Artist Education Events

Zines: A Crash Course

 

What’s a zine? Learn about this popular format of self-published, easily reproduced, self-expression and how it can benefit your artistic practice, both personally and publicly. Your voice matters, and zines are a powerful way to communicate the ideas you’re passionate about, no permission needed. Discover bookmaking techniques and discuss ways to incorporate zines into your next exhibition or event. Get ready to make, print, and share!

How to Make a Living as a Freelancer or Solo Entrepreneur: Really for Real

How to Make a Living as a Freelancer or Solo Entreprenuer: Really for Real is a straight talking but compassionate guide to building a career out of freelance work or solo entrepreneurship. We'll go from the decision to create such a career to the steps you can take to get your practice on it's feet to how to actually run and maintain a busy, stressful, but incredibly fulfilling career.

Budgeting Your Art

When applying for grant funding, or even just trying to make a budget for an artistic project, how do you predict what you need? How much should you get paid? How much can you promise to collaborators? What about supplies and space and snacks and everything else? This workshop will help you better understand artistic dollars - what you need them for, what you may not realize you could use them for, and how to calculate and estimate and cover all the bases.

Self Care for Artists: Identifying Needs, Implementing Practices

As artists on the edge of culture, many of us expend a great amount of energy and emotional resources just surviving--instead of thriving--in the world on a daily basis. It’s essential that we care for ourselves before and while we are putting our work into the world. This workshop will focus on self-care and wellness for artists; specifically, participants will learn the basics of self-care, the importance of establishing a daily ritual/routine that works for them, and identifying one’s needs.

New to Networking: A Workshop on Finding Jobs, Finding Friends, and Finding Safe(r) Spaces to Strut Your Stuff

Entering a scene as a new and/or emerging artist can be really intimidating, especially when it seems like everyone is more experienced and connected than you; for marginalized artists, simply making connections and finding supportive spaces can be particularly challenging.  Casual and judgement-free, this workshop will guide new and emerging artists through the process of networking from start to finish.  You will leave this workshop with the skills to build a network of other artists, tips on how to find and create respectful and inclusive spaces, a concrete list on where to fin

Rubbing Elbows: Creating Inclusive Creative Spaces

Too often the creative spaces we inhabit are exclusive, and the stories we hear are presented in a singular way. This conversation explores how we think about creative space and communities when we curate art and performance opportunities. Through reflection, dialogue, and group activities, this workshop challenges how we put on shows that are engaging, efficient, and inclusive among craft, genre, and identity; it considers who we involve, invite, and share opportunities with. Different communities are always rubbing elbows — lets see what we can make from that friction.

Setting Goals and Staying on Task: Time-Management Strategies for Artists

As artists, we are often our own boss, accountable only to ourselves. Sometimes it's easy to slack off, but it's also easy to set unrealistic expectations and then beat ourselves up for "failing." This workshop -- led by Katherine Glover -- explores different logistical and emotional strategies for setting goals and tracking progress, with a focus on working with our natural patterns and tendencies to set ourselves up for success.

Beyond the Book Deal: Creating Opportunities For Your Creative Writing

In this workshop, we will be exploring opportunities for finding your creative writing a home and an audience that go beyond the book deal. We will focus especially on creating opportunities with organizations that work with and for marginalized communities. This workshop will help you identify your dreams as a creative writer, and show you a potential path toward reaching those dreams.

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