CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492
jgoldstein@gcac.org

January 11, 2012

The Greater Columbus Arts Council Presents 7 Tips and Tricks for Success as a Creative Community Expert panel to provide business tools for artists and creative organizations

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For its annual Public Forum, the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) will present 7 Tips and Tricks for Success as a Creative Community. Designed to provide artists, non-profits and creative businesses with tools to build financial sustainability, the panel discussion and Q&A will be hosted by the Columbus Museum of Art on Tuesday, January 31 at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Moderated by GCAC’s Grants & Services director, Ruby Harper, the panel includes Ohio Art League treasurer Bryan Gavin, Elaine Grogan Luttrell, a CPA and founder of Minerva Financial Arts, and Jeff Smith, a CPA and treasurer for Wonderland Columbus. They bring a wealth of experience to a range of topics including budgeting, pricing work and setting professional goals, as well as branding and promotion. A session addressing questions previously submitted through the event registration Web site will follow. A booklet with related resources available to the arts community will be distributed to all who attend.

The Columbus Museum of Art is located at 480 E. Broad St. in the Discovery District. Space is limited, so advance registration is encouraged. To register, to submit questions for the panel, and to learn more about the event, visit www.tipsforthecreativecommunity.com.

7 Tips and Tricks for Success as a Creative Community is presented in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art, Minerva Financial Arts, Ohio Art League and Wonderland Columbus.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for their continued support.

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