The Florida Division of Arts & Culture has offered professional development workshops for artists since 2007. These workshops provide training on issues artists face in making a business of their art, including strategic planning, communications and marketing, and budgeting and financial planning. Our next workshop will also include a session on disaster preparedness and resources. The facilitators are working professional artists themselves, and they will share tools and strategies to help you gain self-sufficiency as artists.

The next professional development workshop will be held February 24-26, 2023 at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers.

The workshop will be given free of charge. The only expenses are:
·         Transportation to/from Fort Myers
·         Hotel accommodations if needed (we have worked out a discount rate with a nearby hotel)
·         A small fee (to be determined) for catered lunches and snacks.

The workshop is open to professional artists who are Florida residents and are not currently students. Approximately 22 artists will be selected to attend.

If you would like to apply for the workshop, please complete the form at

The application will be available until February 8, 2023.

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