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Artist Trust’s Fall Career Training Workshops for Washington Artists of All Disciplines

For Immediate Release:

Take control of your arts career! Register now for one (or more) of these exciting professional development workshops for artists of all disciplines across Washington State. Many workshops are free, or offer discounts to Artist Trust members. Brought to you by Artist Trust’s Creative Career Center!

ARTIST TRUST AT LARGE
Free one-hour presentations around the state about how Artist Trust can help give your arts career a boost.

    Thursday, September 12, 2013, 5:30-6:30pm :: Auburn City Hall
    Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 5-6pm :: Regional Theatre of the Palouse, Pullman
    Friday, September 27, 2013, 5:30-7pm :: Community Center of Tonasket
    Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6:30-8pm :: Stevenson Community Library
    Sunday, November 17, 2013, 2-3pm :: Oak Harbor Library

Monday, October 14, 2013, 6-8:30pm :: Seattle City Hall
AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE: NEW OPTIONS FOR ARTISTS
    Get all the info you need on what your options and requirements are for health insurance, have an opportunity to speak with healthcare advocates, and enroll on the spot.
    Cost: Free

Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20, 2013, 9am-5pm :: Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle
THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
    Jumpstart or refresh your photographic career with this two-day interactive workshop: gain an overview of the current landscape for artists; learn about essential resources like legal advice, funding opportunities and new tools for promoting your work; participate in peer-evaluation; receive insights from a working artist; and round off your weekend experience with a networking event to present your work and goals in the photographic arts.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 6-7pm :: Online Webinar
APPLYING FOR THE TWINING HUMBER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
    A free one-hour webinar offering general information for nominators and nominees of the 2014 Twining Humber Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is available to Washington State female visual artists, age 60 or over, who have dedicated 25 or more years of their life to creating art.

October 2013 :: Date TBA :: Online Webinar
TECHNOLOGY FOR ARTISTS SERIES: “DIGITAL DETAILS: HOW TO FORMAT YOUR ARTWORK IMAGES”
    Learn what artists need to know about working with digital image files, including when/how to use various file formats, how to size images in the right resolution, and information on backing up your files.

October 2013 :: Date TBA :: Seattle
TECHNOLOGY FOR ARTISTS SERIES: “DIY WEBSITES FOR ARTISTS”
    Every artist needs to be online now to expand their reach and increase their opportunities. Learn more about opportunities to share your work online and some great options for DIY websites for artists. 

Saturday & Sunday, November 2-3, 2013, 9am-4pm :: White River Valley Museum, Auburn
I AM AN ARTIST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
    Say “I Am An Artist!” and jumpstart or refresh your arts career! This interactive workshop for artists of all disciplines includes:
      • Work Samples That Look Great
      • Writing a Killer Artist Statement, Résumé & Cover Letter
      • Pursuing Funding, Showing & Performing Opportunities
      • Online Promoting & Marketing
      • Learn from Successful Artists: Q&A
      • Feedback from Your Peers
      • Rock Your Elevator Speech

    Guest Presenter: Anne Blackburn, “Alternative Venues”
    Artist Panelists: MalPina Chan, visual art;  Allen Braden, literary arts; Stephanie Skura, performing arts; Leonel Pena Woolff, film/media arts
    Cost: $145 (Artist Trust members $125)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 5:30-7pm :: The AVCA Gallery, Auburn
ELEVATOR SPEECH NETWORKING EVENT FOR ALL DISCIPLINES
    Expand your network of contacts while simultaneously polishing your ever-important elevator speech. Artists of all disciples are invited to this unique and valuable opportunity.
    Cost: Free

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 5:30-7:30pm :: Studio F, Seattle
ELEVATOR SPEECH NETWORKING EVENT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Expand your network of contacts while practicing the way your present your work and goals. The event coincides with the Society for Photographic Education Regional Conference, November 7-10.
    Cost: $10 suggested donation

Artist Trust has invested over $10 million in Washington State artists since its founding in 1986, through grant programs and direct support. Artist Trust also provides a comprehensive suite of career training and professional development resources to help artists achieve their career goals.

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Find out more at www.artisttrust.org.

Major supporters of Artist Trust include many individual donors along with: 4Culture, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Amazon, ArtsFund, ArtsWA, The Boeing Company, The Dale & Leslie Chihuly Foundation, The Klorfine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Raynier Institute & Foundation, Seattle Art Fair, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and Vulcan Inc.