The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, the Arts Council of Greater New Haven and the Greater Hartford Arts Council are accepting registrations for "Make.Art.Work," a six-month professional practice program for Connecticut visual artists.

The first of eight workshops, titled "Goal Setting and Career Planning," will be offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Fairfield University's Bellarmine Museum of Art, 1073 N. Benson Road.

Over the course of the program, artists will have an opportunity to learn how to strengthen their ability to set and achieve career goals; increase their business knowledge and entrepreneurial skill set; and develop a network of peer artists to foster continual career support.

During the workshop, to be taught by creative career coach Jane Pollak, artists should expect to create a one-year goal; structure the calendar year to reflect that purpose by using mind maps; commit to a long-term goal; and establish the map to its achievement.

Participants may choose one workshop or register for the series. The cost is $28 for individual workshops or $170 for the Artist Cohort program, which includes all eight workshops.

To register or for information, visit or email Jeannie Thomma, project coordinator, at