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Welcome to the ArtTable DC Chapter website!

Here you will find chapter information, news about the DC region's art scene, and listings of ArtTable DC programs and events.

Please continue to use the main site, arttable.org for in-depth information about ArtTable, to find national program listings, register for programs here, join here, nominate potential members here, and learn about what other chapters are doing.

 
Career Development Panel: Consulting & Freelancing - Making the Leap

Career Development Panel: Consulting & Freelancing - Making the Leap

Panelists

  • Alison McNeil, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, McNeil Creative Enterprises

  • Carlyn Madden, Principal, Carlyn Madden Consulting Services

  • Edith Graves, Director of Communications, Anthony Wilder Design/Build and Studio E Partners

  • Marsha Semmel, Principal, Marsha Semmel Consulting, formerly Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Our Conversation: Highlights

"My team, including lawyers and accountants, help me stay accountable so I can focus on the work I love." - Alison McNeil

Useful external resources for freelancers: SCORE, How I Built This, Xero, non-arts consulting friends for objective opinions, financial planners and accountants, creating a board of directors out of trusted advisors from multiple sectors

Q: What is the reality of crossing into freelance?

Carlyn: The importance of setting up a business around core values, which allows you to keep those you manage accountable

Alison: A good freelancer must understand the intentions of their clients.

Edith: The freelancer has to be the decision maker.

Marsha: The need to be proactive, not reactive.

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Studio Tours: The Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market

Studio Tours: The Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market