Archipelago Director Lisa Mossel Vietze (left) with Andrea Beaulieu of Studio Linear at last year’s conference
Archipelago Director Lisa Mossel Vietze (left) with Andrea Beaulieu of Studio Linear at last year’s conference
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The fifth annual Artists & Makers Conference, offering tips and strategies to help start and grow arts-related businesses in Maine, will take place Friday, April 6, from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Point Lookout in Northport. Hosted by Archipelago and the Island Institute, the conference is open to all artists and makers who live and produce work in Maine.

Workshop sessions at the conference offer three themed tracks — foundational, transformational, and inspirational — with presentations for those just starting a business, those looking to grow their business, and those interested in tips for maintaining fulfillment, passion and inspiration in their business. Other highlights include networking opportunities and a PechaKucha-style event.

The keynote presentation will be by Peter Korn, founder and executive director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport. Other speakers at the conference will include Kate McAleer of Bixby & Co., jewelry designer Maggie Bokor, art historian Daniel Kany, curator and photographer Denise Froehlich, Julie Horn of the Maine Arts Commission, Andrea Beaulieu of Studio Linear, and porcelain ceramic artist Tim Christensen.

Early-bird registration for the 2018 Artists & Makers Conference is open through March 17 at $30 per person. After the 17th, registration will cost $35 per person. All tickets include a light breakfast, lunch, fruit and beverages. To register or view a complete agenda, visit www.islandinstitute.org/archipelago. Contact Archipelago Director Lisa Mossel Vietze at 596-0701 with any questions regarding registration or the conference.