TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - Cherokee Nation is offering a new series of workshops to provide artists with key business development support.

The workshops are led by Cherokee National Treasures Vivian Garner Cottrell and Troy Jackson, as well as Cherokee artist MaryBeth Timothy.

Hosted at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. the workshops are open to the public and free to attend with prior registration, available at www.VisitCherokeeNation.com.

Attendance is limited to 20 participants each, with preference given to Cherokee Nation citizens.

Workshops include:

July 10: Connecting with Customers Online - MaryBeth Timothy

Learn how to use social media and other resources to grow a following, connect with customers and share your work. This class also teaches students how to use Canva’s tools and resources to craft compelling product descriptions, stories and more.

Aug. 2: Tax Primer for Artists - Vivian Cottrell 

This class is a one stop shop for everything you need to know about taxes and reporting. Students will learn about setting up and filing tax reports, as well as tips on recording requirements and income tax filing.

Sept. 14: Working with a Foundry - Troy Jackson

Learn from a Cherokee National Treasure the twelve basic steps of producing a bronze sculpture from start to finish. This includes information on materials, tools, supplies needed to make the transition and what is expected of both the foundry and the artist.

This workshop series was made possible by the Cherokee Artist Recovery Act. Signed into law by Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner in 2022, the act aims to give relief to Cherokee artists negatively impacted by COVID-19. The act invests in artists through the acquisition of authentic Cherokee art, cultural classes, market support and facility enhancements.

The Cherokee Arts Center is located at 212 S. Water Ave.