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What is Create U?

Create U is a new Professional Development webinar series for artists and arts organizations in the
11-parish region in which the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge serves. Each month participants can look forward to a new and exciting speaker, whose goal is to help you expand your professional skills and knowledge.


Past Webinar Series Videos:

Courtney Scott will present “Art of Hustle” , a digital conversation about how to promote yourself, your brand while still maintaining the integrity of your soul, creativity, and wellbeing.

Instead of telling you that NOW is the time to start killing it online (when isn’t there a time for that), we want to help you leave a footprint that you can authentically celebrate.

André du Broc presents "The Artist's Business: An Entrepreneurial Approach to an Artist's Artwork". This brief workshop is designed to allow the artist to consider an entrepreneurial approach to their work. Participants will be guided through defining their audience, accessing their environment, and positioning their "brand" as a product or service solution in their respective markets.

Tax season is upon us! But never fear! We've got a brand new Webinar for you just in time to help you get those forms in order! Presenter Ralph Stephens will walk us through taxes as they relate to artists. Sales tax, property tax, income tax, payroll tax and self-employment tax.

Madeline Ellis works alongside her husband with a team of 5 as full-time jewelers. They create jewelry start to finish in their South Louisiana home studio using the ancient art of lost-wax casting. Madeline (and her husband) graduated in Landscape Architecture from LSU.