If you are a PGC member in good standing and would like to Be a Mentor or Find a Mentor fill out the form below to login. 
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We offer a comprehensive pool of mentors TO ALL PGC MEMBERS who can help you to set up, manage, and build your craft business. Mentors will offer information and support on a variety of subjects and will focus on developing your business skills rather than enhancing your artistic growth.

(*NOTE: If you are an emerging artist and would like a one-on-one relationship with a single mentor, we recommend you contact your local Chapter for recommendations).

Be A Mentor:

We need YOU!!!  You do not need to be an expert in everything.  You need be a PGC Member in good standing, have a good foundation in your subject matter, and are willing to help your fellow PGC members. Once you apply, your name and information will be put in a central list or pool.  When we receive a request for assistance or information in a particular subject area, we will search the mentor database by subject area and then match the requestor (mentee) with a mentor on the list who has experience in that subject matter. Here’s a chance for you to share your ideas, suggestions, knowledge in the area(s) you know best! You should then receive a call or text from the requestor/mentee. The result can be a single phone call or email. Or, if a good rapport develops, communications can be for as long as both parties find value in it. You may end up helping each other based on each other’s knowledge and experience in different subject areas. It may even result in building a great working relationship and/or a friendship! 

Find a Mentor:

Any PGC Member (including emerging artists, experienced artists, Master Artisans, etc.) can get assistance and/or information from the Mentor Pool free of charge. What a great benefit of being a PGC member! If you are not already a member, click here to join. We all need help in some area or another! Maybe you sell lots of merchandise at a craft show but you don’t know how to sell on Etsy. Maybe you are a fabulous jeweler but don’t know the best equipment to use to photograph your work. We have mentors who can help!

If you need help or have questions about your craft business and want information or assistance from a mentor, please fill out the form below.

Your request will be forwarded to a central contact on the FCB Committee who will match you up with 1 or multiple mentors and forward you their contact information. It will then be up to you to make the contact with the mentor(s).

Here’s some of the areas in which we will match up mentors and people looking for a mentor:

  • Business Basics (setting up a business, taxes, insurance, copywriting)
  • Marketing planning & strategy
  • Long term business planning
  • Social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  • Shopify
  • Shipping
  • Setting up a website
  • Excel
  • Finding suppliers for materials
  • Applying to Arts/Crafts fairs
  • Tips on setting up a booth for an art fair
  • Business Basics (setting up a business, taxes, insurance, copywriting)
  • Effective booth design
  • Selling to shops and galleries
  • Selling at a craft fair
  • Managing your inventory
  • Pricing your work
  • Photographing your work
  • Consignment versus wholesale sales
  • Writing an artist statement
  • Creating business logos
  • Where to go to get logos, business cards, banners designed/printed?
  • How to create your brand?
  • Preparing for a juried craft fair
  • Preparing for jurying to become a Master Artisan
  • Handling payments at craft fairs
  • Setting up a brick and mortar shop
  • Producing Art & Fine Craft shows
  • Plus anything else you can think of that is not listed here already!