Hustle: Professional Development for Artists is a free program offered by ArtsMemphis, Crosstown Arts and Urban Art Commission.
This monthly series provides creative individuals with information, resources and opportunities to support the development of their professional careers. Local and national guest speakers and panelists cover a wide range of topics and, regular networking events provide community building opportunities.
Topics include: Art & Social Justice, Applying for Grants & Residencies, Successful Studio Visits, Writing About Your Artwork, Pricing Your Artwork
LOCATION 430 N. CLEVELAND ST. // MEMPHIS, TN 38104
The Lugar Foundry saw a great need in the art community for someone to listen and care as well as mechanically produce a three-dimensional piece of work. It quickly became obvious that the artistic spirit of many individuals needed an avenue for realization - therefore the growth of the foundry.
The education portion of their work has become a prominent feature of their business. They have become an art educational resource for the community - giving tours to schools, museum patrons, local art supporter groups, and offering their display area to local organizations for meetings and even once as host to a small opera.
LOCATION 11379 HWY 64 // ARLINGTON, TN 38002
Memphis College of Art is dedicated to providing the Maker community of Memphis with workshops and non-credit courses that expand the business and entrepreneurial skills for Memphis creatives. Courses, workshops, and master classes that are expressly designed for Makers are offered in several areas, such as business fundamentals, branding/design and craft skills. Memphis College of Art recognizes the value of the creative economy in Memphis and the importance of providing relevant programming to support Makers and their success. Committed to developing the vision of Memphis as a Maker hub, MCA can help those who are just starting out to those who are ready to take their business to the next level.
Memphis College of Art is dedicated to teaching the practice, history, and appreciation of visual art and design, while challenging all students to reach their highest individual potential. MCA is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and masters degrees and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). MCA has a robust curriculum for non degree-seeking students ranging from art classes for the community to professional certificate programs.
LOCATION 1930 POPLAR AVE. // MEMPHIS, TN 38104
The Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art and craft of fine metalwork.
This is achieved through exhibitions, collections, conservation, restoration and consulting services, classes, internship opportunities, artist residencies and apprenticeships, research and on-site fabrication of artwork and architectural elements.
The Metal Museum offers artists apprenticeships in both blacksmithing and foundry work. With unlimited access to the blacksmith shop and foundry, a chance to learn from established metalsmiths and exposure through annual exhibitions, the Metal Museum apprenticeship is a great opportunity to learn and grow in your career. Makers can also sell their products in the Metal Museum’s store.
LOCATION 374 METAL MUSEUM DR. // MEMPHIS, TN 38106
Today’s businesses are operating in a highly competitive environment. Many small business owners need to develop the necessary skills and/or the management expertise to successfully compete and plan for the future growth of their company.
The City of Memphis Renaissance Business Center (RBC) is a One-Stop-Shop that provides entrepreneurs and small businesses in Memphis with training, one-on-one counseling and information to assist in their success. They have published a Business Resource Guide containing information on other business resource providers available to you, as well.
LOCATION 555 BEALE ST. // MEMPHIS, TN 38103