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Artist Statements / Auburn

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Auburn Community & Event Center Classroom
910 9th St SE
Auburn, WA 98002

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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.

Topics Covered:
- Artist statement essentials
- When you might need an artist statement
- How to explain your work and creative aspirations in writing

- Strong artist statement to use for presenting your work

Katy Hannigan

As the Program Manager at Artist Trust, Katy develops responsive programming that supports Washington state artists in their creative and professional endeavors.
Prior to Artist Trust, Katy was a Client Manager at Shunpike where she was the point of contact for 85 fiscally sponsored arts organizations, managed Shunpike’s Arts Business Clinic program, and represented the organization at the Racial Equity Cohort through the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Prior to moving to Seattle, Katy worked with a startup nonprofit dedicated to advocating for the arts and cultural communities across Massachusetts. Katy is a recent graduate of the Seattle University MFA in Arts Leadership program and holds a degree in theatre from the College of Holy Cross.

Interested disciplines

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.