GetSmArt! Workshops

Our GetSmART! Learning Series offers professional development opportunities to artists of all kinds. 



Nov.16, 2019

Copyright and Fair use for Artists 

Learn how to protect your original artworks from illegal use and infringement! Join Kim Vu-Dinh, assistant professor, and student attorneys AlJarreau Morgan and Dylan Treadwell for a special workshop on copyright and fair use laws.  

Kim Vu-Dinh, assistant professor of clinical education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and director of the Business Innovations Clinic, will lead the workshop, “Copyright and Fair use for Artists,” from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Arkansas Heritage at 1100 North St. in Little Rock.  

Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by Nov. 12. Drinks and box lunches will be provided. 

This hands-on learning experience will teach artists the ins and outs of copyright law for visual art, music and writing. Attendees who bring laptops or tablets can get help registering one of their original creations on the U.S. Copyright website. 

Vu-Dinh has focused her clinical teachings on economic development that helps small businesses. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree from CUNY School of Law. Previously, she was a Eugene Ludwig-Robert M. Cover Fellow in Law at the Community and Economic Development Clinic at Yale Law School. She also worked extensively with nonprofits and small, local businesses to help them recover after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans in 2005. 

The workshop is in collaboration with the UALR Bowen School of Law Business Innovations Legal Clinic.



Arkansas Heritage                
1100 North St.                 
Little Rock, AR


Event Date & Time: Nov. 16 • 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: Nov. 12
Cost: $15
Limit of participants: 30
Contact: Robin McClea






Nov. 9, 2019

Memoir Writing Workshop: First Draft – Chapter One

Janis F. Kearney

HELENA - Aspiring writers have the opportunity to learn from well-known author and publisher Janis F. Kearney during a one-day workshop on memoir writing.

Kearney will lead the workshop, “Memoir Writing Workshop: First Draft – Chapter One,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at The Delta Cultural Center at 141 Cherry St. in Helena. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by Friday, Nov. 1.

Kearney is a writer, publisher, journalist and instructor. She was inducted into the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame in 2016. Her workshop will include writing tips and techniques and give writers the opportunity to bring draft manuscripts for review and recommendations. Kearney will provide handouts and resource guides for writers. 

Kearney served eight years in the Clinton Presidency as a Whitehouse media affairs specialist, then as the director of public communications for the U.S. Small Business Administration. She served the last five years of Clinton’s presidency as the personal diarist to President Clinton. She has penned several books and founded a publishing company, called Writing our World Publishing.



The Delta Cultural Center                
141 Cherry St.                 
Helena, AR


Event Date & Time: Nov. 9 • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Registration deadline: Nov. 4
Cost: $15
Limit of participants: 50
Contact: Janet Perkins






Nov. 6, 2019

Develop the Budget You Need 

Brenda Maudlin

The Arkansas Arts Council will hold a GetSmART! workshop to help professionals develop the budgets they need to make their nonprofit organizations thrive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Arkansas Heritage.

Brenda Mauldin, an experienced consultant, will lead the workshop, “Develop the Budget You Need.” The workshop will discuss the key components of annual operating budgets, project and program revenue and expenses and grant application funding. Mauldin will talk about best practices for stating income sources for grants and the difference between project and grant budgets.

The workshop is designed to sharpen the skills of professionals who are responsible for creating budgets, grant writing or fundraising. Attendees should bring calculators, or cell phones with a calculator app, and their organizations’ figures to use to create their own budgets during the workshop.


Arkansas Heritage                
1100 North St.                 
Little Rock, AR 72201


Event Date & Time: Nov. 6 • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Registration deadline: Nov. 1                
Cost: $15
Limit of participants: 30
Contact: Janet Perkins