Arts Mean Business Group Schedules 4 Workshops

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “How to Build Sales through Social Media” is the first in a new series of four Arts Means Business workshops this year, Youngstown State University announces.

The first two-hour workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 13, in the McDonough Museum of Art. R.J. Thompson of the College of Creative Arts & Communication and Ying Wang of the Williamson College of Business Administration are the presenters. Both are on the YSU faculty.

Arts Mean Business, in its third year, is a four-part professional development series designed to help artists thrive. The initiative is a partnership of the YSU College of Creative Arts & Communication and the Power of the Arts, with additional support from the Raymond John Wean Foundation.

The first workshop focuses on how social media are a necessity in today’s world of commerce, especially the nonprofit sector. Participants will learn various ways to turn followers and fans into dollars and sales.

Registration is available online at or by calling Cary Wecht at 330 941 2337. Parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck for $5.

Schedule of the other workshops:

  • 5:30 p.m. May 11. “Arts Advocacy – How to Advocate for Your Community,” by Donna Collins, Ohio Arts Council, at The Raymond John Wean Foundation, 147 W. Market St., Warren.
  • 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5. “Economic Impact of Galleries to a Community,” moderated by Bill Mullane, at the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St.
  • 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9, “The Changing Face of Arts Education in Ohio,” by Tim Katz of the Ohio Arts Alliance, at The Raymond John Wean Foundation.

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