Presented by St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, St. Petersburg College and TD Bank
St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is collaborating with St. Petersburg College to offer a professional development Arts Business Academy for emerging artists, musicians and writers. This certificate course will provide creatives with the skillsets and confidence for a thriving career. Local arts professionals and business leaders will provide the training on topics including defining your goal as an artist, pricing, marketing, media and banking.
In addition to the sessions, participants will have access to SPC’s supplemental non-credit workforce training courses. These non-credit courses will help participants develop their professional skill sets and provides a great introduction to other academic options, including effective communication, writing skills, and essentials of marketing.
“The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is committed to professional arts education to support the growing numbers of artist entrepreneurs who drive our creative economy,” SPAA Executive Director John Collins said. “And thanks to the TD Charitable Foundation, we are thrilled to offer scholarships so that the academy remains financially accessible.”
“We are so very excited about our partnership with the Arts Alliance. The infusion of arts and business not only adds value to our community, but provides participants with additional skills that will help to sustain their creative focus,” states Dr. Tashika Griffith, SPC Provost for Midtown, Downtown and the Palladium.
“TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation, is proud to be able to partner with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance in helping to bring this new program to various members of our local community. We are also excited that the funding will support St. Petersburg’s thriving artist community and help create entrepreneurial opportunities and financial stability,” said Carole Groves, TD Bank Retail Market Manager for the Tampa Bay Region.
The cost for the series is $399 per person for six highly interactive class sessions plus three online classes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a scholarship application. Class size is limited. Sessions are held on Tuesday evenings beginning Jan. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the SPC Downtown Center, 244 2nd Ave N. Free parking is available.
For more information and to register, please visit HTTP://STPE.CO/ABA
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance strives to be the umbrella organization for the arts — advocating for the arts, facilitating the growth of the creative arts community, and driving arts-related economic development in St. Petersburg. www.stpeteartsalliance.org
St. Petersburg College’s Workforce Institute is committed to providing individuals and corporations with the skills and certifications that today’s fast-paced and ever changing workplace demands. http://workforce.spcollege.edu/—