Professional Development Workshops

MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program is thrilled to be returning to Rhode Island this month with our FREE business & marketing workshops for creatives. There is still space available in both of these workshops. To reserve your spot, email Briana ( with your name, home address (and business address if you have a separate studio or office location for your creative practice), web address for your art practice / business, and workshop requests.

Get Press Ready: PR for Artists w/ Sarah Platanitis 
Saturday, June 17  |  1 – 6pm

Sarah Platanitis is a lifestyle journalist and media educator focused on public relations tools for artists. In this workshop, participants will develop marketing and PR savvy, learn to work more effectively with journalists, improve their websites, and gain skills related to presenting and interviewing.

Artist in Business w/ Dee Boyle-Clapp
Monday, June 26  |  9:30am – 5pm

Building on her 25 years of experience in the arts, Dee Boyle-Clapp now directs the Arts Extension Service at UMASS. In this training, she will introduce the elements of a business plan and provide information helpful for running your artist-based business. Through a mix of instruction and guided activities you will learn how to create a series of attainable business goals that shape the future of your art-based business, including how to describe your work, hire outside experts, and handle financial details.

RI’s Assets for Artists 2017 cohort gathers for the first time


The 2017 group of artists chosen for the RISCA-MassMoCA Assets for Artists collaboration is meeting for the first time at the RISCA Offices in Providence.

Assets for Artists — a collaborative program providing a range of support services for creative entrepreneurs — is administered by MASS MoCA, the Midas Collaborativeand Arthome, in cooperation with many local partners.

The artists chosen for the 2017 class include Bradford Allard, Serena Bates, Claire Bowen, Evan Katz, Richard Lynn, Julie Munafo, Caitlin Osso, Jennifer Walstead.  Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we were able to choose artists from more rural areas of our state.

The first gathering of this group is being led by Esther Robinson of ArtHome, along with  Blair Benjamin from MassMoCA.