers for the Arts: Business Arts Council, 1998-2003
  • Career Development Coaching: Theatre Bay Area, Annual Meeting, April 2012
  • Careers in Arts Administration: Arts League Houston, 2006
  • Working as an Independent Artist: Emerging Arts Leaders, Annual Conference, May 2012
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Arts Business Models: Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations and Theatre Bay Area annual meeting, 2010
  • Messaging the Mission: National Arts Marketing Project Conference, 2009
  • National Arts Marketing Project Boot Camp: Arts Council Silicon Valley, Business Arts Council, 2003
  • Peer Coaching Circles: Americans for the Arts, 2008
  • Benefits of Peer Coaching: San Francisco Bay Area Emerging Arts Professionals, 2010
  • Social Media Tactics for Artists: Foundation Center Library, San Francisco, November 2012
  • Strategic Planning for Arts Organizations and Cluster Counselor: Center for Cultural Innovation, San Jose and Sacramento, 2009-2010
  • Strategic Planning for Individual Artists and Cluster Counselor: Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose, 2009-2010
  • Strategic Planning for Individual Artists: Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco, February 2013
  • Succession Planning - Starting the Discussion: Theatre Bay Area, Berkeley, CA, March 2016