Foundation U: Features of a Great Artist Headshot


Clayton Spangler | October, 2017 Share Tweet We are all familiar with the adage, “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” Within seconds of viewing your headshot, people will make a number of assumptions about your level of professionalism, how skilled you are at your art form, and what it will be like to conduct…

Foundation U: 5 Benefits of Joining the Creative Network


Renée Margocee | September, 2017 Share Tweet In late 2015, the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts surveyed West Virginia artists and creative entrepreneurs to learn more about their artistic practices and how the Foundation can best serve those pursuing arts-centered businesses. We were amazed at the number of makers who took time to share their stories with us. Thanks to…

Watch the How to Build a WordPress Website for Artists Presentation


We welcomed Shaun Dover of the Brooklyn, NY and Charleston, WV-based MESH Design and Development to present on the second topic in our Speaker Series, How to Build a WordPress Website for Artists. Shaun walked attendees through setting up and adding content to a website using WordPress. The foundation is hosting Accelerate Your Growth: A Creative Entrepreneur Speaker Series through the end of 2016. The series features…

Watch the Plotting Your (Low-fuss) Plan for Digital Marketing Presentation


We welcomed Carling McManus and Jennifer Susman of the Charleston, WV-based 84 Agency to present on the first topic in our Speaker Series, Plotting Your (Low-fuss) Plan for Digital Marketing. Carling and Jen gave an overview of communications platforms available to use as part of a well-rounded digital marketing strategy for artists in West Virginia and provided three case studies of artists who are…

Foundation U: Watch the Demystifying Website Building for West Virginia Artists and Creatives Webinar


This week, we presented our first webinar training as part of Tamarack Foundation U, our professional development and education program for West Virginian artists and creatives. Demystifying Website Building for West Virginia Artists and Creatives was hosted by foundation Program Director Emma Pepper, and the presentation was led by Megan Bullock of MESH Design and Development with support from Robbie Sherrard. Fifty-three creatives from…

Foundation U: 5 Features of a Good Artist Website


It takes 50 milliseconds for a website visitor to assess a first impression. This first impression translates to an understanding of the level of professionalism in your approach to your business – including assumptions about your skill levels and what it will be like to conduct business with you. To learn what it takes to make a good impression, let’s dissect…

Tamarack Foundation U Webinar: Demystifying Website Building for WV Artists & Creatives


On Thursday, June 9, noon – 1 pm, we will host Give it to Me Straight: Demystifying Website Building for WV Artists & Creatives, featuring presenter Megan Bullock from MESH Design & Development. This webinar is free. Whether you’re starting from scratch or have a website that needs a refresh, we will discuss what you need to know to make a confident decision about next steps. We’ll…

Foundation U: How & Where Should I Invest My Time in Digital Marketing Efforts?


We have created a new system to bring our business education and training efforts to you. As part of Tamarack Foundation U, we will dive deep into a topic for three months – covering a wide variety of angles through blog posts, webinars, Q&A’s with experts, articles added to our Resource Library, and more. Our training efforts will be summarized…