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Writing the Artist Résumé / Columbia City

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Columbia Branch Seattle Public Library (Columbia Meeting Room)
4721 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

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Free, RSVP required, and space is limited.

Event Information

*This workshop is open to artists of all disciplines and ideal for artists applying for grants, residencies, and other opportunities who don’t have an artist résumé or need to revise one. Highly recommended for emerging artists.

Thanks to Columbia Branch Seattle Public Library for partnering with us on this event.

Email Zach Frimmel for questions about accessibility or workshop details.

Being an artist is just like any other job. Whether you’re applying for grants, residencies, and teaching positions, building a website, or approaching a gallery for representation, you need a strong résumé that showcases you and your work. In this workshop led by Artist Trust Program Director Brian McGuigan, you’ll learn the key components and proper format of an artist résumé and understand how to organize your experience and accomplishments on paper.

- An overview of artist résumés
- The difference between a résumé and a CV
- Understanding a résumés key components
- How to format and organize a résumé
- Examples of artist résumés from grant recipients

Brian McGuigan

Brian McGuigan is the Program Director at Artist Trust overseeing the funding and artist support programs for artists of all disciplines across Washington State. Before coming to Artist Trust, Brian worked at Hugo House for a decade where he co-founded and curated the popular reading series, Cheap Wine & Poetry and Cheap Beer & Prose. He’s also moonlighted as the director of Lit Crawl Seattle, an ambassador at On the Boards, and an event organizer for a slew of arts organizations in Seattle. For his work in the arts, The Stranger shortlisted Brian for their Genius Award in Literature in 2010, and in 2011, City Arts named him one of Seattle’s Power 50 Culture Makers. When hes not working for artists, Brian’s a writer himself. His essays have appeared in Gawker, Salon, The Stranger, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and he has received support from 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. He’s currently at work on a memoir.

Interested disciplines

All Disciplines, 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.