We offer affordable professional development workshops for creatives and arts administrators.

Tuition is waived for those facing financial hardship. Contact us to request a scholarship. Our webinars use Zoom’s automated captions (also known as live transcription) feature. For in-person workshops, American Sign Language interpreters and other reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

For Individuals


This series is designed to increase the business savvy of our region’s artists

Exploring Mural Contracts
February 26, 5:00-6:30 PM
Metro Theater Company, 3311 Washington
Simiya Sudduth, whose creative practice includes painting murals, will show examples of their work and explain how well-crafted agreements can avoid misunderstandings. Then Matt Belz, Clayton Plaza Law Group, will review a model mural commission agreement.

Intro to Sync Licensing
April 1, 5:00-6:30 PM
Metro Theater Company, 3311 Washington
Uncover the secrets of music synchronization success with pop production duo, The Belief Cycle. Join producers Ryan Marquez and Drew Mantia as they share insights from their numerous sync licensing placements on networks like The CW, MTV, BET, VH1, and more. As Recording Academy members, they’ll provide practical tips to make your music stand out to music supervisors. Don’t miss this career-boosting learning opportunity.

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March 9, 9:30 AM-Noon
High Low Listening Room, 3301 Washington in Grand Center

Do you have pressing questions about copyright or trademark? Our speaker Benjamin Siders, Lewis Rice. Twenty-minute one-on-one consultations with a lawyer will follow his presentation. (Register below)


May 18, 9:30 AM-Noon
High Low Listening Room, 3301 Washington in Grand Center

Whether you’re thinking about forming a limited liability company or already have one, find out if this business structure really is for you. Glynnetta Haymon, Haymon Law Office, will cover all the basics, including how to establish and run an LLC, operating agreements, when you can be held personally liable and how LLCs are taxed. Twenty-minute consultations with lawyer-accountant teams will follow.

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For Organizations


Spring 2024

This two-session seminar is co-presented by the Arts and Education Council, Missouri Arts Council and Regional Arts Commission. The first session covers working with a board of directors, marketing, fund-raising, and financial management. Participants receive a 75-page manual. Tuesday’s interactive, jargon-free session will help you develop an approach to planning that answers your organization’s big questions and enables your staff and board members to think and act strategically. Learn together: tuition is $20 and $5 for each additional person from the same organization who attends. Sorry, no discounts for attending just one session.

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Fall 2024

This hands-on training for users with little or no accounting or QuickBooks experience is team taught by Anders CPAs + Advisors. The training will cover QuickBooks Online and includes presentations on bookkeeping basics and payroll. Tuition is $40 per organization plus $15 for each additional person from the same organization. Free parking will be available.

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