Do It Yourself Success: Plan and Grow Your Dream Project

Workshop

Do It Yourself Success: Plan and Grow Your Dream Project

Presented by Eleanor C. Whitney, the author of Grow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job!,  this workshop will focus on giving you the tools you need to make the project of your dreams a success. Whether its establishing a regular creative practice, launching a small business or organization, planning an exhibition or tour, or selling handmade goods, this workshop will help you articulate a mission, set goals, and find resources for your dream project.  An interactive session, you will work with other participants in small groups to set and share your projects, articulate your goals and identify areas where your need to find additional resources to bring your project to fruition. Come with an idea you want to develop and expect to leave with concrete steps to take to actualize your project and the motivation that comes with  knowing you are part of a strong community of DIY creators and entrepreneurs. 

Description of Grow:

Grow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job! is a practical field guide for creative people with great ideas for independent projects that shows the way to success and sustainability on one's own terms. Whether their projects are based in independent publishing, music, food, art, craft, activism or community work, Grow enables readers to clarify their project vision, get organized, set goals, create a plan, raise funds for, market, and manage their do-it-yourself project. The book is full of real-life inspiration and creative business advice from successful, independent businesses owners and creative people with projects that began in the do-it-yourself spirit. Grow is published by Cantankerous Titles, an imprint of Microcosm Publishing. You can find out more at http://growdiy.com

This workshop is co-presented by A Gathering of Stitches.
Opening in the summer of 2013, A Gathering of Stitches is a workshop studio for those practicing the fiber and textile arts. Our mission is to foster learning, expression, and development of needlework, to help people make useful, beautiful, and enduring items.
 

Saturday
June 15, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
location:
SPACE Gallery annex
534 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
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