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NOTICE: drop-in hours have been discontinued for the rest of 2023.
Upcoming GCAC Workshops
Neighborhood Arts Connection
Are you or someone you know a working artist at least 18 years of age with an idea for an art project or arts event to positively impact your Columbus neighborhood? In 2023, applications will be accepted from ALL neighborhoods – additionally, one neighborhood will be featured each round.
We are currently in Round 2, featuring Northland.
September 20th, 2023
3:30PM – 4:30PM
Financial Wellness for Artists
Join us as we learn about building healthy financial habits as creatives.
As part of this workshop, we will review a framework for managing income and expenses, learn key metrics necessary to build financial wealth, describe ways of diversifying income to meet expense needs, and specify next steps for future planning.
October 10th, 2023
5:30PM – 7:00PM
Retirement Planning for Artists
This workshop will introduce some year-end planning tips so you can set aside a bit of funds for your future… and take advantage of the related tax benefits. We will list types of retirement plans available to self-employed creative individuals, estimate total to save per year for retirement, and define basic retirement and investment vocabulary terms.
November 7th, 2023
5:30PM – 7:00PM
Click to sign up for this in-person workshop.
Recorded GCAC Workshops
Visit our YouTube page to access recordings of past workshops. In addition to workshops for our various grants programs, there are sessions on topics such as Taxes for Artists, Crisis Communications and Minimizing Organizational Risk.
Join us for a high-level discussion on contracts – a critical tool for all artists. Facilitator Joseph Popp, JD and principal at Rea & Associates, will discuss basic contract concepts and traps for the unwary. He will share sample contracts from a gallery and a retail shop and will also walk through contract templates that you can use yourself. Time permitting, we may also talk about licensing (copyright)!
View provided sample contracts below:
Join national mural artists Emma Daisy,Woke3 and Brooks for a panel discussion on preparing for mural making. Join the discussion to hear more about their planning tips, ways to protect yourself and how to negotiate your worth. This workshop is designed for artists but would also be informational for those interested in hiring murals.
Are you or someone you know a working artist at least 18 years of age with an idea for an art project or arts event to positively impact your Columbus neighborhood?
Join financial expert Elaine Grogan Luttrull of Minerva Financial Arts as she reviews the U.S. Federal tax basics every artist and creative entrepreneur should know. She will review common deductions, which records to retain for tax purposes and effective systems for tracking expenses and income. She will also review the general Federal income tax landscape and updates for 2023.
New in 2023 Mural Assistance – Organizations Guidelines
Are you a 501c3 nonprofit organization (not just arts) that is planning an exterior mural?
This workshop will provide information on the Mural opportunity for ORGANIZATIONS. This competitive grant provides partial funding for the creation of exterior murals by local artists where a specific wall is identified, maintenance is planned and there is a written contract between artist(s) and commissioning organization.
New in 2023 Mural Assistance-Artists Guidelines
This workshop will provide information on the Mural opportunityfor ARTISTS. This competitive grant provides partial funding to Franklin County artists for the creation of exterior murals where a specific wall is identified, there is a written contract between artist(s) and commissioning organization, and additional funding has been pledged or secured.
Learn everything you need to know to apply for a working artist grant. We’ll go over eligibility, timeline, and the application process. You’ll be ready to apply immediately following the workshop!
This workshop is recommended for anyone considering applying for a Project Support grant in 2023. Whether you’re a seasoned grantee or looking for funding for your first project, this workshop is worth the viewing. We’ll go through category and funding changes, timelines, and the online application process.
This webinar is an introduction to our newest grant, General Support! In order to be considered for funding, you must pre-qualify to apply. This webinar will take you through all the necessary requirements for eligibility and funding.
Need health insurance? The deadline for open enrollment through the Affordable Care Act marketplace is January 15, 2022. Sandra Moody of Dehan Insurance will provide an overview of the various plans and tips on navigating HealthCare.gov. Be sure to bring your questions!
Learn everything you need to know to apply for an Individual, or Band/Ensemble artist grant. We’ll go over eligibility, timeline, and the application process. You’ll be ready to apply immediately following the workshop!
