Monday, March 31, 2008

Midwest Arts Business Workshop

Dear Artist,

You are registered for the Midwest Arts Business Conference, Fairfield, Iowa, April 11-13. The Midwest Arts Business Conference is being held in partnership with the Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk.

When you arrive please enter though the front entrance; registration will be in the main lobby.
The conference will begin at noon on Friday, April 11. Registration will open at 11:00am; please arrive 60-30 minutes early allowing time to register.

The Midwest Art Business Workshop is tailored for 3 dimensional artists, 2 dimensional artists and gallery owners and employees. We are very excited to be able to offer you a wide range of topics each day. The Friday seminars will be held in the theater; the seminars Saturday and Sunday will be in the meeting rooms A, B and C and each day we will have opening remarks in the theater.

The schedule is broken down into 2D, 3D and Gallery seminars. We have divided the seminars up for your convenience but you can choose your own path. You are welcome to take any of the seminars that you choose.

To see if you registered in time to receive a mentoring session, please check the list at the bottom of the page. The time slots are subject to change, so please confirm your time slot on site. Please be prepared for your mentoring session 5 minutes before your scheduled time.

As you can see, we have a busy schedule ahead of us! We’re glad that you’re attending, and we hope this weekend will help you Grow Your Business of Art.


Meghan D. Bunnell
Executive Director
Arts Business Institute

Fairfield Arts & Convention Center,
200 North Main St., Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Friday, April 11, 1:00
- 6:30pm (registration will open at noon)
Coffee and tea will be available
Saturday, April 12, 9:00am- 5:40pm (registration will open at 8:00am)
Lunch will be provided
Sunday, April 13, 9:00am- Noon (registration will open at 8:00am)
Coffee and tea will be available

Click here for a list of presenters and the schedule

Parking at the Convention Center

Free parking will be available around the convention center and paid parking will be available in the Main Street square.

Mentor Session
Please arrive 5 minutes early for your mentor session. During this time you will be able to set up your materials.

Please bring a portfolio of your work, marketing materials and anything you would like the mentors to look at. Printed images are suggested; we will not have slide lights, so slides will be very hard to read. We prefer that you bring images and not the actual pieces.

Artists and galleries are assigned to mentors on a first come first serve basis. Artists and galleries are not assigned to mentors based on medium. All mentors are qualified to mentor any artist or gallery on their business needs.

Click here to see the list of people receiving one-on-one mentor sessions.