One of the many perks to living with a bunch of artists is I often get to hear about upcoming events in the art world without having to hunt high and low to find them. Today's tidbit is about two career strategy workshops for artists being presented by Make.Art.Work this Saturday, March 9th, at the university of New Haven.
From 10am to 12:30pm Jackie Battenfield will present a "Marketing Your work" workshop.
Jackie Battenfield is the author of "how to make a living doing what you love" and will be sharing some of her knowledge and personal experiences on the challenges of sustaining a career in the visual arts. This workshop will explore helpful networking and promotional tools, and how to develop a marketing strategy based on your art and goals.
Then, from 1:30pm to 4pm the "Working with Exhibitors "workshop will bring you an impressive panel of arts professionals who will walk you through how to work with exhibitors. The speakers will include directors and curators such as independent curator Deborah Frizzell, Helen Kauder of Artspace, Laura Marsh of the University of New Haven, Viera Levitt, University of Massachusetts and Sophia Gevas of Silvermine Arts Center. This collection of experts will share their knowledge including what they are look for in the artists when considering them for an exhibit, and obstacles that artists often make for themselves.
Tickets are $28 each or $56 for the full day. Boxed lunch tickets are an additional $10.
Visit www.makeartwork.org for more information and to register. They expect to have a pretty hefty turn-out, so they recommend pre-registering.
Make.Art.Work., Career Strategies for Visual Artists, is presented by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, Greater Hartford Arts Council, with support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.
For more information contact Jeannie Thomma, Program Coordinator, at Jeannie@makeartwork.org