Florida International University

Artists, non-profit organizations and business owners can learn how to map out their futures at a workshop Saturday, July 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 Northwest 22nd Ave. in Miami. 

Sponsored by the Diaspora Arts Coalition, the workshop will focus on how to adjust to an ever-changing economy and how to use individual strengths to develop future business models.

“This is part of a workshop series we’ve been doing for a while, and this one in particular centers around the current economic climate,” said Johnny Sanders, the coalition president.

The Diaspora Arts Coalition, made up of more than 50 cultural organizations and artists of color, works to support the arts in the African-American community. It works to help artists and organization create joint marketing and advertising programs and to promote facilities such as the Cultural Arts Center and the Joseph Caleb Auditorium, which offer multicultural programming.

One workshop goal is to help African-American artists learn the skills to market and sell their work.

“We help them maximize their art and make a platform for themselves,” Sanders said.

The cost of the workshop is $10 for coalition members and $20 for non-members.

For more information or to RSVP for the workshop, call 305-244-2158 or email diasporaartscoalition2009@gmail.com.