Snapshot: PDP's West Coast Workshop Weekend
Artist participants enjoy the Bay Area weather on their lunch break during the Strategic Planning & Funding Your Work workshop at Southern Exposure.
Workshop leaders from Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program spent the last weekend of January in the west coast sun, meeting with artists in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Both workshops were generously underwritten by Tequila Herradura. On Saturday, we worked with Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) to host 46 artists for a day of Financial Literacy & Funding Your Work. Sarah Russin, LACE’s Executive Director, told us: “I am concerned sometimes about what I call the “broccoli factor” – I know it’s good for me, but I don’t always want to eat it. The shared camaraderie of the all-day environment illustrates to sometimes isolated artists that they are not alone in these concerns. The quality of the instructors and the group sharing helps make the healthy food taste better.”
The next day, workshop leaders were in San Francisco at Southern Exposure, offering a day long Strategic Planning & Funding Your Work workshop to 36 artist participants. Sue Mark, who participated in the workshop, told us: “What’s most remarkable to me is discovering that, with some cultivation, I already do have the tools to create monumental change.” See below for some images from the events, and take a look at our calendar for upcoming workshops near you!
Artist Todd Berman took some exciting “notes” while participating in the workshop at Southern Exposure. See more from Todd here: www.theartdontstop.com
Aaron Landsman leads a group of artist participants at Southern Exposure.
Andrew Simonet and Amy Smith lead the Financial Literary & Funding Your Work workshop at LACE.
An artist participant shares their notes during the Financial Literary & Funding Your Work workshop at LACE.
Deborah Scacco, who participated in the workshop at LACE, responded to PDP’s artist to artist teaching model: “The fact that [the workshop] was run by artists who have created a sustainable economic model for themselves made it even more impactful.” Interested in taking part in a PDP workshop? Check out our calendar to find out when we’ll be in your area!
Creative Capital is honored to be the charitable beneficiary of the second annual Herradura Barrel Art Competition. With support from Tequila Herradura, we are presenting PDP workshops to artists in seven cities free-of-charge in 2015. Click here to learn more about the program and the participating artists.