Designing Better Businesses for Artists & Creatives



Articulate This: A Weekly Lecture Series for Artists and Creatives

Articulate This is a weekly lecture series that provides resources and education on a diverse array of topics for artist and creatives who manage their businesses. Thea Fotiu Howell, The Artist’s Concierge applies her 25 years in the arts as a public arts administrator, teaching artist, museum educator, gallery owner, and visual artist to her work of “Designing Better Businesses for Artists & Creatives.” She simplifies business concepts for creative industries, making them exciting, relatable, and practical.

Upcoming Programs: 

May 20: Articulate This: Minding Your Own Business

May 29: Articulate This: 15 Tips That Increase Sales from Your Website

June 6: Articulate This: Social Media for Creatives

Register on Eventbrite here

Bring The Artist's Concierge to Your Organization

Are you part of an artist group, a creative business or organization that would benefit from a workshop or talk? Contact Thea to learn more


Past Events:


Authenticity & The Archetype

Tuesday, January 8, 9:30am-11:30am, The Frontier Building in RTP, Click here for tickets! 

Analyzing Revenue and Articulating Value in Your Art Business, Thursday, January 10, 6:30pm-8:30pm, 

Anchorlight in Raleigh  Click here for tickets! 

SMASH Event of Triangle Artworks. 

Free event, ticket required. 

Wednesday, January 30, The Frontier Building, RTP. 

Thea will be one of the industry experts for marketing at Quick Connect sessions offered during SMASH! 

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Make An Art Scene:  First Friday Downtown Raleigh Art Tour. Great for groups or individuals, and for teaching artists who want new experiences and tips for presenting visual art to an audience. Click here for tickets! 

PAST EVENTS (2018): 

Friday, December 14, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch and Learn with Triangle Artworks. Social Media Matters. Presenters: Thea Howell and Chelsey Bentley Holts at The Frontier Building in RTP. Free event. Ticket required. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

First Friday Tour: Make An Art Scene Register here: 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


Meet The Artist's Concierge: 2019 Jumpstart

Sunday, October 7, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Once Upon a Product Description 

at The Durham Art Guild  

Sunday, October 28, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Rockin' the Customer Service 

at The Durham Art Guild

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Wake County School System's "The Traditional All Arts Meeting," Cary High School

Talk: Helping Students to Decode and Comprehend a Work of Art  Through Personal Meaning

Thursday, August 23, 2018, The Arts Center, Carrboro, NC Presentation to the Board and Members of the Orange County Arts Guild on social media and the narrative for artists in business

June 24, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Durham Art Guild 

Talk: 15 Tips That Increase Sales from Your Website 

Signup for "Tips from The Artist's Concierge"