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Art World Conference is a convening of artists and arts professionals focused on actionable information on business and financial health to build and sustain careers in the arts. The conference includes panel discussions and in-depth workshops addressing many of the unique opportunities and challenges faced by visual artists and arts professionals who work closely with artists. Topics range from sales, marketing, grants, taxes, managing debt, building credit, and investing to defining value, new technologies, legacy planning, and growing and sustaining community. The emphasis of all programming is on personal and professional development and empowerment. More information is available at:


Our mission is to provide an inclusive platform where a diverse group of artists and arts professionals learn tangible skills, are directed to relevant resources, explore options for sustainability at all stages in their careers, and feel the support of community. In addition to addressing market-driven economic realities, we foreground creative solutions and the solidarity economy.

Art World Conference is organized by Dexter Wimberly, entrepreneur and independent curator, and Heather Bhandari, independent curator and co-author of Art/Work, the leading professional development guide for artists. We believe business skills are crucial to the sustainability of an artist’s career. Setting and identifying goals, getting organized, and achieving financial health can create opportunities and resources for the implementation of ambitious and creative ideas. Art World Conference aims to equip you with these tools.

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