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Cultivating Professional Relationships for Artists / Seattle

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Mt. Baker Lofts (Community Room)
2915 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA, 98144

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Event Fee

$50/$40 AT members ( for code)

Event Information

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.

Workshop will include:
- presentation by Held, with Q & A (1 hour);
- Break (10 min);
- 2 break-out sessions with team exercises, to build both your skills and peer network (20 mins each);
- Break (10 min);
- Group session to review and share exercise results + Wrap-up + Evaluations (1 hour)

Robin Held

ROBIN HELD is a creative strategist and cultural entrepreneur. Direct work with artists to realize their most ambitious projects is a through line of her career, in roles as varied as curator of more than 100 museum exhibitions and performances, producing partner, advisor to funders, grant writer, and executive. Currently, as Principal, Robin Held Consulting, she advises a client base of artists, organizations, and institutions, across sectors of art, science and new technology. From this vantage she provides creators with new resources, planning expertise, and capital investment. Her past positions include Director, Neddy Artist Awards, Cornish College of the Arts; Executive Director, Reel Grrls; Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Collections, Frye Art Museum; Associate Curator, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington.
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.