Artist Entrepreneurship Workshop @ Big Sandy Area Development District Organization, Prestonsburg KY: Saturday November 3, 2018, 10 am - 4 pm

A day long workshop with one hour sessions covering diversified revenue streams for creatives, artist branding and marketing, e-commerce, preparing for adjudicated opportunities and more! Email me at jenniferareis@gmail.com for more information.


Facilitator/Course Manager @ Kauffman FastTrac entrepreneurship education program, hosted by Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, ongoing (blended, VILT, and in-person curriculum delivery).

Kauffman FastTrac® is an immersive course designed to provide information, tips, exercises and tools to help you think about your business idea. Get started on launching your company today.

FREE! For registration information, visit:



Facilitator @ SHIFT workshop hosted by AIR Institute of Berea College, Madison County Library: August 17-19, 2018

AIR Institute's SHIFT workshop is an intensive three-day workshop that brings creative and business professionals together to collaborate, plan, and challenge conventional ideas of business, art, money, and community.  Participants learn about and practice collaboration, design thinking, and business planning.


Artist Entrepreneurship Workshop @ Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), Hazard Office, Hazard KY: Saturday November 11, 2017, 10 am - 4 pm

A day long workshop with one hour sessions covering diversified revenue streams for creatives, artist branding and marketing, e-commerce, preparing for adjudicated opportunities and more!


Featured Presenter (marketing/branding and AIR Institute mini-training) @ Ready + Resilient hosted by CERF+, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN: Saturday November 18, 2017, 9 am - 5 pm

Ready + Resilient is a free program for studio artists to learn how to strengthen their careers, prepare for emergencies and get back on their feet after challenges. The event marks one year after Sevier County’s devastating wildfires that affected hundreds of artists in the area.  



Featured Presenter (social media marketing for creatives) @ Creative Industry Summit hosted by the Kentucky Arts Council, Morehead Conference Center, Morehead KY: Tuesday December 5, 2017, all day

The summit will feature morning plenary presentations and afternoon workshops on a broad array of topics for those who work in or support the creative industry at the state and local level.  More info coming soon!


Presenter (re/framing your business: business concept tools for creatives) @ Creativation hosted by the Association for Creative Industries, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ: Saturday January 2018, 2:00 - 4:00.

THE trade show by the Association for Creative Industries.  I am thrilled to be invited to lead people through an interactive workshop where creative business owners and would-be art/craft entrepreneurs will go through a number of exercises to inspire a re-imagining of their work.  We will cover the Business Model Canvas, Value Propositions, SWOT analysis, Buyer Personae Illustrator, Mindmapping Diversified Revenue Streams, Personal Mission Statements, and Action Planning.




Jennifer Reis on WMKY’s Shaping Appalachia with student Waylan Coffey about MSU’s Arts Entrepreneurship Program



WMKY feature on creative entrepreneurship presentations



MSU’s Trailblazer newspaper article on new class in Design Thinking and Rapid Prototyping



Jennifer Reis and Tom Musgrave of the Kentucky Arts Council for the 2016 Creative Industries Summit



AIR Institute @ Berea College instructor profile



Radio segment on Jennifer Reis, artist and creative entrepreneur



Jennifer A. Reis web site



LAL Artist’s Archive - artist profile with audio



Society for Contemporary Craft web article on Jennifer Reis