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Kentucky Creative Industry Summit Agenda


Kentucky Creative Industry Summit

Nov. 30, 2018

Georgetown College Conference Center
100 Crawford Drive
Georgetown, KY 40324

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Agenda

8-8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Comments

8:45-10:15 a.m. Opening Plenary Session

Artists Thrive – a National Tool for Artists Success
Heather Pontonio, Senior Program Director, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
Our opening plenary session will give participants a firsthand look at the Artists Thrive initiative, which aims to raise the value of artists in every community, set conditions for improvement, and ensure that artists are thriving with support from every sector. Artists Thrive is a growing initiative offering activities, practices, language, visions and values of what it means to succeed and thrive as an artist – and what it means to have a thriving arts sector and, eventually, thriving communities. Participants will work through parts of the Artists Thrive assessment tool during this interactive session and learn about the initiative’s groundbreaking work in Kentucky.

10:30 a.m. – Noon

Idea to Action: Entrepreneurial Mindset Tools for Creative Makers
Jennifer Reis, Artist, Entrepreneur, Educator
Take your creative dreams and articulate them into actionable goals through developing a wide-angle view of the why, what, how and for whom, of your artistic venture in the marketplace. Using entrepreneurial tools like the Business Model Canvas, SWOT analysis, acting out your client avatar, action planning, as well as other exercises, participants will learn how to develop their aspirations into an intentional, concrete and strategic foundation for future success.

Noon-1:15 p.m. – Lunch

1:30 p.m.

Money Matters: Build a Plan to Sustain Your Creative Practice
Elaine Grogan Luttrull, CPA, Minerva Financial Arts Owner
If you never have to say yes to something you’d rather refuse just for the money, you’ve attained total creative freedom. That’s our goal for you: To build the skills and habits necessary so that money supports your creative practice, rather than detracts from it. With a focus on building income from multiple sources and connecting your financial goals to your creative ones, this “budgeting” workshop won’t feel like a “budgeting” workshop at all.

Getting More of What You Want (or Even Need)
Jim Grace, Attorney, Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council (Boston, Massachusetts)
Negotiation skills are necessary for artists to thrive and be empowered advocates for their art practice, yet many artists are uncomfortable when it’s time for these discussions. In this workshop, learn the fundamentals of negotiation, how to successfully deal with conflict and sensitive topics, and feel better prepared to ask for – and get – what you want and need to achieve your artistic goals.

Kentucky Oral History Commission: A Resource of Record
Sarah Schmitt, Kentucky Oral History Commission Director
Sarah Schmitt of the Kentucky Oral History Commission will define oral history as a discipline and discuss how it is used to document communities’ arts and traditions. She will share resources, opportunities and examples, along with tips about starting a community-based oral history project.

Building a Future for the Arts in Kentucky
Beth Flowers, Director of the AIR Institute at Berea College
There is no doubt the arts have played important roles in shaping the culture of the Commonwealth of Kentucky from its earliest days. But what is the future of the arts in Kentucky? And what parts do Kentucky’s artists, arts organizations, supporters, advocates and communities play in sustaining and growing arts and creative activity in the state? Explore these questions and participate in lively discussion in this community forum about the future of the arts in Kentucky that will help the Kentucky Arts Council prioritize and explore new ways to resource arts sector needs.

3 p.m.

2018 Tax Changes and Updates
Elaine Grogan Luttrull, CPA, Minerva Financial Arts Owner
Between the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision on sales tax changes, there is plenty to talk about when it comes to taxes this year. Both changes have major implications for creative business owners, and we want you to be prepared. In this session, we will review the major changes that affect Kentucky artists, crafters, performers and designers. Plus, we’ll review some tried and true tips for deducting ordinary and necessary business expenses and documenting those expenses appropriately.

Understanding Your Rights: A Legal Primer
Jim Grace, Attorney, Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council (Boston, Massachusetts)
If you have wanted to know more about your legal rights as an artist but you’ve been too afraid to ask, this is the session for you. Learn the basics and get your questions answered about copyright, trademark and contracts to ensure you have the tools you need to protect your work, and yourself, in your arts practice.

Arts and Healing: Recovery
Kentucky Community Scholars
Explore outstanding examples of oral history and community healing in Kentucky in this dynamic presentation featuring the teams behind Frankfort project “The Art of Recovery” and Hindman project “The Culture of Recovery.” Both community projects incorporate the arts and healing to tackle drug addiction in the Commonwealth.

Building a Future for the Arts in Kentucky
Beth Flowers, Director of the AIR Institute at Berea College
There is no doubt the arts have played important roles in shaping the culture of the Commonwealth of Kentucky from its earliest days. But what is the future of the arts in Kentucky? And what parts do Kentucky’s artists, arts organizations, supporters, advocates and communities play in sustaining and growing arts and creative activity in the state? Explore these questions and participate in lively discussion in this community forum about the future of the arts in Kentucky that will help the Kentucky Arts Council prioritize and explore new ways to resource arts sector needs.

For more information, contact:

Emily B. Moses
Executive Staff Advisor
emilyb.moses@ky.gov
502-892-3109

 

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