Lane Arts Council is continually working to support artists, creatives, makers, and arts organizations in Lane County. In partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division, we offer professional development workshops and panel discussions to strengthen the capacity of artists, arts organizers and arts organizations.

Registration Pricing

Attend one workshop $20
Attend any two workshops $40
Attend any three workshops $50
Attend any four workshops $65



Tuesday, January 29th, 2019, 4-6pm
Hult Center, Maurie Jacobs Community Room

Presented by Carole Jean Marine (artist, teacher and author) and Liora Sponko (empowerment coach for creatives and Executive Director of Lane Arts Council)

As artists and creatives, you are clearly passionate about your creative expression but might be struggling to make real progress on your goals. Often we are stopped from taking action because of the fears and disempowering stories we tell ourselves. This workshop will help you uncover your path to creative success by transforming your fear into inspired action. You will develop empowering mindset tools to help you focus on your creative practice, build your business, or accomplish any goals you desire! This workshop will be co-facilitated by a working artist and empowerment coach and will focus on three important areas:

  • Uncover the fears and stories that get in your way
  • Get clear on your vision and goals
  • Become inspired to take action!


Tuesday, February 19th, 2019, 4-6pm
Hult Center, Maurie Jacobs Community Room

Presented by Patricia Morrison, founder of Inner Fire, Outer Light

Artists are often told that enjoying the process of making the work should be enough.  They are undervalued, overwhelmed and unsupported, while being some of the hardest working, most visionary and skilled people around.  Time to turn that determination, vision, and hard-won skill into a thriving creative life and livelihood. Explore strategies and pathways to income, and create a personalized plan to:
  • Discern and map out a path to the life and income you seek
  • Gain the creative livelihood skills you need
  • Identify and overcome obstacles
  • Build an integrated creative livelihood and personal life


Wednesday, March 13th, 2019, 4-6pm
Hult Center, Studio

Presented by Mindy Linder, Downtown Programs Manager for City of Eugene Cultural Services

There is no better way to build bridges and cultivate community than through the shared experience of the arts. Join artists and creative professionals in this workshop to explore the “nuts and bolts” of producing cultural events from vision, logistics, partners, permitting, and funding. Together we will delve into various modes of participation in arts consumption, how to be intentional about place and layers of engagement, expand your network(s) of partners, de-mystify the City of Eugene’s permitting process for public spaces, and review a plethora of funding opportunities that are available for groups and individuals looking to produce cultural events and happenings for the community.


Tuesday, April 16th, 2019, 4-6pm
Hult Center, Maurie Jacobs Community Room

How do you create visibility for yourself and your practice as an independent artist? This can feel like a challenge if you lack access to consistently available resources and exhibition space. In this workshop, a panel of working artists will share their strategies and experiences for building support, expanding their audiences, and growing their networks. Panelists reflect a diversity of individual approaches and are artists working across a range of mediums, from street art and installation to painting, sculpture and multimedia.

Discover ways to expand your online presence, increase income possibilities, and integrate practices to build visibility and self-promotion into your everyday artistic life. This workshop will get you thinking about how to leverage your own resources and connections to create opportunities for yourself locally and beyond.



Workshops are presented in partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division.

Please contact Program Manager Stacey Ray at or 541-485-2278 with any questions.