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Workshops + Events

Artist Trust offers business practices programming, networking opportunities, and resources for artists of all disciplines to establish and maintain successful careers.

October 2017

  1. In this slow-paced, two-day workshop, you will create a portfolio-based website that is easy to customize and update. Artist and software professional Thomas Ruble will walk you through the creation of a website using Squarespace, covering the basics and making room for personalization as you follow along. You'll leave the workshop with your own artist website with pages for standard content, including a gallery, a newsfeed, and artist information. Websites will be mobile-friendly and will link to social media. You will select and purchase your own domains at the beginning of the class.

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November 2017

  1. The “elevator speech” is often used in the business world. It’s based on the idea that you only have the time it takes to get from the top to bottom floor of a building to introduce yourself and your work. Practice telling your story, and learn effective networking techniques to build on the connections you make in the arts community. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be more comfortable talking about yourself and your work and be prepared for your next networking opportunity.

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  2. Artist statements are hard to write, but they're an important tool for artists working in any discipline. In this workshop, you'll learn the basics of writing successful artist statements and create your own. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a solid statement to use for grant, residency, or fellowship applications, on your website, and/or in your portfolio. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Auburn Department of Parks, Art & Recreation.

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  3. Led by activist and sculptor Humaira Abid, this workshop will help you find audiences and markets for your work. You'll learn strategies for effective communications and how to develop goals, objectives, and an action plan. The workshop will also include discussion of press releases, websites, elevator speeches, and networking to help you build your audience online and in person.

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