Professional craft artists in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties and the Qualla Boundary have a $3,000 incentive to create or update their business plans.
Over the next three months, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will host a series of eight free seminars designed to address needs of and challenges faced by craft artists who own – or aspire to own – a business.
At the conclusion of the series, participants will have the tools they need to develop their own creative business plans that they can enter in the competition for their respective counties. The winner will receive a $3,000 prize, and his/her art will be featured in three exhibitions – one in each county. The winner of the $3,000 grand prize will be announced the week of May 25.