Hosted by Jessica Johnson, President & CEO of Accounting Solutions of Ohio. Jessica will inform artists on how taxes work for artists specifically and answer questions in regards to filing and what to look outfor.
Film Columbus and Cleveland-based Gravitas Ventures look at Columbus-based filmmaker Jon Sherman’s latest project, They/Them/Us, and uses it as a case study for how distribution works in the current environment. Bill Guentzler from Gravitas Ventures will be joining as the expert in distribution. Bill is currently the Senior Director of Acquisitions of Gravitas.
Distribution can be implemented in what seems like a million different ways. Jon will talk about how he did it and why he decided to go with Gravitas for the distribution of his feature film.
* This is a non-GCAC lead event*
Learn everything you need to know to apply for the Neighborhood Arts Connection Fellowship. We’ll go over eligibility, timeline, and the application process. You’ll be ready to apply immediately following the workshop!
Local attorney and musician Scott Brown will speak about the legal and intellectual propertyneeds of artists and musicians. Topics include business formation and structuring, basic contractual issues, and how to protect what you create (trademarks, copyrights, etc.). Please bring your questions.
OSA Technology Partners is bringing cybersecurity to the forefront of everyone’s minds. While many people have a base understanding of protecting their digital assets, OSA aims to further that knowledge and provide a deeper understanding of the risks our digital world contains in the modern day. Topics include Cybersecurity basics, Tips to protect yourself, and Products available to assist you.
NFTs for Artists
Join Lisa Steward, Global Head of Marketing for ZHEN., an art tech company, for a conversation that breaks down this new art form, clarifies misconceptions, and provides you with resources to learn more. Lisa will explain new terminology, provide artists with a list of tools they need to get started, and give an overview of the current NFT marketplace climate.
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Workshop name: Crafting A Pitch That Hooks|
Hosted by: Film Columbus
Description: Pitching your vision to funders and collaborators requires having an array of elements at the ready. In this hands-on weekend workshop, filmmaker and designer Jenny Deller will show you what you need in your toolkit and how to craft a powerful and professional pitch.
Learn the latest ideas helping writers, directors, and producers advance their projects, and get your pitch off to a great start this fall.
The workshop is made up of three sessions, giving attendees a chance to work on their pitch between sessions.
Each day will include a Q&A plus feedback or small group work. All levels are welcome. It is limited to 25 participants.
Short filmmaker? Episodic writer? Documentarian? Animator? Podcaster? This workshop is for you!
Cost: $35 for all three sessions, $20 for students. This workshop will not be recorded.
Date(s): September 29, 2023
Location: OHD Studios
350 W Johnstown Rd
Columbus, OH 432330
For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/organizations/missive/activity/redirect/?p=ABIdvVtBu9V7JOGvpKCY3JCQuA9NwGhGhDggzMtdDhMWenCAQPcPRQQC8yogrtODmXpxRhjSzOEgUcqLc1MLMzAcNowqEimTQxihWM5XkvkO3AD5SHk3-nSqECLW3oQnI8Q8FO5kvNeAoLr-ietZtMn3hdASnjLzlr8TV7bSQS9FkmtX-kPF902GhCchjHTWcOXtuVBiF06ZVVGt6tgSYs_uZax3g37MkGXGzSFkfd5fyddWGZ-p_8LYRCFslOec_D8LRySB1FfpwHxNU1FuVXW7-yBQfUY5v02Jj7qPmxr64lg1KaHubordvOID-NGMhdvYz-81c6PUxYYRhUr_kUHtwEfN7pVm5jNDWCrn_tPWrqnGQtl8JX1VGXlWkatybd4ac2GdtA56ypYoyfx_CWGin7bDoCkWtTDl3bYaF6taSz-pzlR1NCv2Hs0RM4aWrjFbOgrjzkXdFY-fOOJ_x1XK_Mgg9EtLQSAT2igsMqwtLM2kixMfjLHtiI_CFb-ayTOa2bj2EPV1KQZdd_qhtUFj8jstit2hJQJNxwLbp5pEnilOXJeBba7eQDP2PnZddviIQT3zl-eG&eid=713968307427&c=19177319&co=57178198&t=e