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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.

August 2017

  1. This webinar, led by fundraising expert and performance producing consultant Ariel Glassman, covers the most critical factors in crowdfunding success for artists. We'll explore how to choose the best crowdfunding platform for your campaign and the strategies and tactics to put you on the path to beating your fundraising goals.

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  2. Led by artist Leilani Lewis, this workshop will cover essential skills you'll need to find and develop audiences for your work, including elevator speeches, networking, and effective communications strategies for interacting with other artists, curators, and other art-world gatekeepers. Topics covered: - Dos and don'ts of professional relationships - Elevator speeches

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September 2017

  1. In this workshop, photographer and career-planning instructor Ira Gardner provides an overview of business models to help you achieve your career goals as an artist. You'll learn what business model works for your practice, how to read and understand financial statements, and how to set and reach income goals.

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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, led by author Nicole Hardy, you'll look at examples of 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.

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  3. Artists usually want their work to speak for itself, but how you present your work on paper is often what separates artists who win awards and receive shows from the ones who don't. In this workshop, artist Greg Pierce will discuss how to successfully present your work, including artist statements, artist resumes, cover letters, and how to use them to apply for regional, national, and international grants and residencies.

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  4. Led by Ira Gardner, photographer and career-planning instructor, this workshop will help you develop an effective communications strategy for yourself and your work. Students will explore the basics of branding, including brand archetypes, logos, and typefaces, and how to use your online presence to build a platform and successfully promote yourself and your work.

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October 2017

  1. Making it in the art world is often about connections. But if you dont know many people, where do you begin? In this workshop led by creative strategist Robin Held, you'll take the first steps towards cultivating professional relationships with gatekeepers, stakeholders, influencers, funders, supporters and collaborators. Whether youre new to town, still finding your way, or more focused on making work than making connections, youll leave this workshop knowing how to effectively make contact with people you have identified as important to your success.

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November 2017

  1. 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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