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Your Art is Your Business with sculptor John Magnan

November 1, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


In these sessions, sculptor John Magnan will introduce the basic information artists need to establish themselves as a business. In the first session (Nov. 1), John will cover topics ranging from why and how to set up a sole proprietorship, filing taxes, the importance of record keeping, and the real relationship between time and money. In the second session (Nov. 8) he will share his observations and experiences regarding income streams, contracts and commissions, artistic copyright, and moral rights.

Peer-to-Peer Sessions is a free and accessible (mostly) online series geared to enrich, educate and connect creatives through a series of workshops and training sessions. New Bedford is the home of artists, creatives, change makers, designers, entrepreneurs and community enthusiasts and the Peer-to-Peer Sessions embraces the pulse that makes New Bedford so unique while expanding our knowledge and connections.

Funding is provided by MassDevelopment/TDI and the Barr Foundation. Peer-to-Peer Sessions is one component of a larger “TDI Creative Cities” initiative to support arts-based economic development.

More about John Magnan:

John Magnan is a local artist creating one-of-a-kind sculptures, installations, and exhibitions on commission and in pursuit of his own creative goals.

He has created three solo traveling exhibitions: body image | body essence, to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and now on permanent exhibit at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia; Strangers in Class, addressing issues of economic inequality; and, Thor’s Hammer, reimagining the imagery of Marvel comics to address contemporary socio-political topics.

John has also created a dozen permanent public sculpture installations in hospital, corporate and urban settings, including a national project with Eli Lilly and Co., and an extensive installation at the UMass School of Law.

After a successful program management career John returned to school, completing the Post-Bacc program at Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, preparing him to attend the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth where he earned an MFA in sculpture. He has been twice featured on CBS News Sunday Morning.

Find out more about John Magnan: www.johnmagnan.com


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