June 8 & 10 Social Media Planning for Artists

Social media has never been more essential to the success of creatives, but is it taking up too much of your time and attention? Or maybe you struggle with the reverse and go weeks without posting. Learn how to create more effective, more consistent posts that achieve your goals and spend less time doing it.

Whether you are a full-time professional artist, or you moonlight doing your passion, you’ll get actionable, practical advice from Double Tap Media Founder and Managing Director Tim Gosnell. In this workshop, Tim will teach you his system for consistently developing content in a way that takes up substantially less time. This repeatable process will help you and your team create compelling posts that will engage your customers.

Session Details:

Part 1: Tuesday, June 8, 9-10 am
An introduction to Facebook organic reach, and discovering your post categories.

Part 2: Thursday, June 10, 9-10 am
Utilizing holidays and generating your content calendar.

Missed out? Watch the recording – Part 1 & Part 2

June 15 & 17 One-on-One Social Media Consultations

Social Media Planning workshop presenter, Tim Gosnell, will be available for 30-minute blocks to meet one on one with those who are interested to review and discuss the social media calendars they created in the workshop or give feedback on existing social media or websites. Information on how to schedule a block will be presented in the workshop itself and is only available to those who complete parts 1&2.

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June 22 Walking Artists Through the LLC and EIN Registrations

Learn why it is important to be an LLC and/or have an EIN when you are an independent artist. We will walk you through the easy set up for an LLC in Virginia and how to get a free EIN at the IRS. These simple steps can have positive impacts on how you operate “the business side” of being an artist or performer.

Session Details:

Tuesday, June 22, 9-10 am
Presented by Charese Jefferson

Spaces limited to 100 participants.

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July 13 Navigating Virginia's Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program for Artists

The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic created a need for expanded unemployment insurance benefits. The CARES Act includes a provision that extends temporary benefits to individuals who are not eligible for traditional Virginia state benefits. Join presenter, Renee Chalmers, as she provides a general overview of the PUA program and answers frequently asked questions

Tuesday, July 13, 9-10 am
Artists and performers ONLY, please.

Spaces limited to 100 participants.

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July 27 Career Resilience for Artists

What can you do to be more ready and resilient as an artist? Join CERF+ in this interactive workshop for information and resources so you can better prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises both big and small. Learn about the non-profit organization CERF+ and key actions to take to protect your career. You will have an opportunity to share what has worked for you and what has been challenging in the past year and a half, and you will come out of this workshop with the start of your own plan for a resilient career.

Tuesday, July 27, 9-10 am

Spaces limited to 100 participants.

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July 15 Navigating Copyright and Trademark Issues for Artists
Trademarks, Copyright, and Bears, Oh My!

Please join us for an informal “fireside chat” on intellectual property issues of interest to artists in CREATE VA. Everyone will have the opportunity to ask our speaker, Susan Anthony, USPTO, about any concerns you may have about trademarks and copyright, in the physical world, online, in the U.S. and internationally. Susan has over 35 years of experience in intellectual property, in the private, corporate, and government sectors, with a particular love of trademarks, copyrights, domain names, traditional cultural expressions. She wears many hats in her job and she also has spoken to many groups over the years, including teachers who need to understand IP as well as colleagues involved in the study of the American Civil War. She says she can’t be stumped, so let’s see if she’s up to the challenge!

Thursday, July 15, 9-10 am

Spaces limited to 100 participants.

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August 3 Keynote Address: Digital Ownership and NFTs

Tuesday, August 3 at 6:30pm

NYT Technology Journalist Kevin Roose will be talking to us about Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs). NFTs are a hot new thing that artists need to be aware of and understand as they are a kind of digital signature and ownership on a work.

Kevin Roose is an award-winning technology columnist for The New York Times, and the New York Times bestselling author of three books: FutureproofYoung Moneyand The Unlikely Disciple.

He is the host of “Rabbit Hole,” a New York Times-produced podcast about internet culture, and a regular guest on “The Daily,” as well as other leading TV and radio shows. He writes and speaks regularly on many topics, including automation and A.I., social media, disinformation and cybersecurity, and digital wellness.

Before joining The Times, he was a writer at New York magazine, and a host and executive producer of “Real Future,” a documentary TV series about technology and innovation.

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