The Business of Art: Making Money with Your Passion

Yellow paint on brick wall silhouette of a woman working at a laptop

Date: June 13-14, 2020 (Summer)
Medium: NA
Instructor: Todd Stuart (email)
Skill Level: All

Do you want to learn how to start developing your passion into a thriving business? While there are no magic formulas, there are skills that any Artist can apply to turn their passion into making money. From markets and marketing to revenues and costs, learn the basics of running your arts business. Open to Artists of all disciplines.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Miami University has officially cancelled all face-to-face classes for the first summer term. This unfortunately means that CraftSummer must cancel our program scheduled for April and June.

Currently we are in the process of rescheduling some workshops to run towards the end of July. We will update our website as soon as we have dates and classes lined up.

We are also exploring the concept of creating workshop style classes to be offered online with the hopes of having a few classes available this year. It will include personal instruction, demos, live critiques and live feedback from the instructors. More info will follow soon.

We wish you well. Stay safe.


Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.


Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $10-20*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.


About the Instructor

Todd Stuart is the Director of Arts Management & Entrepreneurship at Miami University. He holds an MFA and MBA from the University of South Carolina and a BA from the University of Florida. In his current role he teaches artists the foundational skills in the business and entrepreneurship. Prior to teaching, he worked as freelance artist and entrepreneur.

Todd is the Vice President of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education and a Strategic National Arts Project Research Affiliate.