COPPeR staff and board work to present workshops to arts organizations and artists in meaningful topic areas such as marketing, intellectual property law, audience development, governance and other best practices. We also offer videos of these trainings available online.
Past Boot Camps
Disaster Preparedness, Recovery and Response
“Emergencies are not always what you expect. That is why they’re called emergencies.”
Our community has recently experienced our fair share of emergencies, both natural and man made. Learn how, as an artist or arts organization, to ease the recovery process following a disaster, as well as how to prepare yourself for these unexpected crises in the future.
Check out our emergency resource packet, as well as a review of the bootcamp and a sample crisis communications plan (courtesy of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitor’s Bureau).
Sell Your Art Bootcamp
The circuit of summertime arts festivals provides a great way for visual artists to sell work to a new group of buyers. Locally, both the Pikes Peak Arts Fest and Commonwheel’s Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival serve hundreds of artists with weekend long events. There are some tricks to the trade, though, and a panel of festival directors and artists will walk you through some of the “how-to’s” to find the right festival, make the application process easier, set up and market your booth, and turn the festival weekend into an opportunity for big sales.
Trademarks and You
Whether you are a business or an individual, if you sell goods and services, then you have a brand. Join Brenda Speer and Danette Lilja with BL Speer & Associates to learn more about trademarks and how to use them to protect your brand.