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Foundation U: New Market & Presentation Opportunities

Renée Margocee | January 15, 2018

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 the 500 artists who responded, we were able to identify common issues facing West Virginia creatives today.

Four themes surfaced again and again:

  • Guidance on how to gain access to viable market opportunities and connect with new buyers
  • The desire for a stronger support network for creative entrepreneurs
  • Strategies for responding to the loneliness facing many artists working in isolation
  • The need for a resource library featuring best practices for those pursuing the business of art


We responded by creating a monthly Market & Presentation Opportunities blog post that connects you with up to date opportunities for selling and showcasing your work in West Virginia and beyond our state’s borders. The new digital platform is designed to directly address the issues facing many artists across West Virginia.




Find links to local, regional, and national opportunities by visiting the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts website blog post or better yet, sign up for our email newsletter which includes a link to the monthly Market & Presentation Opportunities blog post.

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About the Author

Renée Margocee is a potter and Executive Director of Tamarack Foundation for the Arts based out of Charleston, West Virginia.

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About Tamarack Foundation U

As part of Tamarack Foundation U, the Tamarack Foundation team dives deep into a training topic for three months – covering a wide variety of angles through blog posts, webinars, Q&A’s with experts, articles added to the Resource Library, and more. Join our email list as an Artist to keep up with these efforts.