Creative Capital workshop leader Aaron Landsman taking questions about artist-community engagement at the workshop in Ann Arbor.
This week, more than 40 artists participate in two Professional Development Program (PDP)
workshops in Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI, hosted by ArtServe Michigan
. The first workshop, presented in partnership with the Stamps School of Art & Design
at the University of Michigan, takes place on July 17 and is a one-day intensive focusing on Strategic Planning and Community Engagement. The second is a Core Skills Weekend Workshop for the 2014 Kresge Fellows
, taking place from July 18-20 in Detroit.
Jon Brumit, a 2013 Kresge Fellow who attended a Creative Capital Core Skills Workshop in Detroit last fall, called the experience “incredibly illuminating.” He stated, “The future seems to be unfolding into a much larger, brighter space now as I grapple with new methods of organization.” We hope the artists this year have a similarly positive experience. Many thanks to ArtServe Michigan, the University of Michigan and our incredible leaders—Colleen Keegan, Aaron Landsman, Jackie Battenfield, Byron Au Yong and Ela Troyano—for making these workshops possible!
Ann Arbor participant Parisa Ghaderi introducing herself to the group.
ArtServe Michigan’s Director of Creative Industries, Cezanne Charles, welcomed and introduced Aaron Landsman and Colleen Keegan of Creative Capital to participating artists in Ann Arbor.
In Ann Arbor, Guna Nadarajan, the Dean of the Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan.
In Ann Arbor, participating Artists William Burgard, Osman Khan, Elona Van Ghent, Karl Daubmann and Roland Graf.
In Ann Arbor, Colleen Keegan of Creative Capital letting participants know about the benefits of making a strategic plan for their creative practice.
In Detroit, Rola Nashef and Donavan Glover receiving their Creative Capital Artist’s Tools Handbook.
In Detroit, Sherina Rodriguez Sharpe and Rola Nashef and Colleen Keegan discussing how to communicate to family about the importance of building on their creative practice.
In Detroit, Kresge Artist Fellows Daniel Land, Tracy Halloran Pearson, and Erik Ronmark of New Music Detroit receiving their Strategic Planning Workbook
All photos: Sarah Nesbitt, ArtServe Michigan.
In Detroit, Ela Troyano discussing the importance of representing and speaking for your work