The Chicago Creative Expo is coming up and I’m doing a workshop about what to charge for your work. And YES, they are expecting 5,000 attendees at the Expo this year! OK, I guess they aren’t all going to be at my Workshop, but a girl can dream! My talk last year was SRO and a big hit, if I say so myself. They invited me back anyway!

I don’t do too many live events these days and certainly not for free, so come on down! The Expo is a blast and you can learn a lot. Below is a sample of some of the other terrific free Workshops. If you’re coming to the Expo and you want to say hello, let me know! brain@wordpress-284020-2736534.cloudwaysapps.com.

Jane’s workshop:
What to Charge: How to Price Your Work (see below for details)
Saturday, March 24, 3 pm
Chicago Cultural Center – 5th Floor Garland Room
78 East Washington St.
Admission: free

Expo Update
Creative Chicago Expo Update | March 23 & 24
Expo Workshops will make you smile.
Expo Workshops will make you smile.

Get ready! The 9th annual Creative Chicago Expoconnects artists, creative businesses, and organizations working in all creative fields—music, film, fashion, theater, dance, literary, visual arts, design, technology, and new media—with top local and national resources, vendors and workshops.

Friday, March 23 targets organizations and creative businesses. Saturday, March 24 targets independent artists and start-up creatives. Admission is free. Hours are 10 – 4 pm. Learn more.

A sample of workshops below…


Featured Workshops
Choose from 32 workshops and panels at the Creative Chicago Expo. Friday workshops are geared toward the needs of organizations and established creative businesses, and Saturday’s target the needs of individual creatives and start-ups. Check out some featured workshops….


Engaging and Building Audiences Through the Web | Chris Elam, GoSeeDo
Chris Elam, GoSeeDo
Chris Elam, GoSeeDo

Learn how to engage your base of support, build new audiences, and boost earned revenue potential using the new web-based platform GoSeeDo, a social and creative service that enables artists and arts organizations across genres to engage their fans directly in the booking process . Presented by Chris Elam, Artistic Director & CEO of Misnomer Dance Theater and founder of GoSeeDo.

3/23, 1:30 pm | 4th Floor Conference Room

Build a Strong Online Presence | Jennifer Rapp Peterson, IndieMade
Jennifer Rapp Peterson, IndieMade
Jennifer Rapp Peterson, IndieMade

Ever wonder how to create a website? Or what to put on your website? This session discusses learning about your audience, creating a brand, and supporting all if it with the right content and social media communication. Presented by Jennifer Rapp Peterson of IndieMade, a company that enables creatives to have a multimedia portfolio, store, blog, calendar, and social media integration on their own websites easily and affordably.

3/24, 12 noon | 4th Floor Conference Room

How to Succeed in the Art World | Paul Klein, Klein Artist Works
Paul Klein, Klein Artist Works
Paul Klein, Klein Artist Works

This session is a jam-packed, highly informative overview of how all visual artists can succeed in the art world on their terms. It’s presented by Paul Klein, creator of Klein Artist Works, a program that helps demystify the art world and assists artists in navigating their own path. For the past seven years, Klein has championed local art by writing and distributing ArtLetter, an online examination of art in Chicago that is also published in the Huffington Post.

3/24, 3 pm | Claudia Cassidy Theater
What to Charge: Pricing Your Work | Jane Hamill, Fashion Brain Academy
Jane Hamill, Fashion Brain Academy
Jane Hamill, Fashion Brain Academy
This workshop will cover the simple five-step process for pricing any work, how to have the confidence to look someone in the eye and name the price, and the one thing every creative person needs to know before they start selling anything. Whether it’s a painting, sculpture, or garment, knowing what to charge and the ability to ask for the sale can make the difference between being solvent and going broke. Presented by Jane Hamill, founder of Fashion Brain Academy.
3/24/12, 3 pm | 5th Floor Garland Room



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