Professional Practice is Lane Arts Council’s professional development program for artists and creatives. Participants learn together through an ongoing series of workshops.

Workshops feature presentations from regional and national experts, individual and group work, and assignments to be completed following the workshop.

Artists are highly encouraged to sign up for the full series to benefit from ongoing learning and a collaborative learning cohort.

Registration closed.

Thank you for joining us in our 2021 workshop series!

2021 Workshops & Discussions

 #1 Creative Resilience for Artists

WORKSHOP: Tuesday, March 2nd, 4:30-6pm
Presented by Marie Schumacher, Creative Resilience Coach and Founder of PDX Vox
Portland, OR

DISCUSSION: Tuesday, March 16th, 4:30-6pm
Facilitated by Katie Schuessler, Founder of Inner Visions Studio
Brooklyn, NY

The pandemic has created many challenges for artists. We’re not able to collaborate with our peers or connect with our audiences in person, and participating in live artistic events still feels risky and difficult. And while we are used to embracing ambiguity as artists, the stresses of the time can make it hard to stay motivated and on track with our work.

This workshop is designed for dedicated artists who want to reconnect with their inspiration and establish a more effective and rewarding way to walk the artist’s path during the remainder of the pandemic. Read more

#2 Financial Wellness for Creatives

WORKSHOP: Tuesday, March 30th, 4:30-6pm
Presented by Brooke Benson, Financial Coach and Founder of Not Starving Artists
Sarasota, FL

DISCUSSION: Tuesday, April 13th, 4:30-6pm
Facilitated by Robert Killen, Lane Small Business Development Center Director, Advisor, and Instructor
Eugene, OR

Are you confused about how to manage your money with an inconsistent income? Are you frustrated with how little our schools taught us about finances? Join Brooke Benson from Not Starving Artists in her hands-on financial workshop for creative freelancers! You will be leaving with practical tools and knowledge to manage your money and plan for your financial future, as well as beginning the journey to reframe your money mindset: moving away from the “Starving Artist” trope and towards financial freedom. Read more

#3 Developing Your Digital Presence

WORKSHOP: Tuesday, April 27th, 4:30-6pm
Presented by Ceylon Mitchell II, Founder and Co-Owner of M3 | Mitchell Media & Marketing, LLC
Washington D.C.

DISCUSSION: Tuesday, May 11th, 4:30-6pm
Facilitated by Raychel Kolen, Founder and Marketing Principal of Muse Marketing + Design
Eugene, OR

This workshop is designed to teach best practices and innovative approaches for individual artists to enhance their authentic digital presence, grow their audiences, and succeed in a 21st-century landscape. Takeaways include the essential elements of an artist statement, composing a visual identity for owned media, building community, diving into the nuts of bolts of a social media strategy, and exploring other digital strategies. Read more

Workshops are presented by Lane Arts Council, and sponsored by City of Eugene Cultural Services and Columbia Bank.

Please contact Nyx Veliz at or 541-485-2278 with any questions.