The Business of Art Workshop


Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) will team up with Ruckus Makerspace for “The Business of Art: Indy’s Evolving Scene”, a workshop giving tips and guidance to artists wanting to sell their art or take better advantage of local opportunities.

The workshop will be hosted at Ruckus Makerspace, in the Circle City Industrial Complex, 1125 Brookside Ave, on Thursday, April 13th, at 7pm-8:30pm. Attendees should use Door G10 in the north end of the building, and parking is available. Admission is free.

Lasting approximately an hour, attendees to the workshop will hear 20 minute presentations by Mark Ruschman, Dan Cooper, Quincy Owens, and Luke Crawley.

Mark Ruschman, the Chief Curator of Fine Arts at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, and, formerly, the owner of Ruschman Gallery, will speak on adapting personal work to public audiences, as well as where to sell and how to prepare for tax season as an artist.

Dan Cooper, a visual artist and philosopher, as well as a Teaching Artist at the Indianapolis Art Center, and a Staff Member for the Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) “Religion, Spirituality and the Arts” Initiative, will discuss pricing art and how best to profit from sales.

Quincy Owens and Luke Crawley, the multi-disciplinary artist duo of “Owens+Crawley,” will discuss the public art side and give tips on responding to a Request For Proposal (RFP).

Register here.