Second Annual Artists Conference Registration Deadline Extended

The Alachua County Arts Council is pleased to announce that the second annual Artists Conference deadline is extended to Friday, April 28, 2023. The Artists Conference is on Friday, May 5, 2023. This year’s conference is free to all attendees and will be held at Cuscowilla Nature and Retreat Center (210 S.E. 134 Ave, Micanopy). 

Those wishing to attend should complete and return the 2023 Artists Conference Registration Form to by Friday, April 28.

Planned sessions include:

  • Poetry reading by Alachua County Poet Laureate, E. Stanley Richardson 
  • State legislative update 
  • Winning the Grant and Telling Your Story
  • Fundraising is Good Networking
  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property
  • How to Use TikTok to Market Your Brand
  • Producing “The Ashtray,” a Community Zine
  • Get Seen, Get Heard: Local Resources for Getting Your Art to the World

The Alachua County Arts Council’s mission is to “improve the quality of life of Alachua County residents by increasing exposure to the arts, expanding opportunities for creative expression by local artists, and increasing community resources for the arts.”

Arts Council Chair David Ruiz stated, “The Arts Council is the local resource for Alachua County artists, and the sessions planned will provide critical support to help our artists community succeed.”

For more information, contact Alachua County Assistant County Manager – Chief of Staff Gina Peebles at 352-538-8265 or

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