Professional Development Director

Program development and implementation to increase business skills and management capacity of artists and arts managers.


Doctor of Business Administration Student & Adjunct Faculty

Golden Gate Gate University Ageno Business School. 


Business of Art: An Artist’s Guide to Profitable Self-Employment – Third Edition

Amy Kweskin authored chapters on: Business Model Canvas application to arts businesses and Strategic Planning

Published by Center for Cultural Innovation

Available for purchase

Published 2021

Saint Mary's College Student Advisor & Adjunct Faculty

Individual course development and instruction for professional dancers in the LEAP: Liberal Education for Arts Professionals program of Saint Mary's College. Students located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Current
See 2021 LEAP graduates!


Strategic Planning

Working in partnership with Phil Kohlmetz for fundraising planning and executive coaching, and in collaboration with The Berkeley Group for marketing research. Fully facilitated using online platforms.


Strategic Planning

Fully facilitated using online platforms. Staff and Board are guided in their collaborative work to create an actionable and ambitious strategic plan.


Program Development, Facilitation

California College for the Arts in collaboration with Intersection for the Arts presented CCA SPARKS to guide a cohort of students in developing business plans. The program moved from in-person to online platform during quarantine and culminated in a competitive public webinar pitch session at which funds were awarded.

2020 & 2021

Strategic Planning

Funded by the California Arts Council. 


Strategic Planning

Consulting facilitation of strategic plan and development of business operations plan. Funded by the Hewlett Foundation. 2019-2020

Reimagining Arts Business Models

Research project investigating new approaches to arts business models for real estate ownership in Oakland. Funded by Zellerabach Family Foundation, Rainin Foundation and California Arts Council.

Business of Being an Artist

Presented 13 week course to graduate and undergraduate students in the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business and Public Policy. Course presentations included guest instructors and a capstone presentation at Google Community Space. A professional development program of Intersection for the Arts. 2018 and 2020

Mills and Intersection Accelerator cohorts at Google Community Space following Capstone Presentations

Strategic Planning

Facilitating organization-wide strategic planning process to engage internal and external stakeholders in articulation of a 5-year plan. 2018-2019

What Now

Support for recent art school graduates to launch their arts careers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pilot cohort 2019.

Strategic Planning Phase 1

Facilitated strategic planning committee, guided community meetings, engaged executive committee, and conducted online survey to aid alliance in identifying strategic priorities.

Business Development Workshops for Musicians

Session 1: What Drives Your Music Business? Articulating Vision + Values = Mission. Session 2: Compose Your Business Pathway! Constructing a Business Model Canvas.

State of the Arts 2018 - Session Facilitation

Facilitated session on the topic of mapping Professional Development needs in your career and business evolution.

Business Coaching

Provided business coaching with underwriting from Center for Cultural Innovation Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant.

Speed Coaching and Session Facilitation

Annual Conference session facilitation on the topic of Fiscal Sponsorship. Additionally, provided speed coaching to TBA members.

Professional Development Training

Presented business development workshop and facilitated one-to-one business coaching.

Sponsorship and Earned Income Panelist

Participated in panel exploring earned income opportunities for artists in partnership with Independent Arts & Media.
2018 and 2019