Arts Business Learning Exchange (ABLE)
Congratulations to our 2014 ABLE artists! Participants include: Cherie Antle, Seth Brauchler, Robin Zefers Clark, Leigh Ann Cledgett, Mary Dallas, Audrey Dowling, Barbara Fox, Theresa Heinz, Deborah Lanni, Julie Mader, Tom Martin, Rick Minard, Penelope Minner, Michael Morgan, Laura Piccioli, Barbara Procter, Philip Procter, Helen Ruggieri, Dianne Soule, and Carey Ann Welch.
The Arts Business Learning Exchange (ABLE) project, produced by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC), is a free six-month learning program for 20 artists with a focus on technology, online marketing, and e-commerce. Monthly sessions will cover a variety of topics geared toward artists including building and maintaining a website, customer acquisition and internet marketing, selling artwork online (etsy, ebay, etc.), and using social media. In addition to monthly in-person meetings, the program will include moderated discussion sessions with fellow artists, individual business and marketing consultations, inclusion in CCAC’s Art on Main online store, and a public lecture series covering arts business related topics.