$150 / $120 Artist Trust members
Need-based and Filipinx scholarships available by request.
Led by arts leader Leilani Lewis, this class will help you sharpen your professional vision and realize your aspirations. Through assignments, exercises, and group discussion, you’ll create a 10-year vision for your artistic practice, set short- and long-term goals, and practice the professional skills you’ll need to turn your plans into action. By the end of the class, you’ll know what it takes to make it as an artist and sustain your work over the course of a career.
Goal-setting and career visioning
How to cultivate relationships with gatekeepers and other artists
Dos and donts of professional relationships
Presenting yourself and your work
Archiving and tracking your work
A 10-year vision and goals for your artistic practice
A practiced elevator speech
Tips, worksheets, and checklists
Practical advice from professional artists
*Open to artists of all disciplines and career stages.
Leilani Lewis is an arts educator and communications professional who is passionate about community building, organizational leadership, art, and culture. While working at the Northwest African American Museum, she led high impact programs that significantly impacted community engagement and outreach at the Museum. She now works for the University of Washington where she focuses on developing and advancing communications strategy for the UW President’s Race & Equity Initiative. Ms. Lewis is a board member for Shunpike and has spoken on a number of panels and presented at regional and national conferences. She holds degrees in Art History (BA) and Nonprofit Leadership (MA) from Seattle University.
All Disciplines, Artists with Disabilities, Arts-Related, Craft, Dance, Design, Emerging Fields & Cross-Disciplinary, Film/Media Arts, Folk/Traditional Arts, Literary Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Public Art, Theater, Visual Arts, Non-Profit Orgs.